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Job Details

Paralegal / Legal Assistant

Company name
Connolly & Shireman

2 yrs required

Houston, TX, United States

Employment Type


Posted on
Nov 12,2019



  1. 2+ yearslegal experience in Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS/CPS), Juvenile Delinquency and Appellate cases is strongly preferred
  2. 5 + years legal experience in Family Law including contested conservatorship and property division cases
  3. Strong document preparation skills in WordPerfect and/or Microsoft Word
  4. Experience with Adobe Acrobat Pro and Outlook
  5. Proficient in e-filing using Efile, and ProDoc
  6. Experience with MyCase and M-Files strongly preferred
  7. Strong typing skills including proofreading and editing from attorney hand-written notes

Position requires the following main duties:

  • Drafting and sending correspondence to attorneys, court staff, and clients in Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS/CPS), juvenile delinquency, contested conservatorship and property division cases
  • Receiving, sorting and filing paper and electronic mail including service emails
  • Drafting pleadings, motions, temporary orders, decrees and briefs
  • E-filing using Efile, and ProDoc
  • Creating and maintaining paper and client files in M-Files
  • Professional telephone etiquette
  • Communicating with clients, opposing counsel, courts, and liaisons
  • Calendaring all case deadlines, calculating and calendaring all due dates for attorneys
  • Issuing and responding to discovery
  • Assisting attorneys in preparing for hearings, mediation, depositions, appellate proceedings and trial

The ideal candidate should:

  • Be well organized with strong attention to detail
  • Be able to prioritize/multi-task with little supervision
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Be positive and professional
  • Be punctual and dependable

Connolly & Shireman Houston, TX, USA
Compensation $45,000 to $55,000 Annually / Salary commensurate with experience
Benefits Offered 401K, Dental, Medical, Vision
Employment Type Full-Time

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Connolly & Shireman

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