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Legal Staff Paralegal in Houston, TX

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Company name

Metropolitan Transit Authority

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Litigation - Personal Injury

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Houston, TX

Date Last Verified

Mar 10,2018

Posted on

Mar 09,2018


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Contract Paralegal – Litigation Personal Injury (Temporary) Duties The candidate provides support and assistance to the attorneys in all facets of the Legal Department operations including litigation support, legal file maintenance, organizational structure, client contact, scheduling and special projects. Performs duties in a safe, efficient manner and in compliance with all applicable rules and safety procedures. 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.

Qualification and Experience

Qualification: The candidate should preferably have Bachelor's degree in a related field. Must have 5+ years' experience as a paralegal to include litigation support, legal research, and writing. Must have successful completion of Paralegal certificate. Must have working knowledge of law libraries and Westlaw for research, Strong writing skills and effective communication skills; Must have extensive knowledge of state and federal rules of civil procedures; knowledge of procedures of various federal, state and related governmental agencies. Must have working knowledge of e-discovery rules; electronic-filing in both State and Federal Courts and email e-discovery software.

Additional info

Position #4288 Send resume. Apply online. No emails.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Metropolitan Transit Authority
1201 Louisiana
Houston, TX 77028-1428
Phone: 713-739-4953