Job Details

Senior Paralegal

Company name

City of Houston Legal Department

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Jul 02, 2020

Valid Through

Oct 15, 2020

Posted on

Apr 09, 2019

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Houston, TX, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Real Estate >> Real Estate
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Senior Paralegal
Duties : Processing inquiries from Housing and Community Development Department ("HCDD") related real property, affordable housing, and construction matters. Actively engaging with attorneys to assist in the drafting, reviewing, and processing of various real estate documents including deeds, forgivable loan agreements, promissory notes, and other real estate conveyance documents. Assisting attorneys in drafting various documents such as contracts, ordinances, resolutions, and routine correspondence, including formatting, reviewing, and verifying documents for accuracy. Reviewing various databases to ensure the proper execution of documents. Regularly communicating with various client departments to provide status updates and request additional information. Performing legal research related to disaster recovery and housing matters. Maintaining attorney calendars and schedules. Facilitating the processing of documents to obtain various signatures. Performing title review and drafting related documents. Opening and closing files. Working in Word, Outlook, Excel, and other software programs.

Qualification and Experience

Qualification : Must have high school diploma or a GED certificate and a certificate in paralegal or legal assistant studies. An associate's degree may be substituted for the above certification requirement. Above average academic performance is preferred. Must have 5+ years of experience as a paralegal at a comparable professional organization. An additional 2 years of Paralegal experience may be substituted for the certificate in paralegal or legal assistant studies.

Additional info

Position #21180

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
City of Houston Legal Department
900 Bagby St
P.O. Box 368
Houston, TX 77002

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