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Litigation Paralegal (8015)


Designation: Direct Hire Category: Legal Location: Houston, TX
Salary: DOE Job Code: 8015  


Job Description:

The paralegal is responsible for performing a variety of duties to assist attorneys in all phases of litigation and appeal, including discovery, trial, post-trial and appellate phases. Duties include, but are not limited to:

·         Filings: Prepare and file pleadings, briefs, and other documents through electronic filing systems and/or manually at all court levels (trial and appellate), including federal and state courts; conduct blue book and citation checks, proofread and edit pleadings; ensure compliance with local rules of procedure for filings; communicate with clerks’ offices when needed.

·         Discovery: organize case files; assist in the preparation of discovery requests and responses; review and organize defendants’ discovery responses; organize incoming and outgoing document production; conduct document review; prepare witness materials for depositions; assist in reviewing documents for privilege and preparing privilege logs. 

·         Case development: conduct fact research, communicate with clients and witnesses; review testimony from depositions and declarations; examine client files obtained from field work; translate client statements and supporting documents.

·         Hearings and Trial: prepare materials for conferences and binders for hearings; assemble exhibits and required documents for trials; coordinate trial details with attorneys and legal assistant; attend trials.

Qualifications:

·  Bachelor’s Degree or Paralegal Certification preferred

·   5 + years of litigation paralegal experience required

·  Experience filing in Federal and State trial and appellate courts required

·  Blue Booking and cite checking experience required

·  Intermediate to advanced computer proficiency in all Microsoft products and internet research; Lexis/Westlaw; report writing, and database maintenance

·  Eclipse Web and Trial Director experience preferred

·  Trial experience preferred

·  Construction experience preferred

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

·  Strong organizational, problem solving, and communication skills

·  Ability to prioritize and handle numerous projects in a timely and efficient manner

·  Professional demeanor

·  Fast and efficient learner

·  Ability to work moderate overtime, as case needs require.

·  Background in construction litigation a plus

Contact:
Becky Barclay