Pre-Trial Paralegal


Job Title: Pre-Trial Paralegal

Hours: Full-Time/ Monday- Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm

Location: Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson- 103 W. Phillips Street Conroe, TX 77301

Manager: James Guest / Jeff McRae

Salary: $33,500 or $16.10 per hour

Primary purpose of the position:

The primary purpose of this position is to: Prepare for trial in the District Court including all facets of lawsuit preparation such as citation issuance, review, posting for publication, monitoring suits for Defendant responses and filings, reviewing ad litem responses and issuing reminders for upcoming dockets, issuing Notices of Trial, preparing for dockets, attending dockets and assisting attorney.

Job Duties:

  • Lawsuit production
  • Completion of pre-trial legal motions, E-filing, faxing and emailing opposing counsel/property owners when necessary
  • Citation issuance, monitoring and confirming proper service has been obtained
  • Preparation of trial docket sheets for District Court; Justice Courts and San Jacinto Court
  • Work closely with the 284th District Court and the District Clerks Office as to dockets
  • Enter and code Oracle and ACT systems as appropriate
  • Regularly reviewing District Clerks records (including Odyssey) for filings, changes to upcoming dockets.
  • Assisting ad litems with cases, issuing deadline reminders and insuring all documents are received to permit issuance of Final Judgment
  • Setting cases for trial, sending out Notices and preparing mail related thereof
  • Review Judgments for trial
  • Prepare prejudgment payoffs
  • Attend dockets and assist attorney with docket and related judgements
  • All other duties as assigned.
  • Physical Demands and Work Environment:

    Primarily will be sitting at desk in assigned workspace (on second floor) and working on personal computer however occasional standing, bending, lifting small boxes and climbing stairs may be necessary. Attendance at court dockets may require walking to and from; approximate distance three to four blocks. In addition, delivery of documents to various county buildings within 4 block radius of office may be required.

    Supervisory responsibilities and independent discretion:

  • Reports to Director of Operations
  • Reports to Managing Partner
  • Skills Necessary for the position:

  • Good communication skills
  • Paralegal certification
  • Ability to work with others and team player
  • Basic computer skills, Microsoft Office, conduct internet searches, printers, and scanners
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Legal experience and knowledge of the Property Tax Code, Texas Rules of Civil Procedure and Local Rules
  • Special Requirements for the position:

  • Self-motivated, able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Familiarity with Property Tax Code
  • Familiarity with Texas Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Familiarity with Local Rules
  • Paralegal Certification
  • Non-Essential Functions of the Position:

  • Answer overflow of phone calls from taxpayers
  • Prepare installment agreements for taxpayers
  • Process and serve as witness for Check by Phone and Credit/E-Pay Transactions
  • Additional tasks including assisting other personnel as needed and directed
  • When necessary attend tax foreclosure sales, monitor sales and record sale results
  • Job Type: Full-time

    Salary: $33,500.00 /year


  • paralegal: 1 year (Required)
  • Legal Assistant: 1 year (Required)
  • Location:

  • Conroe, TX (Preferred)
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