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Babich & Associates Dallas Full-Time
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LITIGATION LEGAL SECRETARY          N. Dallas                                             $70K - $90K

The process from the beginning of a case to the end, is generally the same on all cases and will typically run anywhere from two months (for cases that settle) to a year.  Most of our legal assistant work requires the use of templates for pleadings, motions, discovery, etc., e-filing and keeping their attorney’s calendar/docket up to date at all times.  Filing season is generally from mid-July through the end of September.  This is an extremely busy time for all of us and is typically the only time of the year where paid overtime may be required, although over the two years that I have been with the firm, very little overtime has been necessary. Attention to detail and organization is essential.  Legal assistants must be proactive and manage their attorney’s docket effectively, making sure their attorney is where they need to be every day and all deadlines are being met. 

CORPORATE PRACTICE ASSISTANT                        Downtown Dallas                  $40k - $45k

The Dallas office is seeking a Practice Assistant to provide secretarial and administrative support to attorneys and assigned legal personnel; maintain positive client relations; maintain the integrity of attorney-client confidentiality; and other assigned Firm-related administrative tasks under general supervision. Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma required; Minimum of 3 years legal experience. Proficiency in MS Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.  Basic computer skills are required, with working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.  Basic knowledge of Elite Enterprise and Adobe are also needed. A genuine interest in maintaining a career within the legal industry.  Excellent verbal and written communication with strong proofreading skills.  Possesses outstanding organizational and interpersonal skills.  Highly efficient with great attention-to-detail. Degree preferred. Type 50 wpm.

 

LITIGATION PARALEGAL                                Downtown                                         $45k - $50k

Paralegal for a mid-sized private law firm representing municipalities and other local governmental entities in both transactional and litigation matters. The position will provide full-time legal and administrative support to assigned attorneys. Provide transactional doc prep support including preparing & reviewing agreements, ordinances and resolutions.  Organize and prepare pleadings, discovery, and hearing /trial prep documents.  Administer Attorneys’ schedules, scheduling meetings, conferences, teleconferences and travel. Produce reports and presentations by transcribing, formatting, inputting, editing, retrieving, coping and transmitting test, data and graphics. High proficiency with MS Office Suite. Preferred experience Texas Public Information Act and Open Meeting Act.  Experience with civil lit in both State & Federal Courts. Lexis Nexis, TimeMatters, PC Law and or Westlaw.

 

LITIGATION PARALEGAL                                Plano                          $45k - $60k

Excellent attention to detail, ability to work under pressure in a fast pace environment. The capacity to freely communicate with co-workers and clients. Ability to work with a high case load including but not limited to document management, assisting with coordination of calendars, and case related deadlines. Proficient in Microsoft Word, knowledgeable with Excel, and Outlook. Self-motivated and is eager to work with demanding deadlines. Highly organized with strong attention to detail. Willingness to be trained. 1 – 3 years of experience. Bachelor degree/Associates degree required.

 

 TRUST & ESTATE PARALEGAL                      Downtown                 $55k - $60k

Working with Partner & clients on Trust and Estate issues, including General Corporate law. Ability to handle independent administration probate from start to finish, including drafting and filing probate documents and inventory, and calendaring of all critical dates (they have the probate forms and they are pretty straightforward.  If they find someone who is diligent and organized, they can provide them with the critical dates and documents.  The inventory is the primary thing that needs drafting and that is where Excel can be helpful.) Ability to draft basic estate planning ancillary documents and simple wills. Knowledge of basic corporate, partnership and LLC documentation also helpful – Prepare and file Certificate of Formation and opening minutes. Working  knowledge of Excel.

 

FAMILY LAW PARALEGALS  (4)                                                         $40k - $50k      

Plano, Grapevine, Mesquite and SW Fort Worth

Immediate opening for a Family Law Paralegal in Plano, Grapevine, Mesquite and SW Ft. Worth offices working for a well-established Board Certified Attorney. High volume 30+ year Consumer Law Firm. Requires 4+ years recent experience in Family Law and knowledge of efiling, drafting and preparing legal documents. Must be familiar with the Texas Family Code and working knowledge of the Dallas, Denton, Tarrant and surrounding county courts. Contact and coordinate with staff of all court levels and legal counsel. Organize and coordinate legal office functions, activities, and communications with law firm staff, as well as clients. Schedule and reschedule trials, hearings, mediations, and meetings. Maintain office calendar of court and staff schedules. English/Spanish speaker a plus but not required.  Needles and ProDocs experience a plus.

CIVIL LITIGATION PARALEGAL     Uptown                                   $55k - $70k

Assist attorneys with: client communications, expert communications, pleadings, discovery requests, discovery responses, trial prep and arbitration prep very busy office, need a go getter. Need experience with Texas Rules of Civil Procedure and Texas Rules of Evidence.

 

INTAKE PARALEGAL           Downtown                                              $45k - $55k

Provide support for up to two Intake Attorneys. Required Qualifications: The qualified applicant will research, draft, and file petitions and complaints in various state and federal courts throughout the country, and possess the following skills: 3+ years of paralegal experience at a medium to large-size plaintiff litigation firm, with proven experience drafting and filing complaints. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Strict adherence to deadlines

Strong organization and analytical skills with great attention to detail. Ability to learn quickly and function in a fast-paced environment; Creative problem solver who takes initiative to accomplish tasks with a minimal level of supervision; A team player with a great attitude; Proficient use of a variety of computer applications and internet programs: Word, Excel, Outlook, Amicus or Needles, LexisNexis, Westlaw, ECF/Pacer, Lexis File & Serve Xpress, and TxFile.gov.

 

INSURANCE DEFENSE PARALEGAL    N. Dallas                            $45k- $60k

Furnish administrative or secretarial support for one to two attorneys and/or legal assistant.

Perform transcription of legal documents, correspondence, contracts, and briefs with a high rate of accuracy and speed. Review and edit prepared documents for accuracy. Ability to apply judgment, discretion and use initiative in performing tasks with minimal supervision. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with co-workers, clients, courts, administrative agencies and others. Ability to keep complex records and files. Ability to keep calendar and schedule appointments. Maintain docket book. Ability to read and write at a level appropriate to the duties of the position. Perform additional tasks as assigned. Must have a Two Year College Degree or Equivalent Vocational Business School or experience

Equivalent to four years of progressively responsible secretarial experience. Thorough knowledge of correct English, grammar, spelling (including medical terminology) and punctuation; thorough knowledge of office methods, procedures and practices. ADVANCED WORD AND TYPING 60+

 

LITIGATION PARALEGAL              Downtown                                                 $45k - $60k

Excellent attention to detail, ability to work under pressure in a fast pace environment. The capacity to freely communicate with co-workers and clients. Ability to work with a high case load including but not limited to document management, assisting with coordination of calendars, and case related deadlines. Proficient in Microsoft Word, knowledgeable with Excel, and Outlook. Self-motivated and is eager to work with demanding deadlines. Highly organized with strong attention to detail. Willingness to be trained.

 

FAMILY LAW LEGAL SECRETARY                 Addison                                      $53k - $55k

Minimum of 2 years Family Law Legal Secretary experience. Must have excellent grammar, spelling and proofreading ability.  English degree a plus.  This Attorney tends to work later and wants Secretary with him, so need to be open about evening departure times.  Proficient with Word and WordPerfect (will do a refresher).  Type 80 wpm

 

TRIAL LS/PARALEGAL                                  Addison                                             $55k - $58k

5+ years of Litigation (trial) experience. Steady work history, Well versed in trial prep, hearing set up and docketing.  Strong secretarial skills along with paralegal experience. Must have strong organizational skills.  Type routine correspondence and documents/pleadings. Answer attorney/paralegal phones as needed and take thorough, accurate messages in a professional manner. Take and/or transcribe dictation by shorthand or by machine. Complete, copy and close all outgoing mail items in a timely manner, being sure to include any and all attachments or enclosures to recipient and/or copyholders. Receive, review and route incoming mail. Input attorney and/or paralegal time into accounting system. Maintain all filing in a timely manner. Accurately court file by appropriate means any legal documentation, being mindful of time and date deadlines. Must use WordPerfect and Word.  Be open to overtime during trials. Proficient in current Word/WordPerfect applications, Excel, e-filing, type 75+ wpm.

 

If have the requisite degrees, experience and certifications and are interested in learning more about the opportunities, please submit your resume AND follow-up with a phone call to Shayna at 214-515-7603.

 

 

If you have the requisite degrees, experience and certifications and are interested in learning more about the opportunities, please submit your resume AND follow-up with a phone call to Shayna at 214-515-7603.

 

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Babich & Associates is Texas’ Most Experienced Employment Placement and Recruitment Firm. It is consistently recognized by the Dallas/Ft.Worth Business Journal as one of the top contingency placement firms in the area.

Started in 1952 as one of the first women-owned businesses in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex by Mildred Babich, the employment agency is led today by Dr. Anthony (Tony) Beshara, recognized as one of the country's top placement and recruitment specialists. Tony is a recognized authority in the job search profession with three best selling books, a radio show, and numerous magazine articles to his credit. He has become a frequent authority on the Dr. Phil Show, offering his experience and advice to Dr. Phil’s guests and the country.

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