Job Details

LitigationAppellate Legal Assistant

Company name

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Posted on

Aug 10,2018

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required

Location

Houston, TX
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - Appellate
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Litigation/Appellate Legal Assistant Duties: Support attorneys in their litigation practices including: Filing/e-filing in appellate courts. Organizing and maintaining Outlook calendars and keep assigned attorneys' calendars current in the firm docketing software. Maintaining attorney contacts list. Making travel arrangements as requested. Creating appellate briefs, table of contents, table of authorities, checking compliance, preparing appendix and creating bookmarks. Creating and editing documents in Adobe Pro and MS Office applications including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Using a document management system to store, retrieve and edit documents. Serving as the point of contact for service by email on cases and ensuring that served documents are properly calendared and stored. Serving case documents on opposing counsel, and sending to client representatives as requested by assigned attorneys. Reviewing and respond/distribute mail and emails. Reviewing and submitting new case materials for conflict search. Maintaining an updated list of all active cases for your assigned attorneys. Assisting paralegal(s) and attorney(s) in preparation for depositions, mediations, hearings, and trial. Answering attorney telephone line as requested by the attorney, and maintaining a record of calls as requested by the attorney. Retrieving and storing attorney reading files as requested by assigned attorneys. Preparing outgoing mail/overnight delivery packages. Assisting with contacting vendors, courts, clients and outside counsel as requested relating to depositions, hearings, and other parts of case preparation. Submitting monthly attorney time, expense reports and invoices to accounting. Reviewing attorney pre-bills as requested by the billing attorney. Opening and closing files and storing documents, case information, and emails relating to assigned attorney matters based on current Firm Protocols. Updating and assist assigned attorneys in maintaining CLE hours and association/organization memberships. Reports to the Assigned Partner(s) and the Executive Director.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: 3+ years of experience as a litigation assistant with appellate experience. Excellent proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel required. Strong organizational and proofreading skills required. Must possess an adaptable and positive demeanor. Strong appellate experience. Will have a strong knowledge of state, federal and appellate court rules and filing procedures. Should also have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, have strong attention to detail and be able to work effectively under pressure.

Company info

Addison L. Braun
Attorney Recruiting
Beck Redden LLP
1221 McKinney Street
Suite 4500
Houston, TX 77010-2029

Review:

"Competitive Law Firm"

Current Employee - Reviewed on July 21, 2017

My advice is that believes in your abilities and focus on your work. You can get success if you will show consistency and punctuality, but along with that you should please senior management as well.

Pros : Superb work culture and low pressure characterize this Law firm. The work environment is very employee friendly and senior attorneys are also great. Work-life balance is also amazing.
Cons : The worst part of the firm was that the promotions were very slow. Like other firms office politics plays a major role while distributing work and nominating names for promotions.
Current or former employee? : Current Employee

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