Paralegal in Houston, TX at Search Services

Date Posted: 6/27/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Contractor
  • Location:
    Houston, TX
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    6/27/2020

Job Description

Our Downtown lawfirm client is seeking to add a Paralegal to their outstanding legal team. The firm has recently been retained to handle a large volume of cases and are needing a dynamic, sharp and think outside the box paralegal.

Responsibilities:

  • Preparing affidavits, legal correspondence and other documents for attorneys.
  • Organizing and maintaining documents in a paper or electronic filing system.
  • Meeting with clients, attorneys, and other professionals to talk about case details.
  • Filing pleadings with court clerk.
  • Helping prepare for trial by organizing exhibits and assisting with other tasks as needed.
  • Preparing briefs, wills, contracts, real estate closing statements, pleadings, appeals, and other legal documents.
  • Investigating facts and laws of cases and searching public records and other resources to prepare cases and determine causes of action.
  • Directing and coordinating law office activity, including delivery of subpoenas.
  • Gathering and analyzing statutes, decisions, and legal articles, codes, documents and other data.
  • Calling on witnesses to testify at hearings.
  • Travel as needed for cases
  • Keeping law library up-to-date by monitoring legal volumes.

Paralegal Requirements

  • 4+ years paralegal experience
  • Certificate of completion from an ABA-approved paralegal certification program of education and training, or an associate degree in paralegal studies.
  • Associate degree.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, specifically Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Must be able to effectively multi-task, manage time sensitive documents and have exceptional organizational skills in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be able to function effectively in a busy, team oriented environment.
  • Office administration experience.