PARALEGAL
PNM Resources - Irving, TX

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SUMMARY:

Under direct supervision, performs a variety of duties to assist attorneys in coordination of document production, responding to interrogatories, researching and drafting legal memoranda and pleadings, developing and maintaining document control for the more complex and higher impact litigation and regulatory filings.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Designs and coordinates a company wide litigation and claims support program

Interfaces and supports outside counsel regarding claims handling, pre-trial, and trial matters

Coordinates document production and response to interrogatories on a company wide basis

Conducts fact and legal research and investigations, locates cases, dispositions, opinions, reports, and information related to the matter at hand

Assists in preparation of cases for trial or regulatory hearings by drafting and preparing: pre-trial orders, instructions to the jury, requests Voir Dire of jurors, jury investigations, witnesses and exhibit lists, pre-hearing motions, subpoenas witnesses, summarizes depositions, transcripts pleading boards, attorney trial notebooks, expert witness notebooks, discovery, background materials, documents indexes and lists

Drafts complaints and answers, pleadings, discovery, discovery responses, routing notices, affidavits, motions and petitions

Reviews and outlines depositions, indexes, and summarizes documents

Contacts and interviews parties, witnesses and experts, including the obtaining of written statements from witnesses

Schedules witnesses, controls, and tracks exhibits

Locates and confers with expert witnesses and resource persons

Arranges for expert opinions, reports, inspections, and obtains approval from counsel of record and specified parties

COMPETENCIES:

Thorough knowledge and understanding of public utility regulations and rules of procedure for state and federal courts

Specialized knowledge of legal and regulatory processes

Excellent command of the English language to include grammar, punctuation, vocabulary, legal writing and research skills

Ability to use computer tools applicable to word processing, litigation support, document search and retrieval

Must be experienced and proficient at legal research, and the use of research tools available in the department

Ability to interface with and direct co-workers

Ability to perform all essential duties of the position within time constraints and interruptions

Ability to handle multiple tasks, set own priorities, and delegate when appropriate

Ability to maintain confidentiality

QUALIFICATIONS

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

High school diploma or GED with five to seven years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience related to the discipline.

Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university highly preferred.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations

Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals

Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public

ANALYSIS AND PROBLEM-SOLVING ABILITY:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

COMPUTER SKILLS:

Knowledge of database, spreadsheet, and word processing software

Ability to use computer and software packages applicable to litigation support, document search, and retrieval

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit up to 2/3 of the time. Manual dexterity required, the ability to use hands and arms for filing, and the ability to talk and listen. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Office environment.

DEGREES:
HS Diploma or Gen Ed Diploma

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