McElroy, Sullivan, Miller & Weber, L.L.P. is a mid-size oil and gas/environmental law firm with 17 attorneys. Our attorneys practice before regulatory agencies including the Railroad Commission of Texas, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Texas General Land Office and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Our litigation practice is varied and includes both plaintiff and defense work predominantly in state court, including administrative appeals and other appellate work.
Our firm is seeking a full-time paralegal with an emphasis on litigation support. The successful candidate for this position must be professional, organized, responsible and motivated with the ability to work with limited supervision and as part of a team. The candidate must also have the ability to multi-task and to prioritize responsibilities, think proactively, anticipate problems, develop effective solutions, take initiative, possess exceptional attention to detail and meet critical deadlines in a pressured environment.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Maintain and organize electronic litigation files including pleadings, discovery, document productions, client documents, witness files, expert files, correspondence, and attorney emails.
Prepare pleadings for e-filing in state and federal district courts, state administrative and regulatory agencies.
Prepare deposition notices and schedule court reporters.
Prepare documents for production (organize, review for privilege, Bates label and serve during litigation).
Calculate and calendar deadlines per Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, Texas Administrative Code or specific court rules/procedures and/or scheduling orders.
Calendar depositions, mediations, hearings, meetings, conference calls, etc. with appropriate reminders.
Monitor attorneys’ emails for action required and updating client files.
Assist with trial and hearing preparations.
Edit, format, and finalize various legal documents.
Prepare case specific binders in paper and electronic formats.
Obtain documents and factual information via Internet research, district court records, PACER and other governmental/regulatory agency websites.
Perform legal research.
Coordinate deliveries of materials and filings to local agencies and courts.
Open new client matter files and prepare conflict sheets and master files.
Copy, scan, fax and mail documents.
Schedule meetings, conference calls and arrange conference rooms.
EXPERIENCE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor’s (or associate) degree and paralegal certificate preferred.
Minimum 5 years’ experience as a litigation paralegal.
Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
Superior proofreading, cite checking and research skills.
Effective written and oral communication.
Detail oriented with ability to prioritize work to meet critical deadlines.
Ability to maintain confidential information.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneDrive), Westlaw, e-filing and time keeping systems.
Bilingual – Spanish speaking a plus.
Ability to draft table of contents and table of authorities a plus.
Competitive salary, health, dental, vision, 401K, paid vacation/sick leave, and free parking.