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Title : Litigation Paralegal

Location : Texas - Houston
Refer to Job # FREV705975

Litigation Paralegal The candidate will work under the supervision of the supervising attorney(s) and provide support to the Litigation Group and other attorneys throughout the Firm. Will be coordinating schedules, drafting legal documents, and communicating with parties. Drafts legal documents such as notices, discovery, affidavits, subpoenas, preparing trial exhibits, correspondence and more for review and approval by an attorney. Preparation of deposition summaries for use in mediation and trial. Performs factual investigations and analysis of file data. Assists and/or attends client meetings, hearings, mediations, trials, as assigned. Complies with filing system, ensures proper indexing, filing and scanning procedures and the proper opening and closing of files, and other appropriate action required (i.e. shredding, record retention, etc.). Log and submit case time and expense billing for case files. Maintain competency through seminars, workshops, and professional affiliations to keep abreast of latest developments. Qualifications: Paralegal certificate preferred. 4 year undergraduate degree preferred. 4-5 years experience and knowledge working on personal injury and commercial business litigation matters as a paralegal working in a Texas law firm required. Must know all aspects of litigation discovery. Must type at 65 WPM and have exceptional computer skills and proficiency using Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Adobe Software. Experience working with various practice and case management databases (iManage) and timekeeping and billing systems. Must have excellent English communication skills with the ability to speak and write clearly and informatively and able to read and interpret information. Must be willing to work additional hours and weekends. Ability to work under the supervision of the assigned attorney(s) and provide support to the litigation group. Must have an analytical and logical mind. Knowledge of e-filing procedures. Ability to effectively communicate with clients, court personnel, counsel, third parties, private investigators, medical providers, experts, etc., and maintains regular contact with all parties. Ability to review and organize case records per firm procedures. Must be highly organized and maintain electronic and hard copy case files per firm procedures. Skill to coordinate Multi-calendar schedules for attorneys and legal staff and maintain a balanced calendar when scheduling multiple case related matters such as case meetings, court proceedings, third party meetings, depositions, meditations, trials, etc. Exceptional customer service and people skills. Must have familiarity with the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure.

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