Litigation Paralegal 187 views

Organization

First Liberty Institute is the largest legal organization in the nation dedicated exclusively to protecting religious freedom for all Americans. We believe that true religious liberty means recognizing the fundamental right of every individual—including all ages, races, genders, and faiths—to follow their conscience and to live according to their beliefs. Founded in 1997 and based in Plano, Texas, our legal team partners with elite volunteer attorneys across the country to secure religious freedom, from local matters to the Supreme Court, at no cost to our clients. For more information, please visit www.FirstLiberty.org.

Job Overview

The Litigation Paralegal is responsible for: supporting First Liberty Institute’s legal team in protecting and restoring religious liberty in the United States; assisting with key aspects of legal cases and documentation; working diligently with volunteer attorneys and clients; representing First Liberty Institute in a professional manner.

Job Description:

  • Support the legal team in daily tasks such as processing mail/faxes, scanning documents, filing casework (in hard copy files and/or electronically on the server)
  • Assist in answering and transferring any calls or emails to the attorneys
  • Manage the legal team’s daily and weekly calendar for the organization
  • Provide assistance to other employees, as needed
  • Assist with improved policies and procedures
  • Assist with management of interns
  • Proofread documents
  • Maintain and update reports of speaking engagements and directory of volunteer attorneys
  • Schedule potential client interviews/communications with attorneys
  • Schedule and screen attorney speaking engagements
  • Book travel arrangements for the attorneys
  • Screen potential case inquiries from the website, emails, and/or phone calls
  • Conduct legal research, check facts, gather client information, and complete case paperwork
  • Track and meet case deadlines
  • Organize and file all documents and information relevant to a case
  • Keep track of attorney hours through Document Management System to ensure accurate recording of attorney time
  • Keep accurate records of attorney expenses per case for proper reporting to court
  • Assist in the preparation and filing of pleadings and briefs
  • Schedule potential client interviews/communications with attorneys
  • Provide support to the Media Director on case details, as needed
  • Distribute attorney reminders
  • Draft correspondence and discovery

Job Requirements

  • College degree and/or paralegal certification preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years experience as a litigation paralegal or legal assistant
  • A firm understanding of the defense of religious freedoms
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to engage and serve a variety of attorneys and clients; Works well dealing with all personality types
  • Working knowledge of legal jargon and current laws
  • Sets goals and initiates implementation and follow through
  • Capable of managing and implementing a variety of tasks in a fast paced and challenging environment
  • Able to handle security-sensitive information and maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to understand state and federal law regarding preparation and filing of legal documents
  • Strong organizational skills for tracking case information

First Liberty Institute is an Equal Opportunity employer. Personnel are chosen on the basis of ability without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability or marital status, in accordance with federal and state law.

Please send resumes  to Lori Ross at lross@firstliberty.org

 

  • This job has expired!
Share this job

First Liberty Institute is a non-profit public interest law firm and the largest legal organization in the nation dedicated exclusively to defending religious liberty for all Americans. We believe that true religious freedom means recognizing the fundamental right of every individual to follow their conscience and to live according to their beliefs. Founded in 1997 and based in Plano, Texas, our legal team partners with elite volunteer attorneys across the country to secure religious freedom, from local matters to the Supreme Court, at no cost to our clients. For more information, please visit www.FirstLiberty.org.

Information
  • Address 2001 W. Plano Parkway, Suite 1600 Plano, TX 75075
Connect with us

About Gateway Church

We’re all about people because God is all about people. One of the ways we express our love for Him is through our love for people, and we do that by helping each person who comes to Gateway grow in their relationship with the Lord.

It begins with our vision to see people saved, healed, set free, discipled, equipped, empowered, and serving. Everything we do revolves around those seven things. And it all starts with our weekend services. We meet in six locations across the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, and you can even join us online if you aren’t in the area.

Learn More

COMMUNICATION GUIDELINES

  • Gateway Church will not facilitate any part of the hiring process.
  • Gateway Church reserves the right to remove any job posting or resume at any time for any reason.
  • Gateway Church will not accept or post any network marketing opportunities.
  • Gateway Church will not facilitate any sort of dispute between employers and job seekers.