Legal Assistant - Houston
Company: Brock
Location: Houston , TX
Category: Administrative / Clerical, Professional, Construction
Job Type: Full Time
Posted: 7/3/2019
JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Legal Assistant must be extremely detail oriented and will support and perform a wide range of duties, under the supervision of the Company’s General Counsel. The Legal Assistant will enhance attorney effectiveness by developing case information, evidence, and settlement options; tracking cases; and, supporting attorney's litigation proceedings. The position will be based in the Company’s Houston headquarters office.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following, though other duties may be assigned.

  • Scheduling/Coordinating depositions, hearings, mediations, arbitrations, etc.
  • Monitoring Calendars and confirming case status with attorney.
  • Draft correspondence and basic pleadings (i.e. Notice of Hearings, Subpoenas, Notices of Appearance)
  • Preparing documents necessary for attorney appearances.
  • Assist Attorneys with trial preparation.
  • Clerical and administrative support to other members of the Legal department as needed
  • Review, process and respond to subpoena requests.
  • Complete the required Proof of Claims paperwork for Customers who have filed bankruptcy.
  • Creating and submitting expense reports for the General Counsel
  • Reviewing and submitting weekly all legal spend for payment processing.
  • Gathering, reviewing and organizing documents, in response to litigation discovery requests.
  • Document prep and redline comparisons
  • Managing and organizing legal databases
  • Legal Research
  • Working with the Operations team to gather job information and create the proper pre-lien notices
JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be a proactive problem solver who:

  • 10+ years’ experience with construction, EPC contracts and/or employment litigation.
  • 10+ years of litigation and/or dispute resolution experience.
  • Previous experience as a contract administrator.
  • Legal background.
  • Experience or familiarity with pre-trial discovery production.
  • Is a motivated self-starter requiring minimal guidance yet knows when to ask for help.
  • Must be able to perform and meet deadlines
  • Proficient knowledge of all State and Federal Court Procedures and must have knowledge of county court filing system, as well as rules and procedures
  • Experience in schedule and calendaring knowledge
  • Attention to detail is essential
  • Effective working independently and as part of a team; must be team-oriented
  • Attendance and punctuality imperative
  • Must be able to multi-task effectively
  • Flexibility to adjust to changing requirements, schedules and priorities.
  • Some travel will be required.
  • Exhibits strong initiative as well as excellent teamwork and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrates ability to work under time deadline pressure.
  • Desires to learn the business and drive improvements in efficiency and speed of execution.
  • Possesses strong interpersonal skills; excellent oral and written communication skills; and acute attention to detail.
ADDRESS:
2406 East Pasadena Freeway
Houston, TX 77506
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