Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Posted: 01/13/2021

Overview of Position/Job Purpose:
The Paralegal is principally responsible for support of two Partners in our Abilene office engaged in a primarily transactional practice, with some litigation, as well as certain administrative activities of our law firm. The ideal candidate is proactive, detail-oriented, efficient, and able to work independently in a demanding environment.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Draft and edit various legal documents
  • Prepare reports and correspondence
  • Analyze legal documents (primarily transactional and real estate) for accuracy
  • Perform and coordinate records and legal research
  • Client communication
  • Maintain calendars and schedules
  • Summarize legal documents
  • Prepare pleadings, motions and discovery requests and responses
  • General administrative work including answering phones, filing documents, receiving incoming mail, preparing shipping, maintaining attorneys’ calendars, managing office events and meetings, and other ad hoc projects
 Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • 3+ years of paralegal or similar experience will be considered in lieu of education.
  • Proactive, deadline-focused, detail-oriented and driven by the task at hand.
  • Excellent efficient legal research skills, both electronic and manual; able to perform legal research in Westlaw or Lexis.
  • Proficient skill level with Adobe and in Microsoft applications including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Internet Explorer.
  • Experience with all phases of document production.
  • Experience drafting contract provisions.
  • In-depth knowledge of legal terminology and principles.
  • Understanding of real estate related legal practice.
  • Treats sensitive or confidential information with appropriate discretion.
  • Professional communicator (written and verbal), complete with positive attitude.
  • Excellent attention to punctuation, grammar, and spelling; experience in editing legal documents is mandatory.
  • Able to work professionally and effectively with attorneys and other staff members.