Paralegal- Dallas City Attorney’s Office – General Litigation

The Dallas City Attorney’s Office is seeking an experienced, energetic, and self-motivated litigation paralegal to fill a full-time position in the General Litigation Section. Substantial experience in pre-trial and trial phases of civil litigation as a paralegal in Texas federal and state courts, excellent personal and telephone communication skills, writing ability, attention to detail, organizational ability, and proficiency in Word, Excel, Adobe, and e- discovery platforms are required. Some experience in eminent domain litigation is desired. Candidates must have a paralegal certificate.

The successful candidate will assist assistant city attorneys with all aspects of legal work with an emphasis on complex civil litigation, including defense of contract and constitutional claims, financial disputes, claims challenging city ordinances, eminent domain, zoning, and other land use claims. The paralegal will be filing documents in state and federal courts; calendaring deadlines; drafting and responding to discovery requests; responding to subpoena requests; researching legal issues; preparing correspondence, legal memoranda, pleadings, and documents pertaining to cases; collecting documentary evidence and other information; assisting with hearing, deposition, mediation, and trial preparation; securing copies of regulations, statutes, and case reports; screening and processing of correspondence; working on briefs, including checking citations; assisting with review and production of documents; and other duties as assigned, all under attorney supervision. The position involves substantial contact with members of the public, city officials, and staff.

Salary is commensurate with experience. The city’s comprehensive benefits package comes with the position. This position is exempt from the provisions applicable to civil service, pursuant to Chapter XVI, Section 9 of the Dallas City Charter. Information regarding the Dallas City Attorney’s Office is available at www.dallascityattorney.com.

If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to: [email protected]

No phone calls, please.