City of Houston
October 30, 2021
Houston, TX
Job Type


Applications accepted from:         ALL PERSONS INTERESTED
Job Classification:                          PARALEGAL
Department:                                    LEGAL
Division:                                           CLAIMS & SUBROGATION
Reporting Location:                        900 BAGBY
Workdays & Hours:                         MONDAY – FRIDAY 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM*   *Subject to Change
The City of Houston Legal Department strives to provide the highest quality municipal legal services to the City in the most efficient manner feasible through adherence to the following guiding principles:

  • Quality & Service – Achieving high customer satisfaction as judged by our clients
  • Partnership & Teamwork – Working cooperatively internally and with our clients to achieve the City's goals
  • Integrity & Candor – Acting with a commitment to honesty and ethical behavior
  • Dignity & Diversity – Demonstrating esteem for the worth of each individual
  • Innovation & Imagination – Seeking novel and creative approaches to achieving the City's objectives

Comprised of nearly 100 of Houston's finest attorneys across ten sections, the Legal Department has the pivotal role of providing litigation support, negotiating and drafting contracts, handling taxation matters, advising on personnel actions, dealing with the acquisition of sale of City property, overseeing City elections, advising City officials and departments, and dealing with neighborhood protection and quality of life issues. Every employee is committed to the Department's motto – "Service Through Law."

The City of Houston Legal Department seeks a skilled, energetic, team-oriented Paralegal who is self-motivated and excited to be a part of the Claims and Subrogation team. The core functions and duties of the Paralegal include, but are not limited to:

  • Opening and closing electronic and physical files and maintaining the files for the duration of claims and litigation
  • Performing pretrial preparation such as trial notebooks, arranging exhibit preparation, subpoenas, scheduling court reporters and videographers, and coordinating travel arrangements
  • Drafting documents such as pleadings, discovery, contracts, correspondence, ordinances, resolutions, and requests for counsel action
  • Electronic filing of pleadings and court documents
  • Preparation of discovery responses and document gathering   
  • Assisting attorneys with depositions and with court hearings, coordinating witnesses, and performing general duties as assigned
  • Maintaining attorney calendars and schedules; working with court staff to obtain hearing dates and trial schedules
  • Performing legal research, coordinating and scheduling court appearances, trials, depositions and meetings
  • Working in Word, Outlook, Excel, and other software programs

This position is physically comfortable; the individual has discretion about walking, standing, etc. There are no major sources of discomfort in a normal office environment.

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