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Civil Litigation Associate

Austin

Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons, LLP seeks a Texas-licensed attorney with a minimum 3 years' of experience in litigating personal injury cases or a related practice area.

The Austin office of Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons seeks a Texas-licensed attorney with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in litigating personal injury cases or a related practice area. Applicants should be receptive to partner direction, but capable of managing a case without significant oversight. Knowledge of insurance defense practice requirements preferred but not required. 

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Insurance Coverage & Litigation Associate

New Orleans

Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons, LLP seeks an Insurance Coverage & Litigation Associate for the New Orleans office.  Louisiana license required.  

Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons, LLP seeks an Insurance Coverage & Litigation Associate for the New Orleans office.  Louisiana license required.  This position involves coverage analysis and litigation representing insurance carriers. Candidates should have a working knowledge of state and federal civil procedure, and excellent advocacy and writing skills are a must. Litigation/appellate experience preferred, and previous coverage experience strongly preferred, particularly first party claims and general liability coverage experience. 

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Marketing and Professional Development Coordinator

Dallas

The Marketing and Professional Development Coordinator supports the marketing and business development objectives of the Firm. This position is responsible for webinar management, administration of the Firms accredited provider status (CE, CLE), facilitation of client-related Continuing Education programs, event planning, maintaining marketing materials, market research, and other activities.

Qualified applicants should be comfortable working in a database and working in a team environment, with a keen eye for organization and detail. This position requires the ability to manage numerous competing priorities, with good judgment and an interest in a professional services career.

Essential Functions and Duties

  • Manage webinars from gathering presenter information and materials, to reminders and follow-up.
  • Enters firm and client, CLE, and CE program information tracking database.
  • Serves as the CE/CLE resource for accreditation requirements and ensures that all programs comply with regulations in jurisdictions where TC holds offices.
  • Responsible for the coordination and facilitation of in-house and client event CLE/CE programs and events.
  • Manages vendor relationship with Perrin and any other technology learning management tools to manage and guide technology upgrades.
  • Manage sponsorships and memberships for various sections, completing forms, invoice submission, and tracking.
  • Plans meetings and trade shows by identifying, assembling, and coordinating requirements; establishing contacts; developing schedules and assignments; coordinating mailing lists.
  • Maintain and update client and prospective client databases, including associated email distribution lists.
  • Conduct business intelligence research.
  • Updates section descriptions and attorney bios on the firm's website.
  • Assist with day-to-day operational requests (i.e. budgeting, reporting).

Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree in Communications, Marketing, Business or related field.
  • High level of proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • 1-3 years of experience in marketing or business development within a law firm or professional services firm.
  • Experience with On24 preferred.
  • Experience with Continuing Education application process preferred.

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Excellent prioritization, problem-solving and time management skills.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with a strong ability to communicate effectively and persuasively, both written and verbal, is essential.
  • Service-oriented (responsive to inquiries, independent problem solver, etc.).
  • Ability to work well under pressure, including under tight deadlines.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong research, analytics, and reporting capability.
  • Tech-Savvy problem solver who will have the ability to learn new programs or systems with ease.
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2-4 year Casualty Litigation Associate Attorney

Houston

Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons seeks a 2-4 year Casualty Litigation Associate Attorney for our Houston, TX office. This position principally involves handling casualty litigation matters, including commercial automobile, energy, premises liability, products liability, and construction defect claims. Candidates should have experience with client contact, motion practice, depositions, and hearings.  Excellent advocacy and writing skills are required.  Insurance litigation firm experience preferred.

Sr. Paralegal

Saint Paul

Thompson Coe is looking for a paralegal to join its Product Liability team in our downtown St. Paul office. This is a great opportunity for a proactive self-starter with exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail. Tasks involve product and premises investigations, organizing and reviewing large volumes of documents, and preparing memoranda, discovery and document productions.

Thompson Coe is looking for a paralegal to join its Product Liability team in our downtown St. Paul office. This is a great opportunity for a proactive self-starter with exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail. Tasks involve product and premises investigations, organizing and reviewing large volumes of documents, and preparing memoranda, discovery and document productions. Qualified candidates will be proficient in the job responsibilities identified below and also have the knowledge, skills and abilities identified below:

Job Responsibilities:

  • Investigate products and premises
  • Use document review software daily
  • Prepare electronic document productions
  • Draft memoranda, correspondence and discovery
  • Review, organize and summarize case documents in order to assist in the preparation of discovery
  • Review and analyze matters for the purpose of preparing matter evaluations and status reports to clients and attorneys
  • Communicate with clients, attorneys, staff and other outside personnel to obtain or provide information
  • Review and organize historical information related to cases, investigations and productions.
  • Enter time into accounting and billing software daily
  • Use case management software daily
  • Follow ethical requirements as set forth by the Rules of Professional Conduct of the state

Eligible candidates must have the following qualifications and skills:

  • College degree and/or ABA approved paralegal certificate
  • Drafting discovery and memoranda
  • Monitoring calendar deadlines
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Proficiency with software, including Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to handle multiple projects with frequently changing priorities in an efficient manner
  • Professionally interact with clients, attorneys and other staff
  • Positive attitude
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Professional Liability Associate

Dallas

Professional Liability Associate – Dallas Office

“Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons, LLP seeks a 3-5 year Professional Liability Associate in our Dallas office.  This position principally involves handling litigation matters, including trial or alternative dispute resolution, negotiations, experience involving actions before professional regulatory bodies, with a heavy emphasis on defending allegations of error or omission by design professionals, lawyers, accountants, real estate professionals and insurance specialists, among other professionals.  Candidates should have a working knowledge of state and federal civil procedure as well as experience handling depositions, hearings, and reporting to insurance carriers.  Excellent advocacy and writing skills are a must.

2-5 year Casualty Associate

Dallas

Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons, LLP seeks a 2-5 year Litigation Associate for the Dallas office.   This position principally involves handling casualty litigation matters on behalf of major insurers, including commercial automobile, premises liability, products liability, and construction defect claims.  Candidates should have experience with client contact, depositions, hearings, and trials.  Excellent advocacy and writing skills are a must.

Legal Secretary (Reserve)

Austin

Thompson Coe is seeking a full-time Legal (Litigation) Secretary to provide desk coverage and overflow assistance for various desks in our Austin, TX office. Qualified candidates will have the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Advanced knowledge utilizing Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat, Outlook, Electronic Case Filing, Time Entry software, and other 3rd party software utilized by the Firm. Prepare/revise complex documents using advanced word processing features including styles, section formatting, merge, tables, redlining, cross referencing, table of contents, table of authorities, etc.
  • Demonstrate computer proficiency by handling a variety of computer related tasks on a daily basis as part of the job function.
  • Attend in-house training sessions on computer software as updates occur and need arises.
  • Ensure timely completion of assignments.
  • Interact congenially with clients, attorneys, non-attorney staff, and other representatives in and outside of the Firm.
  • Ability to handle pressure, extended hours when and if needed, interruptions, and multiple projects with frequently changing priorities in an efficient manner, rapid turnaround as required, and generally perform in a fast-paced, high-tech environment.
  • Provide assistance to others in the Firm as workload permits.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently, possess a willingness to help others and has above average customer service skills.
  • Proficient in all areas of law and software in order to work in any section in the Firm; ability to adjust to multiple tasks from multiple individuals in the Firm.
  • Perform work honestly, ethically and safely.
  • Maintain a good attendance record. Is punctual and prepared to perform duties upon arrival.
  • Adhere to Firm policies and procedures as outlined in the Firm Handbooks.
  • Dress professionally.
  • Maintain positive and respectful attitude.

When Assigned Secretarial Desk Coverage The Following Shall Apply:

  • Prepares correspondence, memoranda, legal documents and material for a general nature from written and oral drafts; drafts standard correspondence and other documents.
  • Create various legal documents for filings and/or closings as required. Prepare notebooks, exhibits, and other documentation as assigned.
  • Transcribe dictation via tapes, input of handwritten copy and telephone dictation when necessary. Extensive knowledge and use of legal terminology and court and agency formatting, or other formatting, as required.
  • Proofread documents for grammar, punctuation, syntax and formatting consistency.
  • Fax, copy, and respond to emails as necessary.
  • Read, sort and date incoming mail. Follow section guidelines pertaining to mail. Ensure outgoing mail is timely delivered. If necessary, route mail to specific delivery service and follow up on timely delivery. Route publications and review if required by supervisor.
  • Receive, process, and/or transfer telephone calls and messages from clients, co-counsel and other personnel in a prompt and courteous manner. Access both voice mail and email as needed.
  • Establish and maintain calendar and deadline reminder systems. Manage calendar and assist in meeting deadlines. Apprise supervisor(s) of responsibilities in advance of commitment.
  • Open new client/matter files, request conflict checks, and maintain all client and general files. Conduct periodic review for possible storage or destruction of older files. Prepare files to be closed. Maintain files in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Handle billing process, time entry and billing memos under the guidance of the attorney, as appropriate. Ensure timekeepers time entry is closed in a timely manner.
  • Receive clients and visitors. Maintain good public relations with clients. Observe confidentiality of attorney/client relationship. Prepare materials for client meetings, update client contact lists, interface with client questions.
  • Handle check requests, travel expenses and travel arrangements. Travel arrangements include airline, car and hotel reservations.
  • Preparation of materials for publication or speaking engagements.
  • Research and legal assistant duties as required. Uses the Internet for research and general information as well as web-based programs, as necessary.
  • Communicate regularly with supervisors about department issues.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Approximately three to five years on the job experience is necessary in order to gain an understanding of law office policies and procedures and produce accurate legal documents with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to prepare complex, properly formatted documents.
  • Ability to transcribe legal documents, correspondence and reports from rough draft or dictation at a level of not less than 70 wpm.
  • Ability to read and write in order to write routine reports and correspondence; proof and perform minor editing (e.g., punctuation, grammar, spelling) of routine law office correspondence and legal case matters. Attention to detail.
  • Ability to interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and policy and procedure manuals.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary in order to communicate efficiently and effectively in person, by email, and telephone to provide information with ordinary courtesy and tact; follow instructions, both written and oral, effectively from a diverse group of clients, attorneys and staff, to provide information with ordinary courtesy and tact.
  • Ability to handle pressure, extended hours as needed, interruptions, and multiple projects with frequently changing priorities in an efficient manner, rapid turnaround as required, and generally perform in a fast-paced, high-tech environment.
  • Handle overflow work from other staff.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Displays excellent organizational skills.
  • Friendly and professional demeanor.
  • Work occasionally requires a high level of mental effort and strain while producing a high volume of information while performing other essential duties.
  • Work occasionally requires more than 40 hours per week to perform the essential duties of the position; may require irregular hours.

Associate's degree or equivalent from two-Year College or technical school; Bachelor's degree from four-year College or university; or three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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Legal Secretary

Saint Paul

Legal Secretary

Thompson Coe, a national defense law firm, is seeking a Legal Secretary to provide secretarial support to its Product Liability team in our downtown Saint Paul Office. 

Legal Secretary

Thompson Coe, a national defense law firm, is seeking a Legal Secretary to provide secretarial support to its Product Liability team in our downtown Saint Paul Office. Qualified candidates will have the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

Job Duties:

  • Provides administrative support to litigation attorneys in the practice of law

  • Types legal documents, discovery and correspondence

  • Maintains, organizes, and manages client files

  • Dockets/calendars deadlines

  • Enters attorney time into billing system

  • Exercises discretion and maintains information of a confidential nature

  • Manages and prioritizes projects to meet various deadlines

  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • One to two plus (2+) years of experience in a law firm or office

  • Excellent secretarial, grammar, and proofreading skills

  • High proficiency in MS Office Suite

  • Familiarity with document management systems, preferably iManage

  • Well-organized

  • Self-starter; ability to work effectively in a team environment

  • Ability to communicate professionally

  • Typing speed of 65+ words per minute

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Legal (Litigation) Secretary - Insurance Defense

Dallas

Thompson Coe, a downtown insurance defense law firm, is seeking a full-time Litigation Secretary to provide desk coverage for four (4) attorneys and overflow assistance for various desks. Qualified candidates will have the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

Job Duties:

•Provides administrative support to litigation attorneys in the practice of law;

•Assists in preparing for hearings, trials, mediations, arbitrations, depositions, meetings, etc. in a fast-paced, high volume litigation practice;

•Types pleadings, discovery, briefs, status reports, and correspondence from dictation;

•Maintains, organizes, and manages client files;

•Dockets/calendars deadlines;

•Manages electronic and paper filing systems (state and federal);

•Enters attorney time into billing system;

•Exercises discretion and maintains information of a confidential nature;

•Handles multiple tasks simultaneously;

•Assists with section coverage when staff are absent (helps out other secretaries);

•Works occasional overtime, as needed;

•Other duties as assigned (example: travel plans, expense reports, invoices);

Qualifications:

•Five plus (5+) years of recent litigation experience in a law firm (preferably insurance defense);

•Advanced knowledge of the litigation process; rules of procedure; excellent litigation, secretarial, grammar, and proofreading skills;

•High proficiency in MS Office Suite;

•Ability to operate standard office equipment

•Experience with electronic court filings (state and federal);

•Familiarity with DMS (document management system), preferably iManage;

•Familiarity with Chrome River Expense & Invoicing a plus;

•Ability to turn constructive feedback into best practices for future use;

•Ability to communicate professionally and effectively with co-workers, clients, courts and opposing counsel and be proactive about seeking clarification of ambiguities;

•Ability to read and understand attorney mail and email;

•Typing speed of 65+ words per minute;

Thompson Coe offers competitive compensation complemented by a benefits package. Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, résumé and salary requirements in confidence to the posted email address.

Thompson Coe is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a smoke-free workplace.

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Insurance Coverage and Litigation Attorney

Houston

Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons, LLP seeks a 3-6 year Insurance Coverage & Litigation Associate in the Houston office. This position principally involves handling complex commercial property matters on behalf of major insurers, including construction defect issues. Candidates should have a working knowledge of state and federal civil procedure, and excellent advocacy and writing skills are a must. Litigation/appellate experience preferred, and previous experience with bad faith allegations is strongly preferred.

Associate Attorney

Houston

Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons, LLP seeks a 3 - 5 year Litigation Associate Attorney for our Houston office. This position principally involves handling professional liability and casualty litigation matters on behalf of major insurers, including the defense of real estate, legal, and insurance professionals and commercial automobile, premises liability, products liability, and construction defect claims. Candidates should have experience with client contact, depositions, hearings, and trials. Excellent advocacy and writing skills are required.

Legal Secretary

Houston

Thompson Coe, an Insurance Defense law firm, is seeking a full-time Legal Secretary to provide support to various attorneys.

Qualified candidates will have the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Provides administrative support to litigation and labor and employment attorneys in the practice of law
  • Assists in preparing for hearings, trials, mediation, arbitration, depositions, meetings, etc. in a fast-paced, high volume litigation practice
  • Maintains, organizes, and manages client files
  • Knowledge of state and federal litigation deadlines - Dockets/calendars deadlines
  • Exercises discretion and maintains information of a confidential nature
  • Experience using a document management system; preferably iManage
  • Ability to E-file in State and Federal court
  • Assist with travel arrangements and process expense reimbursements
  • Maintain attorney calendars
  • Open new client/matter files, request conflict checks
  • Complete check requests / tracking
  • Assist with timekeeping
  • Superior written and communication skills
  • Handles multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Works occasional overtime, as needed
  • Adhere to Firm policies and procedures as outlined in the Firm Handbooks
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Three (3) plus years of recent litigation experience in a law firm; preferably insurance defense
  • Advanced knowledge of the litigation process; rules of procedure; excellent litigation, secretarial, grammar, and proofreading skills
  • High proficiency in MS Office Suite
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment
  • Ability to turn constructive feedback into best practices for future use
  • Ability to adapt to change and new technology
  • Ability to communicate professionally and effectively with co-workers, clients, courts and opposing counsel and be proactive about seeking clarification of ambiguities
  • Ability to read and understand attorney mail and email
  • Ability to work positively within a team environment
  • Typing speed of 65+ words per minute

Thompson Coe offers competitive compensation complemented by a benefits package.

Thompson Coe is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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