Candidate must have an accredited Associate’s degree in paralegal or legal assistant studies, plus three (3) years experience as a paralegal or performing office support work in a legal setting. |
Licenses and Certificates : Certification as a Legal Assistant or Paralegal, or graduation from an accredited school of law with a Doctor of Jurisprudence required by time of application.
Under general supervision, provide level paralegal services in research and document preparation for an attorney as assigned.
Conduct standard research and analysis of facts and applicable laws and cases, including those pertaining to issues of a complex nature, as instructed by attorney being supported. Involves: Utilize on-line research services and other computer-based and written resources. Request information pursuant to applicable statutes and regulations. Assist in investigation of facts, statutes, regulations and case law to identify causes of action and prepare cases appropriately. Conduct interviews and obtain pertinent information regarding legal matters. Track legislation and serve as a liaison to area of assignment, if required.
Compose, proof and correct designated legal correspondence and related documents for review and approval of attorney supported. Involves: Prepare initial and final drafts including, but not limited to, business letters, internal memoranda, legal opinions, appeals, pleadings, subpoenas, interrogatories, requests for production, deposition notices, ordinances, resolutions, settlement agreements, contracts, deeds and debt collection and similar instruments using a personal computer and word processing software. Prepare and assemble administrative and litigation reports. Assist, process and respond to public requests under the Texas Public Information Act (TPIA). Transcribe dictated correspondence, reports, memoranda, and other legal documents.
Maintain legal filing system and law library, and perform allied records management as delegated. Involves: Enter data, and monitor and update general legal, utility master and legislative folders, binders and electronic media, and TPIA logs. File legal documents with court clerks and administrative agencies. Manage records maintenance of workers’ compensation, environmental, bankruptcy, personnel, prosecution and other legal matters. Compile and record statistics on closed and archived files. Ensure legal and other designated textbooks, reference manuals and periodicals are up to date, cataloged, cross indexed and shelved in an orderly manner.
Perform miscellaneous related duties as assigned. Involves: Assist with collection from individuals who are delinquent in payment of ad valorem taxes, utilities fees, property damage claims, workers compensation, subrogation or other fees due the City.
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Please note: This is an unclassified position.
Note: Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. This position will close when a preset number of qualified applications have been received.