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Job ID#: 16394

Litigation Paralegal – Downtown Houston – HYBRID SCHEDULE

Essential Job Duties

  • Draft motions, petitions, discovery requests, correspondence to clients and other legal documents
  • Prepare for and attend depositions, hearings, mediations, trials and arbitrations
  • Prepare trial/case notebooks, motion/hearing notebooks, deposition notebooks, and witness kits in preparation of hearings, depositions, mediations, arbitrations and trials 
  • Prepare trial subpoenas, depositions upon written questions, deposition notices, and all relevant releases for ordering medical, billing, employment, and social security records
  • Perform Accurint and social media searches on all potential witnesses involved in cases
  • Perform legal research and cite check using Westlaw and Lexis/Nexis 
  • Correspond with Experts regarding case related deadlines, case schedules and discovery review
  • Prepare deposition summaries and case summaries for attorney use
  • Coordinate and maintain large volumes of paper and electronic documents in an orderly manner
  • Summarize cases and prepare reports for attorneys
  • Prepare document production using firm’s computer software program
  • Create timeline of events for each case as directed by supervising attorneys
  • Prepare and organize exhibits electronically on firm’s computer software program for hearings and trials
  • Research and analyze statutes, regulations, legal articles, judicial decisions, and other legal sources; provide written analysis to attorneys
  • Professionally communicate with clients, opposing counsel, and firm personnel
  • Take the initiative to inform attorneys on tasks needing completion on each case and act as the project manager


  • High level of proficiency with technology, including MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), and Adobe Acrobat; experience with iManage preferred
  • Experience and ability to work with time-sensitive and overlapping deadlines
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize numerous ongoing projects in a fast-paced and demanding environment
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills and attention to detail
  • Dependable team player; ability to work productively with personnel at all levels and with minimal supervision
  • Must be a self-starter and take initiative
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience with ESI discovery platform (IPRO experience a plus)
  • Minimum 5 years of trial/arbitration litigation experience in a law firm environment
  • Flexible to work overtime


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