Perdue, Brandon, Fielder, Collins and Mott L.L.P.
  • Legal
  • Houston, TX, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance Plan, PTO, Paid Holidays, 401K and Bonus Eligibility


Perdue Brandon Fielder Collins and Mott LLP (PBFCM) has an immediate opening for a Legal Assistant in our Houston office.

PBFCM has been in business since 1970. We represent more than 2000 governmental entities in Texas school districts, cities, counties, hospital districts, appraisal districts, and special districts. We have grown steadily every year. We currently have 12 offices across Texas with over 50 attorneys and more than 400 employees. Founded on the principles of honesty and ethical conduct our success is due to our refusal to deviate from these core values.

This is a full time position with great benefits including medical, dental, vision and a generous PTO policy. PBFCM offers a professional, yet casual environment. We are a law firm committed to quality and integrity. This position is a great way to get started in the legal field and learn valuable skills.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide litigation support to the department and attorneys as needed in the collaborative efforts to move cases forward
  • Prepare and e-file litigation documents with various courts
  • Prepare various outgoing letters
  • Maintain documents within document storage software
  • Receive and make phone calls daily from and to clients, constables, court personnel, taxpayers, and others
  • Correspond daily via email with clients, constables, court personnel, taxpayers, and others
  • Maintain and update databases including e-cabinet system and firm's custom case management system
  • Follow up regularly on pending and existing cases
  • Track correspondence sent, received or requiring further action in case management system
  • Meet daily and weekly deadlines related to the many aspects of the litigation process including the collection of amounts owed on cases
  • Additional clerical or administrative duties, as needed or assigned

 Experience Requirement:

  • At least one (1) year experience in an office setting
  • Experience working in a collection law firm (Preferred)
  • Three (3) years of professional work experience (Preferred)
  • Have previous experience in a law office, with a general understanding of the litigation process (Preferred)
  • Previous experience or working knowledge of Texas E-Filing procedures, Skip-tracing techniques and/or utilization of E-Cabinet systems (Preferred)

Education Requirement:

  • Minimum of high school diploma (or equivalent) required; Bachelor's degree or in the process of obtaining a bachelor's degree is preferred

Competencies:

Essential Skills:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, specifically Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Ability to meet deadlines, work under pressure and prioritize tasks
  • Strict attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong proficiency at multi-tasking
  • Punctuality and dependability

Preferred Skills:

  • Excellent critical thinking skills
  • Superior computer skills and knowledge
  • Established Customer Service skills
  • Proactive work ethic
  • Fluency in Spanish

Work Environment:

This position involves:

  • Sitting at a computer most of the day
  • On the job training
  • Performance assessment within the first 60 days of employment
  • Annual performance reviews
  • Reporting to department supervisor and litigation manager

Physical Demands:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, sit, speak and hear.  The employee is required to stand, use hand to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms, the employee may be required, on occassion, to stoop, kneel, or crouch.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.  Employee may be required to travel by air or car.

If you have an interest in this opportunity, please apply via our web site at: www.PBFCM.com

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