Legal Assistant – Downtown Houston Law Firm

Johnson DeLuca Kurisky Gould PC
July 30, 2022
Houston, TX
Job Type


Job Description

Commercial Litigation

Job Requirements

  • Work experience as Legal Assistant to a group of litigation attorneys including Partner and senior level lawyers

  • 5+ years experience as a Paralegal / Legal Assistant / Legal Secretary in Commercial Litigation

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Experience with and ability to E-file in both State and Federal Court

  • Experience with Adobe Pro and MS Office applications including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint

  • Ability to work independently

  • Outstanding typing and organization skills
  • Capacity to compose routine correspondence and motions

  • Ability to expedite matters for Partner level attorney

Job Responsibilities

  • Assist with organization of client materials and attorney work product

  • Perform administrative and clerical work, and facilitate and expedite discovery and court filings

  • Draft and prepare rudimentary documents (pleadings, complaints, motions, subpoenas, general correspondence)

  • Prepare legal documents and correspondence for attorneys

  • Maintain Group Calendar and individual calendars for attorneys within group, including hearings, docket deadlines and reminders

  • Assist attorneys with trial preparation

  • Compile mediation, hearing and arbitration notebooks

  • Communicate with Court Clerks (County, District, and Federal) and have command of both state and federal electronic filing platforms

  • Maintain chronological records of case activity

  • Experience with document management software¬†

  • Schedule court hearings, client appointments and depositions, including Court Reporting services

  • Capable of composing routine correspondence and motions

  • Notary Public (or willing to qualify as a notary)

  • Read and route incoming mail and maintain some hardcopy files

  • Maintain electronic firm files on PerfectLaw case management system

  • Assist in ensuring attorney time is completely input

  • Assist in making travel arrangements for Partner and attorneys

  • Prepare expense reports and process third-party invoices

  • Organize and bates label documents in Adobe Pro

Office hours 8:30am to 5:30pm - candidate will be working in office daily during normal business hours

Full-time position with benefits including medical insurance, 401(k) plan and paid parking Salary commensurate with experience.
Must be able to work overtime when required.

Requirements to apply:

Please submit resume and salary requirements for consideration

Company Description

Our firm was founded on a philosophy of building strong relationships with our clients. That philosophy has resulted in our steady growth since the firm began in 1995.
The Firm represents plaintiffs and defendants in a wide range of commercial matters, including corporations, labor and employment, business, energy, oil and gas, probate and trust, real estate, and bankruptcy in state and federal courts as well as in arbitration.
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