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  • 20 May 2024 11:21 AM | Lucy Cain (Administrator)

    Litigation Attorney

    The Stano Law Firm – Houston, TX

    Litigation Attorney Wanted

    We’re a growing Plaintiff personal injury law firm looking for a Litigation Attorney to assist our litigation department. The position will involve preparing cases for trial, drafting motions, filing petitions, managing a litigation docket with support staff and other litigation duties. If you are looking for a professional work environment with a fair salary and great benefits, this is the job for you. The candidates must have a background in personal injury law with strong negotiation skills.

    www.stanolawfirm.com

    Responsibilities:

    • Prepare litigation cases for trial
    • File Petitions
    • Negotiate settlements
    • Perform legal analysis
    • Draft motions and responses to opposing counsel’s motions

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Juris Doctor degree
    • Texas State Bar licensed
    • Must be able to travel up to 20%

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Strong Research/Writing skills
    • Prosecutor background a plus

    Highly competitive compensation, bonuses and benefits.

    Job Type: Full-time

    Pay: $100,000.00 - $150,000.00 per year

    Benefits:

    • 401(k)
    • 401(k) matching
    • Dental insurance
    • Health insurance
    • Paid time off
    • Vision insurance

    Schedule:

    • Monday to Friday

    Work Location: In person

    Hiring at two office locations:

    10107 Louetta Rd, Houston, TX 77070 and 18211 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas  77094

    Email resumes to mstano@stanolawfirm.com


  • 18 Apr 2024 6:23 PM | Lucy Cain (Administrator)

    Job Title: Assistant City Attorney I

    Section: General Litigation

    Location: 900 Bagby, Houston, TX

    Workdays & Hours: MONDAY – FRIDAY 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM* *Subject to Change

    ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

    The Office of the City Attorney for the City of Houston (the “OCA”) provides municipal legal services to the City, its elected and appointed officials, and its employees while adhering to the following guiding principles:

    Quality & Service – Achieving high customer satisfaction as judged by our clients.

    Partnership & Teamwork – Working cooperatively internally and with our clients to achieve the City’s goals.

    Integrity & Candor – Placing honesty and ethical behavior first.

    Dignity & Diversity – Promoting each person’s value.

    Innovation & Imagination – Seeking novel and creative approaches to achieving the City’s objectives.

    Composed of approximately 100 of Houston’s finest attorneys working in 10 legal practice sections, the OCA handles personal injury, commercial and civil rights litigation, major commercial and real estate transactions, and a diverse array of human resources, labor and employment matters, while also counseling the municipal corporation on economic development, constitutional, election matters, ethics and quality of life matters, and preparing City ordinances governing Houston and its citizens.

    Every member of the OCA must be committed to “Service Through Law.”

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

    The City of Houston seeks an attorney with e-Discovery experience to join the General Litigation Section. The successful applicant is a team-oriented self-starter who will focus on e-Discovery in civil commercial matters and other complex litigation. In addition to electronic document review, the successful applicant will prepare state and federal court pleadings, motions and discovery relating to e-Discovery as well as other litigation subject matters.

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    Extensive electronic document review and analysis in large document volume, complex litigation cases.

    Coordinating with clients, information technology professionals and paralegals to identify, assemble, organize, evaluate and produce large document collections.

    Advise attorneys and clients on best practices and procedures related to ESI identification, preservation, collection, processing, analysis, early case assessment, search, review and production in litigation and investigation matters.

    Stay current on developing e-discovery law and procedures, including the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and applicable state rules regarding discovery and apply those rules appropriately in matters.

    Assist in designing defensible and cost-effective ESI discovery plans and protocols for all stages of a litigation or investigative matter.

    Prepare discovery requests and objections to requests for production of ESI, including form of production specifications.

    Prepare and negotiate ESI protocols and protective orders to protect privileged and confidential information in the discovery process, including Federal Rule of Evidence 502 and clawback orders.

    Handling written discovery and motion practice in federal and state courts.

    Researching and preparing trial court briefs and motions.

    Taking and defending depositions of fact and expert witnesses.

    Identifying experts and assisting in the development of expert testimony.

    Representing the City and City employees in jury trials.

    Evaluating case value and making settlement recommendations.

    Preparing case memoranda and representing the City in mediations.

    Supervising outside counsel.

    Counseling the client departments, and training city employees on the enforcement or meaning of city ordinances and policies.

    Handling administrative proceedings and court appearances.

    Assisting the City Attorney and others with special projects such as drafting City Attorney Legal Opinions.

    Drafting, reviewing or revising city policies.

    Special projects as assigned by management.

    WORKING CONDITIONS

    This position is physically comfortable; the individual has discretion about walking, standing, etc. There are no major sources of discomfort in a normal office environment.

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

    EDUCATIONAL:

    Requires a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from an American Bar Association accredited college of law.

    EXPERIENCE:

    No experience is required but must, on or within 6 months of the first day of employment with the City of Houston, be an active member in good standing of the Texas State Bar and eligible for admission to Federal court. License to practice law in Texas must be kept current as a condition of employment.

    PREFERENCES

    PREFERRED SKILLS & ABILITIES

    At least two (2) years of experience in state and/or federal court civil litigation.

    At least one (1) year of experience working in an e-discovery attorney capacity.

    Experience with electronic document review databases and software such as Veritas, Relativity, and CS Disco.

    Must be proficient with standard computer equipment, laptops and printers.

    Must be generally familiar with all aspects of software interaction with network systems and business application systems.

    Excellent oral advocacy skills.

    Exceptional writing skills.

    Excellent analytical skills.

    Excellent organizational skills.

    Familiarity with federal and state court judges and court practices and procedures.

    Expertise with Texas and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

    Must be willing to work extended hours as needed to accommodate case load demands.

    Proficiency with Office 365 suite, including Word, Outlook, Excel, SharePoint, OneDrive, and TEAMS, along with the use of contemporary technology in law practice.

    Ability to work independently and under pressure/tight time constraints.

    High aptitude for multi-tasking.

    Ability to meet deadlines and effectively complete operational and project-based assignments.

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    SELECTION / SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED

    All applicants will be expected to provide a writing sample, transcripts, and letter(s) of recommendation.

    SAFETY IMPACT POSITION No

    SALARY INFORMATION

    Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate’s qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.

    Pay Grade: 24

    Salary: $80,000 to $91,794

    APPLICATION PROCEDURES

    Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during posting opening and closing dates shown. Applications must be submitted online at: www.houstontx.gov.

    To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/default.cfm or call (832) 393-6214.

    Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.

    All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information.

    If you need special services or accommodations, call (832) 393-6214.

    If you need login assistance or technical support call (855) 524-5627.

    EOE - Equal Opportunity Employment

    The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

    https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/houston/jobs/newprint/4290627


  • 8 Apr 2024 11:20 AM | Lucy Cain (Administrator)

    State Job Title: Attorney IV Posting #: 01-24-03-AT

    Closing Date: Until filled Location: Houston, Texas

    Salary Range: $ 105,000 – $120,000 Start Date: As soon as possible

    (depending on experience)

    GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION:

    The First Court of Appeals, Houston, Texas, is accepting applications for a staff attorney to work in

    Justice Sarah Beth Landau’s chambers. The attorney in this position is expected to perform highly

    advanced work with in-depth analysis and presentment of legal issues. The position provides opportunities

    to use initiative and mature judgment in assisting the justices in the disposition of appeals and original

    proceedings. In helping to process the work of the chambers, the attorney provides advice and counsel to

    the justice in the assigned chambers as well as to other members of the court. The attorney reviews records

    and briefs, conducts legal research, and makes recommendations to justices. Working with direction from

    the assigned justice, the attorney prepares written memoranda and initial drafts of court opinions. The job

    requires a strong command of appellate law and procedure and a strict adherence to rules of confidentiality

    and judicial ethics. The Court has a teleworking policy that allows remote work two days per week.

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

    Applicants must have the ability to work independently. Essential job functions for the position include:

    • reviewing appellate records and filings to assist justices in resolving issues presented in civil and

    criminal appeals and original proceedings;

    • conducting electronic legal research and, when necessary, manual research;
    • analyzing statutes, judicial decisions, and other legal sources;
    • assessing cases for jurisdictional issues and attending to special problems and administrative

    matters;

    • consulting with members of the court in connection with the court’s disposition of substantive and

    procedural issues, formulating recommendations to panel members, and preparing memoranda and

    initial drafts of proposed opinions and judgments;

    • assisting with review of motions and preparation of separate writings and related work, as

    assigned;

    • assisting panel members in preparation for oral argument, including making oral presentations

    addressing appellate points, attending oral argument and participating in pre-submission and postsubmission conferences among justices, and attending to follow-up research and record review.

    • reviewing motions for rehearing and making recommendations to panel members; and
    • generally helping to process the work of the chambers, observing court rules, following court

    processes and procedures, and maintaining confidences of the court.

    FIRST COURT OF APPEALS

    JOB VACANCY NOTICE

    Posting #: 01-24-03-AT

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    Applicants must have the following qualifications:

    • license to practice law in the State of Texas;
    • minimum of five years’ experience as a practicing attorney;
    • knowledge of legal principles in civil areas;
    • knowledge of the Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure, Uniform System of Citation, and Texas

    Rules of Form;

    • ability to identify, analyze, and resolve legal and procedural issues and to present findings and

    conclusions, both orally and in writing;

    • excellent legal-research skills, including a proficiency in computer research and cite checking;
    • excellent legal writing, editing, and proofing skills;
    • word processing skills; and
    • ability to prepare, plan, and organize work, and to communicate clearly and effectively.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Previous appellate court or clerkship experience;
    • Top 25% of law school graduating class;
    • Experience on a law review, law journal, or other publication and trial, moot court and/or mock

    trial; and

    • Knowledge of legal principles in criminal areas.

    RELATED MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY CODES:

    The following Military Occupation Specialty (MOS) codes are generally applicable to this position:

    27A, 250X, 4402, 4405, 4406, 4407, 4408, 4409, 4410, 4411, 4417, LGL10, LGL11, 51JX, 92J0.

    Other related fields pertaining to the minimum experience requirement may meet the minimum

    qualifications for this position and are encouraged to apply.

    Additional Military Crosswalk information can be accessed at:

    Military Crosswalk for Occupational Category - Legal (texas.gov)

    E-VERIFY:

    This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if

    necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s

    Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

    FIRST COURT OF APPEALS

    JOB VACANCY NOTICE

    Posting #: 01-24-03-AT

    APPLICATION PROCEDURES:

    Submit a single complete electronic application consisting of the following in pdf format:

    1. resume or curriculum vitae;

    2. electronically-signed State of Texas Job Application for employment; available on the First Court’s

    website career page: TJB | 1st COA | Careers (txcourts.gov);

    3. writing sample;

    4. three references familiar with the applicant’s work product and work habits; and

    5. cover letter.

    Email completed applications 1stHR@txcourts.gov. Any questions regarding the position should also be sent

    to 1stHR@txcourts.gov.

    Personal interviews will be conducted by invitation only.

    The First Court of Appeals is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on a person’s

    race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, transgender status, and sexual orientation), national origin, age

    (40 or older), disability, or genetic information. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, any

    request for reasonable accommodations needed during the application process should be communicated by the

    applicant to 1stHR@txcourts.gov.


  • 23 Feb 2024 9:22 AM | Lucy Cain (Administrator)

    TRIAL ATTORNEYS WANTED

    Are you an experienced Trial Attorney ready to elevate your career? Do you desire excellence, winning, superior compensation, career advancement, autonomy, personal fulfillment, and a flexible work schedule?

    We are actively seeking accomplished, ethical, and entrepreneurial attorneys to join our growing team on the AIG complex on Allen Parkway, strategically located between River Oaks and downtown. We value excellence, curiosity, grit, problem solving, and sound judgment. We also value growth mindset, plain English writing, coachability, leadership, communication skills, client service, and humor. Together, let’s reshape the Houston legal landscape.

    Why Us?

    Mark P. Yablon founded Yablon Law PLLC to be the go-to winning law firm using a client-centric, purpose-driven approach to law. Our culture is laid back; celebrates timely quality work; has a “no yelling, no jerks” policy; and embraces respect, caring, and collaboration among clients and teammates. We invest significantly in technology, giving us a competitive edge over many legacy firms.

    Our clientele includes international to local businesses, families, and individuals. We often develop personal relationships with clients and ethically leverage AI and other technologies to bolster our brand and strengthen our research and client advocacy.

    We don’t do everything, but we don’t do one thing. Our statewide practice focuses the following:

    Commercial/Civil Litigation & Transactions

    Real Estate | Construction | Landlord-Tenant

    Bankruptcy (Adversary, 7, 11 & 13)

    Probate | Wills | Trusts

    General Counsel

    Family Law

    Our Ambitious Vision

    Come aboard our exciting journey as we assemble a top-notch team of 10+ attorneys supported by paralegals, law clerks, a marketing officer, and an operations officer who continually strives for excellence ala Ritz-Carlton. Let’s improve our profession and significantly impact each other and our diverse clients.

    Senior Trial Attorney Opportunity

    • Thrive in a culture of ethics, fun, excellence, winning, client happiness, and financial profitability
    • Take charge of a reasonable docket and collaborate on winning strategies
    • Persuasively advocate for clients in your preferred practice area(s).
    • Continually master skills in law, leadership, business, client service, and technology to become your best version of yourself
    • Mentor and be mentored in a collegial environment
    • Minimal production: 1,200 billable/collectible hours per year

    Competitive Compensation, Bonuses & Benefits Package

    • Earn 35% to 50% of your billables/collectibles—no earnings cap (i.e. 1,200 billed/collected hours at $400 an hour = $168,000 base comp; 1,800 hours at $400 an hour = $276,000 base comp
    • Client origination credit—15-20% bonus on each dollar billed/collected firmwide that you personally originate—no bonus cap (i.e. Originate $100,000 of billables/collectibles firmwide = $20,000 bonus in year one and $15,000 a year thereafter)
    • Virtually unlimited PTO
    • Free secured, covered garage parking; free random meals and happy hours; free CLE and other development; and free Texas Bar dues
    • Beautifully remodeled offices with easy access to Historic Buffalo Bayou and walk, bike & kayak trails
    • After 90 days: $400 monthly for insurance and $1 for $1 match up to $300 monthly in retirement plan (100% immediate vesting)

    Trial Attorney Minimum Requirements

    5+ years of first-chair commercial/civil trial wins in Texas state or U.S. district courts.

    Ready to redefine your career? Apply today at recruiting@yablonlaw.com to experience the Yablon Law difference! Please submit resume, transcript, and writing sample filed in Texas state court, U.S. District Court, or U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

    We promise not to contact your current employer without your written consent.

    Sincerely,

    Mark P. Yablon

    Managing Partner

    2-20-24


  • 23 Feb 2024 9:21 AM | Lucy Cain (Administrator)

    Boutique Upper Kirby Houston Family, CPS, Juvenile and Appellate specialist law firm is expanding and is seeking an Associate Attorney.

    Qualifications

    Associate Attorney with 3+ years of trial and mediation experience in Texas Family Code related law

    Should have a solid understanding of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure

    Must be experienced in family law; CPS defense and appellate experience is a plus.

    Excellent analytical and organizational skills

    Strong and effective oral and written communication

     

    Responsibilities

     

    Maintain client contact, providing timely updates

    Extensive experience with billing

    Be responsible for the development and maintenance of their own client base Proactively and efficiently manage cases and own docket

    Outstanding ability to document case progress

    Issue and properly respond to discovery

    Draft, edit, and review pleadings, Temporary Orders, Decrees, and other legal documents.

    Meet with mentoring attorneys to regularly share information and define strategy.

    Efficiently and professionally prepare for and appear at hearings  trials (both bench and jury)

    Participate in marketing activities to promote the Firm

    Maintain CLE standards and demonstrate continued professional development

    Practice in accordance with the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct and office standards of practice

     

    Benefits

     

    Connolly Schneider Shireman, LLP highlights professional growth and offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package with opportunities for advancement.

    Competitive salary commensurate with the market

    Bonus opportunities

    Collaborative team environment

    Generous medical insurance package and 401(k) retirement plan

    To apply: Please send your resume to Lila Stevens LCS@conlawfirm.com

     

     


  • 29 Jan 2024 12:09 PM | Lucy Cain (Administrator)

    State Job Title:

    State Job Title: Court Law Clerk II

    Number of Openings: One (1)

    Posting #: 01-24-02-LC

    Starting Date: September 1, 2024

    Closing Date: When Filled

    Annual Salary Range: $65,000 to $70,000 Location: 301 Fannin Street

    Houston, Texas 77002

    This is a temporary clerkship assignment. Position ends on August 31, 2025.

    GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION:

    The 1st Court of Appeals, Houston, Texas, is accepting applications for the position of law clerk. The position performs

    advanced legal research with in-depth analysis and preparation of legal memoranda; interprets laws and regulations; and

    provides legal advice and counsel. Works with direction from the justices with an opportunity to use initiative and mature

    judgment. The law clerk position is a temporary clerkship position that starts on September 1, 2024 and ends

    August 31, 2025.

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

    Conducts manual and computer assisted legal research; analyzes statutes, judicial decisions, and other legal sources.

    Prepares memoranda and proposed opinions in civil and criminal appeals. Performs research on special problems, and

    administrative matters. Applicants must have the ability to work independently. Participates in pre- and post-submission

    conferences. Performs related work as assigned.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    Graduation from an accredited law school with a Juris Doctor (JD) degree. Knowledge of legal principles in civil and

    criminal law; excellent legal research and writing skills; knowledge of Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure, Uniform

    System of Citation, and Texas Rules of Form. Ability to identify, analyze, and present issues, both orally and in writing.

    Proficient in computer research and word processing skills. Familiarity and working knowledge of Word. Ability to prepare,

    plan, and organize work and to communicate clearly and effectively. Applicants must have taken the entire Texas Bar

    Exam before the starting date, posted above, for this position.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    Excellent writing skills; top 30% of graduating class.

    RELATED MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY CODES: The following Military Occupation Specialty (MOS) codes

    are generally applicable to this position: 27A, 250X, 4402, 51JX, LGL10

    Military Crosswalk for Occupational Category - Legal (texas.gov)

    E-VERIFY:

    This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the

    Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work

    authorization.

    FIRST COURT OF APPEALS

    JOB VACANCY NOTICE

    Posting #: 01-24-02-LC

    APPLICATION PROCEDURES:

    Submit a single complete electronic application consisting of the following in pdf format:

    1. Cover letter;

    2. Resume;

    3. Electronically-signed State of Texas Job Application, which may be obtained from:

    http://www.txcourts.gov/1stcoa/careers/

    4. Certified law school transcripts;

    5. Certification by law school of class rank or explanation from law school of general percentile rankings;

    6. Short writing sample (5 pages); and

    7. Three references.

    Email completed application to 1stHR@txcourts.gov.

    If you have any questions, please call Ms. Renee Wilson at (713) 274 - 2834.

    Personal interviews will be conducted by invitation only.

    The First Court of Appeals is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national

    origin, sex, age, religion, or disability in employment or in the provision of services. Minorities, veterans, and persons with

    disabilities are encouraged to apply. Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, requests for reasonable accommodation

    needed during the application process should be communicated by the applicant to the Clerk of the Court.

    Number of Openings: One (1)

    Posting #: 01-24-02-LC

    Starting Date: September 1, 2024

    Closing Date: When Filled

    Annual Salary Range: $65,000 to $70,000 Location: 301 Fannin Street

    Houston, Texas 77002

    This is a temporary clerkship assignment. Position ends on August 31, 2025.

    GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION:

    The 1st Court of Appeals, Houston, Texas, is accepting applications for the position of law clerk. The position performs

    advanced legal research with in-depth analysis and preparation of legal memoranda; interprets laws and regulations; and

    provides legal advice and counsel. Works with direction from the justices with an opportunity to use initiative and mature

    judgment. The law clerk position is a temporary clerkship position that starts on September 1, 2024 and ends

    August 31, 2025.

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

    Conducts manual and computer assisted legal research; analyzes statutes, judicial decisions, and other legal sources.

    Prepares memoranda and proposed opinions in civil and criminal appeals. Performs research on special problems, and

    administrative matters. Applicants must have the ability to work independently. Participates in pre- and post-submission

    conferences. Performs related work as assigned.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    Graduation from an accredited law school with a Juris Doctor (JD) degree. Knowledge of legal principles in civil and

    criminal law; excellent legal research and writing skills; knowledge of Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure, Uniform

    System of Citation, and Texas Rules of Form. Ability to identify, analyze, and present issues, both orally and in writing.

    Proficient in computer research and word processing skills. Familiarity and working knowledge of Word. Ability to prepare,

    plan, and organize work and to communicate clearly and effectively. Applicants must have taken the entire Texas Bar

    Exam before the starting date, posted above, for this position.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    Excellent writing skills; top 30% of graduating class.

    RELATED MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY CODES: The following Military Occupation Specialty (MOS) codes

    are generally applicable to this position: 27A, 250X, 4402, 51JX, LGL10

    Military Crosswalk for Occupational Category - Legal (texas.gov)

    E-VERIFY:

    This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the

    Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work

    authorization.

    FIRST COURT OF APPEALS

    JOB VACANCY NOTICE

    Posting #: 01-24-02-LC

    APPLICATION PROCEDURES:

    Submit a single complete electronic application consisting of the following in pdf format:

    1. Cover letter;

    2. Resume;

    3. Electronically-signed State of Texas Job Application, which may be obtained from:

    http://www.txcourts.gov/1stcoa/careers/

    4. Certified law school transcripts;

    5. Certification by law school of class rank or explanation from law school of general percentile rankings;

    6. Short writing sample (5 pages); and

    7. Three references.

    Email completed application to 1stHR@txcourts.gov.

    If you have any questions, please call Ms. Renee Wilson at (713) 274 - 2834.

    Personal interviews will be conducted by invitation only.

    The First Court of Appeals is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national

    origin, sex, age, religion, or disability in employment or in the provision of services. Minorities, veterans, and persons with

    disabilities are encouraged to apply. Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, requests for reasonable accommodation

    needed during the application process should be communicated by the applicant to the Clerk of the Court.


  • 18 Jan 2024 7:41 AM | Lucy Cain (Administrator)

    WANTED: ACCOMPLISHED TRIAL ATTORNEYS

    Are you an experienced Trial Attorney ready to elevate your career? If you desire excellence, superior compensation, career advancement, autonomy, personal fulfillment, work-life balance, and a flexible work schedule, you've found the perfect fit. We're reshaping the legal landscape in the heart of Houston.

    We are actively seeking accomplished, ethical, and entrepreneurial Trial Attorneys to join our growing team on the AIG complex on Allen Parkway, strategically located between River Oaks and downtown. We value excellence, curiosity, grit, emotional intelligence, problem solving, and sound judgment. We also value growth mindset, plain English writing, coachability, leadership, communication skills, client service, and humor.

    Why Us?

    Mark P. Yablon founded Yablon Law PLLC to be the go-to boutique law firm in Texas for excellence and a client-centric, purpose-driven approach to law. Our culture is laid back; celebrates timely quality work; abhors internal drama; has a “no yelling, no jerks” policy; and embraces respect, caring, compassion, and collaboration among clients and teammates. We invest significantly in technology, giving us a competitive edge over many legacy firms.

    Yablon Law’s clientele includes international to local businesses, families, and individuals. We often develop personal relationships with clients and ethically leverage AI and other technologies to bolster our brand and to strengthen our legal research and client advocacy.

    We don’t do everything, but we don’t do one thing. Our statewide practice focuses on the following:

    Commercial/Civil Litigation & Transactions

    Real Estate | Construction | Landlord-Tenant

    Bankruptcy (Adversary, 7, 11 & 13)

    Probate | Wills | Trusts

    General Counsel

    Family Law

    Our Ambitious Vision

    Come aboard our exciting journey to assemble a top-notch team of 10+ attorneys supported by paralegals, law clerks, a marketing officer, and an operations officer who continually strives for excellence ala Ritz-Carlton. Let’s improve our profession and significantly impact each other and our diverse clients, who are raving fans.

    Senior Trial Attorney Opportunity

    • Thrive in a culture of ethics, fun, excellence, winning, client happiness, financial profitability, and emotional health for you and your team
    • Take charge of a reasonable Litigation docket and collaborate on winning strategies
    • Persuasively and professionally advocate for clients in your preferred practice area(s).
    • Continually master skills in law, leadership, business, client service, and technology to become your best version of yourself
    • Mentor and be mentored in a collegial and collaborative environment
    • Minimal production: 1,200 billable/collectible hours per year but earn additional meaningful compensation for extra production

    Competitive Compensation, Bonuses & Benefits Package

    • Earn 35% to 50% of each dollar you bill/collect—no earnings cap (i.e. 1,200 billed/collected hours at $370 an hour = $155,200 base comp, 1,800 hours at $370 an hour = $255,356 base comp, 1,200 billed/collected hours at $500 an hour = $210,000 base comp, or 1,800 hours at $500 an hour = $345,075 base comp)
    • Client origination credit—20% bonus on each dollar billed/collected firmwide that you personally originate your first 12 months; 15% bonus thereafter—no bonus cap (i.e. You originate $100,000 of billed/collected hours firmwide in your first year = $20,000 origination bonus)
    • Escalating monthly bonus for continuous monthly production >100 billable/collectible hours
    • Virtually unlimited PTO
    • Free secured, covered garage parking; free random meals, happy hours, and other fun activities; free CLE and other professional development; and free dues for Texas Bar and one other professional/networking organization
    • Beautifully remodeled offices with easy access to Historic Buffalo Bayou and walk, bike & kayak trails
    • After 90 days: receive $400 monthly for medical, disability, and life insurance and $1 for $1 match up to $300 monthly in retirement plan (100% immediate vesting)

    Trial Attorney Minimum Requirements

    5+ years of multiple first-chair commercial/civil trial wins in Texas state or U.S. district courts.

    Ready to redefine your legal career? Apply today at recruiting@yablonlaw.com and experience the Yablon Law difference! Please submit resume, law school transcript, and writing sample of substantive motion, petition, or brief filed in Texas state court, U.S. District Court, or U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Feel free to include anything else you feel is helpful.

    We promise not to contact your current employer without your written consent.

    Sincerely,

    Mark P. Yablon

    Managing Partner

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  • 8 Nov 2023 1:55 PM | Lucy Cain (Administrator)

    Family Law Firm in Westchase, Houston, seeks a full time Bilingual Divorce Attorney.

    You will be able to handle all aspects of a divorce, child support case, modification of the parent child relationship case from day one. Common tasks include drafting agreements, court orders, pleadings, discovery, attending mediation and trial in a fast paced environment. You will handle the client’s case from beginning to end while maintaining a high level of client satisfaction. You must be willing to go to trial as needed.

    Qualifications

    • Spanish Speaking required
    • Family law experience required
    • Licensed by the State Bar of Texas
    • Excellent legal research and writing skills
    • Excellent litigation skills
    • Negotiable; salary commensurate with experience.
    • Pay is based on experience
    • $100,000.00-$110,000.00 plus monthly bonuses based on billable hours.

    Schedule:

    Monday thru Friday 8:a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Apply with a cover letter and resume. Your cover letter should detail what you are looking for in your next job, your career goals, your family law, qualifications, and the soonest date you can start. This is not a remote position.

    We offer: ..

    • Paid sick leave
    • Work with two family law attorneys
    • We offer a community environment
    • Achievements are recognized and rewarded
    • Casual Fridays
    • Paid CLE in San Antonio for the Annual Family Law CLE
    • Paid Hotel Accommodations in San Antonio for the Annual Family Law CLE
    • Health Insurance Stipend
    • Paid vacation
    • Paid State Bar dues
    • Free parking
    • Great location close to the beltway

    Send resume to laura20franco@yahoo.com .

  • 14 Sep 2023 4:50 PM | Lucy Cain (Administrator)

    State Job Title: Court Law Clerk II Number of Openings: One (1) Annual Salary Range: $65,000 to $70,000 Location: 301 Fannin Houston, Texas 77002

    This is a temporary clerkship assignment.

    Position ends on August 31, 2024.

    GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION: The 1st Court of Appeals, Houston, Texas, is accepting applications for the position of law clerk. The position performs advanced legal research with in-depth analysis and preparation of legal memoranda; interprets laws and regulations; provides legal advice and counsel. Works with direction from the justices with opportunity to use initiative and mature judgment. The law clerk position is a temporary clerkship position that begins as soon as possible and ends August 31, 2024.

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Conducts manual and computer assisted legal research; analyzes statutes, judicial decisions, and other legal sources. Prepares memoranda and proposed opinions in civil and criminal appeals. Performs research on special problems, and administrative matters. Applicants must have the ability to work independently. Participates in pre- and post-submission conferences. Performs related work as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an accredited law school with a Juris Doctor (JD) degree. Knowledge of legal principles in civil and criminal law; excellent legal research and writing skills; knowledge of Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure, Uniform System of Citation, and Texas Rules of Form. Ability to identify, analyze, and present issues, both orally and in writing. Proficient in computer research and word processing skills. Familiarity and working knowledge of Word. Ability to prepare, plan, and organize work and to communicate clearly and effectively.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Excellent writing skills; top 30% of graduating class.

    RELATED MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY CODES: Veterans, Reservists, or Guardsmen with a MOS or additional duties that fall in the fields of 27A Judge Advocate General, 250X Judge Advocate General Corps, LG10 or 04 Legal, 4410 Master of Law (General), and 44 Legal services or other related fields pertaining to the minimum experience requirement may meet the minimum qualifications for this position and are encouraged to apply. Additional Military Crosswalk information can be accessed at: http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_Legal.pdf E-VERIFY: This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

    FIRST COURT OF APPEALS JOB VACANCY NOTICE Posting #: 01-24-01-LC APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Submit a single complete electronic application consisting of the following in pdf format: 1. Cover letter; 2. Resume; 3. Electronically-signed State of Texas Job Application (see www.twc.state.tx.us/jobs/gvjb/stateapp.pdf); 4. Certified law school transcripts; 5. Certification by law school of class rank or explanation from law school of general percentile rankings; 6. Short writing sample (5 pages); and 7. Three references. Email completed application to 1stHR@txcourts.gov. If you have any questions, please call Ms. Renee Wilson at (713) 274 - 2834. Personal interviews will be conducted by invitation only. The First Court of Appeals is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, or disability in employment or in the provision of services. Minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, requests for reasonable acco

  • 29 Aug 2023 9:37 AM | Lucy Cain (Administrator)

    Apply Online: Director of Compliance and Legal Operations

    Position Description

    Harris County Commissioner Precinct 4 is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Director of Compliance and Legal Operations. The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of business contracts, legal restrictions or requirements, and compliance best practices, as well as strong leadership and written communication skills. The Director of Compliance and Legal Operations will advise and strategize with the Divisions within Precinct 4, review, and draft various internal and external contracts, negotiate, and manage communication with external stakeholders, and ensure the highest standards of legal compliance.

    Job Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Develop and implement compliance policies and procedures across all areas of Precinct 4.
    • Monitor and assess the effectiveness of the compliance program and make recommendations to the Chief Compliance Officer for improvements.
    • Establish a system of internal controls to ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
    • Maintain current knowledge of relevant laws and regulations and communicate changes to leadership and team members.
    • Provide prompt and accurate advice and guidance to Division team members regarding applicable laws and regulations.
    • Research, analyze and draft internal memoranda interpreting relevant laws and regulations to assist in carrying out the mission of Precinct 4.
    • Coordinate and negotiate terms with external stakeholders.
    • Build relationships and work collaboratively with Precinct leadership and executive team.
    • Conduct and complete legal research and other projects as assigned.
    • Respond to public records access requests, as appropriate.

    Requirements

    Supporting Job Application Documents: Applicants should provide a resume with three (3) professional references identified and at least one (1) writing sample.

    Education: Juris Doctorate from an accredited Law School.

    Experience:

    • Five (5) years of progressive experience performing the related duties such as: reviewing, analyzing, and drafting documents related to complex legal issues and legislation; serving as a legal advisor; and working knowledge of one or more of the following disciplines: Corporate Law, Legislation, Litigation, Commercial, Federal or State/Municipal Government, Labor Contracts, Employment Law, or other relevant disciplines.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Excellent communication and leadership skills.
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
    • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
    • Experience balancing and leading a team, whether formally or informally.
    • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously.
    • Experience working with regulatory agencies and auditors.

    NOTE: Qualifying education, experience, knowledge, and skills must be documented on your job application. You may attach a resume to the application as supporting documentation but ONLY information stated on the application will be used for consideration. "See Resume" will not be accepted for qualifications.

    Daniel Rodriguez, Managing Attorney

    DRodriguez@DHRFirm.com


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