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Paralegal - Austin (20719)


Designation: Direct Hire Category: Legal Location: Austin, TX
Salary: DOE Job Code: 20719  


Job Description:

1. Assist in drafting of initial pleadings, including discovery, briefs, appellate documents, memos and findings of facts, etc. 

 

2. Support attorneys in significant litigation and/or other trial-related matters, to include assistance with trial research, preparation, and presentation; prepare affidavits, gather and organize evidence and other information, and draft position statements or briefs for such proceedings.       

 

3. Establish, organize and maintain pleading boards, attorney trial notebooks, expert witness notebooks, document indexes and lists.  Devise file organization scheme and supervise file maintenance, prepare privilege logs. Prepare exhibits and schedules.      

 

4. Preparation of areas of inquiry or questions for attorneys to use during depositions and trial.

 

5. Perform assigned legal research tasks using all available resources including libraries and computer data systems.

 

6. Assist with investigations, both documentary and witness interviews.

 

7. Manage document productions, prepare exhibits and coordinate demonstrative evidence for hearings and trials, cite check and finalize briefs.

 

8. Summarize depositions, transcripts and records. Prepare case summaries, chronologies, correspondence and memoranda .

 

9. Design computer adaption for documents and deposition testimony including key word index for ease of retrieval.

 

10. Attend and contribute to organization and strategy meetings.

 

11. Act as the sounding board, the right hand, the confidant of the attorney with whom they are working so as to glean a good understanding of the facts, issues, problems and direction to be pursued in order to reach the ultimate goal set.

 

12. When appropriate, act as liaison between attorney and client so as to better cement client confidence.

 

Other Duties

1. Assist attorneys with speeches and articles;

 

2. Attend CLE and courses so as to expand knowledge of substantive law;

 

3. Perform other related duties as needed or assigned.

 

Qualifications:

This non-exempt employee will assist attorneys in accomplishing clients’ goals by using organizational, analytical and communication skills. Position requires individual with ability to conduct legal research, document management, and the ability to read and summarize case law and depositions.

 

Contact:
Becky Barclay