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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.

Sr. Paralegal

Houston

The Houston office of Thompson Coe seeks a commercial litigation paralegal with 4+ years of recent law firm experience. Trial experience is a plus. This is a great opportunity for an assertive “go getter” who takes initiative and has excellent organizational skills. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: drafting pleadings and responses to discovery requests, summarizing depositions, order and summarize medical records, and monitoring client files. Must be detail-oriented and possess excellent communication, written, organizational, proofreading, editing, time management, and computer skills.

Eligible candidates must have the following qualifications and skills:

· College degree and/or ABA approved paralegal certificate

· 4+ years of commercial litigation experience, preferably in insurance defense

· Detail oriented

· Proficient with Microsoft applications including Excel and Adobe

· Experience with both State and Federal Courts, including e-filing procedures

· Professionally interact with clients, attorneys and other staff

Full Benefits and competitive salary

EOE

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Attorney

Houston

Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons, LLP seeks a 4 - 7 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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