PARALEGAL – AMARILLO TRIAL DIVISION - Amarillo, TX, USA

The Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of Texas is accepting applications for a full-time paralegal in the trial unit in our Amarillo office. The trial unit represents indigent persons charged with a crime in federal court. Through an interdisciplinary team approach, we provide our clients with the highest level of legal representation challenging the charges brought against them.

The Federal Public Defender’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to improving diversity in the legal field. It is critical to our clients’ representation that the office be composed of individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds. The nature of our work leads us to invest in recruiting colleagues who demonstrate experience with, knowledge of, and sensitivity to the needs of culturally diverse and oppressed populations.

Skilled collaboration, strategic litigation, compassionate representation, and professionalism are among the values we aim to foster. Because no single person can do this work alone, you will work with experienced lawyers, investigators, paralegals and legal assistants. The ability to work well on a team is mandatory.

Application Process: To apply, email to TXN_Employment@fd.org in a single Adobe PDF file using the subject line “Paralegal” the following:

• A cover letter explaining your interest in the position and your qualifications;
• A resume;
• A minimum of three references.


The single adobe PDF document should be named as follows “Paralegal, Last Name, First Name” (e.g. Paralegal, Smith, John).

Submissions that do not follow this format will not be considered. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
Qualifications: To be considered for a paralegal position, candidates must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or have a paralegal certificate from an accredited paralegal program. Candidates must also possess:
• a strong legal, administrative, or paralegal background;
• excellent organization, communication, and administrative skills;
• computer proficiency with word processing, email, legal research, and database maintenance, using Word and other Windows-based applications;
• excellent command of English grammar and spelling;
• the ability to work collegially; and
• integrity, character, and good judgment.

Salary and Benefits: The position is full-time with federal benefits and salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. The starting salary for the position will fall within a range of $66,214 to $144,976, and is heavily dependent on prior experience. The position is excepted service and does not carry the tenure rights of the competitive Civil Service. Federal benefits include health and life insurance, retirement, and the Thrift Savings Plan. Salary is payable only by direct deposit. Appointment and retention is subject to a satisfactory background check.
Responsibilities: The paralegal performs legal and administrative duties using legal terminology, procedures, and documents that include cite checking, drafting motions and orders in criminal cases, and maintain electronic case files and databases. Paralegals assist the assistant federal public defenders in the daily activities of the office, performing duties that include assisting with case file management; gathering, organizing, summarizing and indexing of electronic and paper documents and other discovery materials. Paralegals also assist attorneys at hearings and trials; with client contact; witness interviews; provide litigation support services using advanced software programs; and other duties as assigned. Fluency in Spanish is strongly desired.
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BMWB Part-Time Legal Assistant - Amarillo, TX, USA

We are currently seeking a part-time legal assistant to assist with estate planning, trusts, probate, and business entity formation/operation matters. Successful candidates will have keen attention to detail, and will be able to produce work efficiently and accurately in a fast-paced atmosphere. Candidates proficient in Word, Excel, and Adobe Acrobat are preferred. Candidates are expected to be team players who are individually organized and motivated to prioritize and press matters forward and deal well with clients, courts, and opposing attorneys. Preferred hours are from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 pm.

Lovell, Lovell, Isern & Farabough Full-Time Paralegal/Legal Assistant - Amarillo, TX, USA

Lovell, Lovell, Isern & Farabough is seeking an experienced (3+ yrs) full-time paralegal/legal assistant.

This is not an entry level position and applicants must have three or more years’ experience as a paralegal. Wage is negotiable depending on experience. Pre-employment background check is required.

Please send cover letter and resume to Alvaro Muniz at al@lovell-law.net

Previous experience as a paralegal; knowledge of TABS or other timekeeping software; familiarity with legal research; ability to prioritize and multitask; excellent written and verbal communication skills; deadline and detail-oriented; experience with e-filing systems.
This position responsibilities and qualifications are as follows:
Responsibilities: Calendar deadlines; prepare drafts correspondence, pleadings, discovery; setup/organize/maintain files; keep assigned attorney organized and reminded of deadlines; assist attorneys in preparation for court for hearings and depositions; conduct research and investigate facts to help in the case development of legal dispute
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Paralegal - Warner Law Firm

Immediate Opening for Paralegal

The Warner Law Firm is looking for a full-time paralegal.

Type: Full time, hourly
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday with 1 hour for lunch, overtime as needed.
Salary: starting pay depending on experience and paid vacation after period of time.

A paralegal coordinates office activities for the attorney, performing a variety of paralegal duties, such as scheduling hearings, preparing legal documents and correspondence, assisting with billing each month, and providing information and direction to others. The work requires knowledge of legal, secretarial, and office practices. A paralegal should be a self-starter with the ability to assist the attorney.

Accountability:
The Paralegal is accountable to the Attorney.

Relationships:
  1. Work under the supervision of the Attorney
  2. Be professional to all current and potential clients, attorneys, court staff, and vendors.
Send resume in PDF by email to mike@thewarnerlawfirm.com with subject line “Paralegal Position”

  1. Familiar with Civil and  Family Law.
  2. Familiar with court and clerk procedures of various counties in Texas.
  3. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  4. Proficient in Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel and Outlook.
  5. Proficient in case management software like Pro Doc and Clio.
  6. Experienced with Adobe Professional is a plus.
  7. Detail oriented – Ability to read documents submitted by clients; and take appropriate action based on the information they contain.
  8. Possesses the ability to prioritize files based on deadlines and amount of time required by each task.
  9. Experienced in both written (e-mail) and verbal customer service – providing accurate and professional information to appropriate parties, but provide NO legal advice.
  10. Proficient in typing accurately – excellent spelling and grammar is a MUST.
  11. Able to take detailed, accurate notes and records.
  12. Promptly respond to all e-mails and voicemails.
  13. Excellent proofreading skills.
  14. No facial piercings; other than ears.
  15. No visible tattoos
  16. Business attire required, including clothing and appearance.
  17. Must be on time for work; mornings and lunch.
  18. Understands and practices client/attorney/firm confidentiality.
  19. MOS Certification in Word preferred – or working towards obtaining.
  20. Associate’s Degree or Paralegal Certificate required – or working towards obtaining.
  1. Greet clients and guests in person or on the telephone – answering, screening and/or directing inquiries
  2. Represents attorney by communicating and obtaining information, following up on delegated assignments, and knowing when to act and when to refer the matter to attorney
  3. Complete clerical work
  4. Perform all data and client management
  5. Perform accounting, billing of revenue and expenses for client monthly and take payments and give receipt for same
  6. Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, and maintain personal networks
  7. E-filing documents
  8. Maintain and organize files
  9. Go through e-mails, move to relevant files and answer per direction of attorney
  10. Draft-with help of managing attorney, e-mails, letter, pleadings, orders, pretrial motions and orders, subpoenas etc.
  11. Proofread all documents before they go out to the client, other attorneys, or the Court
  12. Deal directly with the Court Coordinators
  13. Additional tasks as needed
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Legal Assistant/Paralegal -Law offices of Jamie S. Vandivere

Law offices of Jamie S. Vandivere in Amarillo, solo-practitioner, family law practice is seeking a full-time Legal Assistant/Paralegal with excellent people skills.  Wage is negotiable depending on experience.
 
Eligible candidates mush have excellent communication skills, able to multi-task, ability to work independently, detail-oriented and self-motivated.  Must be able to maintain strict confidentiality with client information.
 
Working hours M-F, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
 
Position Summary:  Answer phones, draft documents, e-file with courts, contact with clients, appearance in court with attorney, set appointments, assist in trial preparation.
 
Job Type:  Full-time position. 
 
Benefits:  Paid holidays, health insurance provided if needed, over-time pay for any hours over 40, paid vacation after one year, (terms negotiable), and matching IRA contributions as allowed by law.
 
If you are interested in applying, you must provide a resume and references to: jsvlaw@live.com