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Paralegal - Litigation Defense - Fort Worth (Part-Time)

The Fort Worth office of Naman, Howell, Smith & Lee, PLLC, an established over 100-year-old Texas law firm has an immediate opening for a part-time litigation paralegal with at least three years of experience to assist a growing office. Expectations include assisting in managing a busy and diverse litigation docket from pre-suit investigations through trial and appeal.

A congenial environment, team atmosphere, and great benefits await the ideal candidate.

Experience in trucking, transportation, product liability, and insurance defense strongly preferred.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Client communication and case updates.
  • Management of overall case volume and the movement of cases.
  • Database management of high-volume documents.
  • Obtaining and reviewing medical records and incorporating them into medical chronologies.
  • Coordinating with experts and obtaining counter-affidavits or other reports as needed.
  • Assisting with responding to discovery.
  • Preparing client documents and files for trial, hearings, depositions & mediations.
  • Conducting background and social media searches.
  • E-filing as needed.

Required Qualifications/Skills:

  • A minimum of three years of litigation paralegal experience, preferably defense of trucking, transportation, product liability, insurance, or premises cases.
  • Ability to maintain contemporaneous billing records relating to tasks completed.
  • Highly organized self-starter who is capable of anticipating attorneys' needs.
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite.
  • Attention to detail and quality.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and work with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Dependable with strong work ethic and professional demeanor.
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish is highly preferred.
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