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The Texas Public Policy Foundation, Legal Assistant or Paralegal, Center for the American Future, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 10646

Tue, September 15, 2015

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The Texas Public Policy Foundation is seeking a Legal Assistant or Paralegal to support the advocacy of its litigation Center for the American Future. The qualified applicant will possess a strong love of liberty as the foundational purpose of government, an enthusiasm for Texas as the keystone of the American Dream, and an eagerness to support Center efforts to challenge precedent and convention within the legal sphere in the defense of both liberty and federalism.

The Center for the American Future is the Texas Public Policy Foundation's new litigation-based endeavor for the advancement of Tenth Amendment principles through opposition to federal abuse and overreach in the areas of environmental, private property, and business autonomy rights.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Support the Director and Attorneys in execution of the Center’s legal work plan and furtherance of the Center’s mission. This includes case management, calendaring deadlines, filing pleadings, legal drafting, and administrative functions relevant to the Center’s operation.
• Support Center attorneys in complex civil litigation and administrative filings, including the discovery process, briefs, trials, appellate work, and amicus briefing.
• Draft pleadings and discovery, summarizing depositions and monitoring client files, including filing deadlines.
• Locate relevant documents, research, etc., calendaring, docketing and e-filing, scheduling, coordinating and confirming court dates, appointments, and meetings, ensuring all billable hours are accurately recorded, understand the basics of a number of court documents, such as summons and subpoenas, and making travel arrangements. The applicant should have the ability to work independently.
The Legal Assistant or Paralegal for the Center for the American Future must be an extraordinary person with a keen drive to blaze new pathways in the fight to reclaim territory from Washington, D.C. He or she must have the following qualities:
• 3+ years experience as a legal assistant or paralegal with civil litigation matters;
• A self-starter. The Legal Assistant or Paralegal must be willing and able to further project assignments independently and often -- and bring them to fruition.
• Detail-oriented and possess strong communication, organization, and time management skills.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, in particular, MS Word and Excel.
• Proficient in the federal PACER efiling system and, preferably, Texas efiling.
• Organized. The Legal Assistant or Paralegal has responsibility for calendaring deadlines and file management.

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