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Paralegal - Family and Criminal Law

2-5 yrs required

Fort Worth, TX, United States

Employment Type


Posted on
Dec 04,2018


A busy law firm in downtown Fort Worth is seeking a skilled paralegal, preferably bilingual, for its family and criminal law practices.

Mission: The goal of this position is to assist in growing the family law practice by 200 percent in 2019, systematizing the process for client feedback and increasing revenues for the firm.


  • Knowledge of the Tarrant County family court system and key personnel.
  • Experience drafting pleadings, preparing discovery, and e-filing.
  • Superior attention to detail and editing skills.
  • Ability to handle high call volume with a positive attitude.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Communicate with clients, attorneys, and court personnel.
  • Calendars court settings and office appointments.
  • Drafts and reviews legal documents.
  • E-files documents with court clerks.
  • Creates and maintains case files.
  • Conducts legal research and assists attorneys with court and trial preparation.


  • Minimum 2-5 years’ experience as a legal secretary or paralegal, preferably in family law.
  • Paralegal certification, bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Fluent in Spanish (Preferred).
  • Experience with the Texas E-file system.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excelling oral and written communication skills.
  • Positive attitude.

Salary and Benefits:

  • $42,000 – $45,000, commensurate with experience.
  • Benefits include medical, dental, paid vacation, paid parking.

To apply: Send resume and cover letter to Melody Lanier. Cover letters should be addressed to:

Benson Varghese
Managing Partner
Varghese Summersett PLLC
300 Throckmorton St., Suite 1650
Fort Worth, TX 76102

The candidate hired for this position will start in January of 2019. Interviews for the position will begin in December of 2018.

Varghese Summersett.
VS Family Law Group.


Company info

Company Profile
Varghese Summersett PLLC is the largest criminal defense firm in Tarrant County, and VS Family Law Group is a full-service family law firm that handles divorce, child custody, property division and other family matters. Both practices are located under one roof in One City Place in downtown Fort Worth and the selected candidate will perform duties for both divisions of the firm.

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