Job Details

Temporary Paralegal

Company name

Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Sep 19, 2020

Valid Through

Jan 02, 2021

Posted on

Mar 22, 2020

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Houston, TX, United States

Employment Type

Contract, Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Temporary Paralegal
The candidate will be responsible for: Provides complex litigation support in state and federal courts and arbitration matters. Assists in responding to discovery, scheduling, arranging for depositions, ordering records, preparing, reviewing, analyzing, filing and organizing documents in connection with litigation matters. Performs state and federal law research, locates case law, statutory authority, administrative regulations and other pertinent legal resources. Drafts pleadings, memos, correspondence and other materials for review and finalization by assigned attorney. Tracks and maintains deadline calendar to monitor and ensure compliance with court, statutory and other deadlines. Coordinates and maintains the schedule for assigned attorneys. Participates in all aspects of trial preparation, including creating and maintaining trial notebooks, updating discovery, witness scheduling and preparation, and filing of relevant pleadings. Attends and assists at trial. Responsible for handling case intake and client contact. Assists in compilation of responses to requests under the Texas Public Information Act. Works with other Departmental Members to achieve Annual and Quarterly Goals and Objectives for the Legal Department. Organizes and maintains all filing for matters handled by attorneys of the Legal Department. Works with Legal Department personnel on assigned tasks including clerical support. Participates in special projects as assigned both within the department and throughout the Metropolitan Transit Authority. Promotes safety awareness and follows safety procedures in an effort to reduce or eliminate accidents. Performs other duties as assigned. Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred. Should have 5+ years’ experience as a paralegal to include litigation support, legal research, and writing. Labor and employment experience preferred. Successful completion of Paralegal Certificate Program required. Working knowledge of law libraries and Westlaw for research. Strong organization, writing and effective communication skills required. Must have extensive knowledge of state and federal rules of civil procedures and e-filling. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) required. Knowledge of practice procedures of various federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), state Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) and related governmental agencies is preferred.

Additional info

Requisition Number: 1601

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas
1201 Louisiana
Houston, TX 77028-1428

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