Legal Assistant

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Project Id
12567

Project Description

A company is looking for a contract bilingual (Spanish and English) legal assistant to primarily support both Family Law and Business Law practice areas.

Successful candidate will play a key role in firm operation by assisting in such tasks as: organizing case files and summarizing content, preparing discovery requests, preparing trial briefs and motions, interviewing witnesses, developing and executing case strategy, completing and filing discovery requests and responses in both family law and business law cases.

Required:

  • At least, 2 years experience as a legal assistant.
  • Excellent writing. Excellent problem solving skills--ability to think creatively and effectively on your feet.
  • Good sense of humor.
  • Interest in small/solo practice.
  • Excellent organizational skills - very detail oriented.
  • Knowledge of or familiarity with family law pleadings, (SAPCR, Divorce, etc.).
  • Knowledge of civil litigation process and activities--from intake to case closure.
  • Positive, get it done attitude.
  • Flexibility -- ability to work nights and weekends to meet tight deadlines if/when necessary.
  • Knowledge of MyCase or similar Practice Management tool.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred.
  • Knowledge of general office skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, file maintenance, data entry, business writing.
  • Good telephone skills, grammar, punctuation and spelling skills.
  • Strong work ethics and ability to work under deadlines.

Some Responsibilities:

  • Interview prospective clients, compile and summarize information.
  • Prepare some court documents and pleadings (including Original Petitions, SAPCR, Discovery Request and Responses, MSJ, etc.).
  • Organize and prepare cases for court appearance - including witness interviews, subpoena of records, etc.
  • Legal research.
  • Discuss issues of case with client based on Attorney direction.
  • Assist Attorney in court as needed.
  • Utilize MyCase client management system.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required experience:

  • Legal Assistant: 3 years

Required language:

  • Spanish

This Project is seeking consultants.

Project Location:
Houston,
Texas
This is not a remote position.
This position does not require travel.

Project Salary - Hourly
Minimum Range In Dollars:
Maximum Range In Dollars:

Functional Expertise

  • Admin/Office Support
  • File Clerk

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