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Company: City of Houston
Location: Houston
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Applications accepted from: ALL PERSONS INTERESTEDJob Classification: SENIOR PARALEGALDepartment: LEGALDivision: LABOR EMPLOYMENT & CIVIL SERVICEReporting Location: 900 BAGBY, 3th FLOORWorkdays & Hours: MONDAY - FRIDAY 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Subject to ChangeABOUT THE DEPARTMENT:The Office of the City Attorney for the City of Houston (the "OCA") provides municipal legal services to the City, its elected and appointed officials, and its employees while adhering to the following guiding principles:

  • Quality & Service - Achieving high customer satisfaction as judged by our clients.
  • Partnership & Teamwork - Working cooperatively internally and with our clients to achieve the City's goals.
  • Integrity & Candor - Placing honesty and ethical behavior first.
  • Dignity & Diversity - Promoting each person's value.
  • Innovation & Imagination - Seeking novel and creative approaches to achieving the City's objectives.Composed of approximately 100 of Houston's finest attorneys working in 10 legal practice sections, the OCA handles personal injury, commercial and civil rights litigation, major commercial and real estate transactions, and a diverse array of human resources, labor and employment matters, while also counseling the municipal corporation on economic development, constitutional, election matters, ethics and quality of life matters, and preparing City ordinances governing Houston and its citizens. Every member of the OCA must be committed to "Service Through Law." ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONSThe City of Houston seeks a paralegal with at least 5 years of experience in employment law, litigation support and civil service processes. Experience and knowledge of litigation is required; experience and knowledge in labor and employment is preferred but not required. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
    • Creating physical files and maintaining case files for the duration of an active file.
    • Performing pretrial preparation such as trial notebooks, arranging exhibit preparation, subpoenas, scheduling court reporters and videographers.
    • Drafting documents such as pleadings, discovery, contracts, correspondence, ordinances, resolutions, and requests for council action.
    • Electronic filing of pleadings and court documents.
    • Preparation of discovery responses and document gathering.
    • Summarizing records and reports such as depositions, medical records, internal documents, and incoming discovery.
    • Assisting attorneys with depositions, court, and civil service commission hearings, coordinating witnesses, and performing general duties as assigned.
    • Maintaining attorney calendars and schedules; working with court staff to obtain hearing dates and trial schedules.
    • Performing legal research, coordinating, and scheduling court appearances, trials, depositions, and meetings.
    • Coordinating unemployment compensation hearings, drafting responses to unemployment claims.WORKING CONDITIONSThis position is physically comfortable; the individual has discretion about walking, standing, etc. There are no major sources of discomfort in a normal office environment.

Keywords: City of Houston, Houston , SR. PARALEGAL - LABOR EMPLOYMENT & CIVIL SERVICE, Human Resources , Houston, Texas

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