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Location : Texas - Houston
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Senior Paralegal The candidate will handle multiple voluminous cases in state and federal court. Position will assist in all aspects of the litigation process, including providing support for attorneys in discovery, motion practice, as well as hearings, mediations, trials, and arbitrations. Paralegal must be available for overtime hours, evenings, weekends, and travel, as needed. Thorough knowledge of a plaintiff personal injury litigation practice including an understanding and knowledge of court practices, requirements and deadlines in both state and federal courts. Ability to take a new case from file to trial. Prepare legal documents including petitions, answers, discovery, motions, pre-trial motions, legal memorandum, waivers, memos, case briefs, request medical records, Rule 11 agreements, settlements, and client correspondence. Compile deposition and trial notebooks, client interviews, pleadings, motions, pre-trial motions, depositions, investigation, mediation settlements, and familiarity with all discovery phases, including answers and responses to interrogatories, production, disclosures, and requests for admissions. Prepare LOPs, communicate with medical providers and lienholders. Provide assistance to other Paralegals within assigned teams whenever necessary to meet Firm and client needs. Organize and prioritize workload so as to most efficiently enable and facilitate team effort to accomplish Firm and client goals. Exhibit professionalism by recognizing and adhering to all Firm policies, including attendance guidelines, dress code, security measures, and confidentiality requirements. The ability to manage confidential information with discretion. Must have 7+ years of plaintiff personal injury litigation experience. Trial experience is a must. A proactive work ethic, the ability to anticipate needs, decisiveness, attention to detail, a flexible schedule, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, challenging legal environment are just a few of the requirements. Strong interpersonal and communication skills along with the ability to work collaboratively as a team are also necessary. On a day-to-day basis, this position works primarily under the direction of an assigned group of Attorneys and/or Paralegals to most effectively and efficiently meet Firm/client needs.
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