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Perdue, Brandon, Fielder, Collins and Mott L.L.P.


Perdue Brandon Fielder Collins and Mott LLP (PBFCM) has an immediate opening for an entry level 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 14 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 is a dynamic, high-volume law firm offering a professional, yet casual environment. We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-starting hard worker to join our winning teamEssential Job Functions:Provide litigation support to the department and attorneys as needed in the collaborative efforts to move cases forwardPrepare and e-file litigation documents with various courtsPrepare various outgoing lettersMaintain documents within document storage softwareReceive and make phone calls daily from and to clients, constables, court personnel, taxpayers, and othersCorrespond daily via email with clients, constables, court personnel, taxpayers, and othersMaintain and update databases including e-cabinet system and firm's custom case management systemFollow up regularly on pending and existing casesTrack correspondence sent, received or requiring further action in case management systemMeet daily and weekly deadlines related to the many aspects of the litigation process including the collection of amounts owed on casesPick up documents and evidence from tax office and other locationsAdditional clerical or administrative duties, as needed or assigned Experience Requirement:At least one (1) year experience in an office settingExperience 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 preferredCompetencies:Essential Skills:Strong oral and written communication skillsProficiency in Microsoft Office, specifically Word, Excel and OutlookAbility to meet deadlines, work under pressure and prioritize tasksStrict attention to detailAbility to work independentlyStrong organizational and time management skillsPunctuality and dependabilityPreferred Skills:Excellent critical thinking skillsSuperior computer skills and knowledgeEstablished Customer Service skillsProactive work ethicFluency in SpanishWork Environment:This position involves:Sitting at a computer most of the dayOn the job trainingPerformance assessment within the first 60 days of employmentAnnual performance reviewsReporting to department supervisor and litigation managerLocal travel 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 occasion, 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:
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