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Title : Paralegal

Location : Texas - Houston
Refer to Job # MYFM712462


PARALEGAL LITIGATION III The candidate should provide support to the litigation group. Will draft 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. Knowledge of e-filing procedures. Maintain regular contact with all parties. Perform factual investigations and analysis of file data. 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. Assists and/or attends client meetings, hearings, mediations, trials, as assigned. Comply 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. The candidate should have a Four (4) year undergraduate degree. Paralegal certificate preferred by not required. A minimum of 4 to 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 have familiarity with the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure. Must type at least 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 possess 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. Must be willing to travel for trials, etc. up to 25-30% as assigned. Must be able to sit for long periods of time, bend, stoop and lift up to 25 lbs.
 
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