Typically we see a significant downturn in new openings between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The slowdown was not as drastic as it has been in many years past; in fact, there wasn't much of a slow down at all. Here it is, just days before Christmas, when legal hiring typically comes to a complete stop. But we have four new openings: associate, paralegal, legal assistant and paralegal, in Dallas, Houston, and Austin, respectively. One is with a law firm and three are in-house. Hopefully this portends continued strong hiring for 2015!
Paralegal with Labor/ Employment experience is sought by corporation in The Woodlands. Knowledge of EEOC and NLRB processes and experience investigating & responding to EEOC & ULP charges is required.
Well-regarded boutique firm seeks an attorney with 6+ years of family law experience. Suitable candidates will have courtroom experience, excellent academic record and be licensed in Texas. This firm handles complex, high dollar family law matters, in an ideal Austin location and with an unusually favorable work/life balance.
Primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: proofread letters, patent cover page and claims; maintain and organize USPTO/client correspondence; drafting and editing documents; handling time entry for assigned attorney(s) and/or paralegal(s); E-file applications; prepare IDS (information disclosure statement); obtain file histories of issued patents or published applications; calendaring, arranging meetings and travel, serving as attorneys’ liaison and assisting with various types of projects.
Dallas technology company seeks corporate counsel with 2-5 years of experience to handle commercial contracts, including software licensing and other technology-related agreements. Predictable schedule in a vibrant environment.
We are working with a national firm in Dallas, Texas seeking a corporate associate with 4-7 years of experience in complex corporate and securities matters, particularly private fund formation, operation and compliance. Significant career growth potential with a great team.
The Austin Office of a major international law firm seeks two associates: (1) Real Estate with at least 2 years of experience and (2) Labor & Employment with at least 4 years of litigation experience. Excellent credentials required. Top of the market compensation.
The end of the year is when attorneys and other legal professionals start updating their resumes and thinking about job opportunities that might present themselves in the new year. Before you update your resume, please read an article by J.T. O'Donnell at Careeralism called "The Worst LinkedIn Summary." We couldn't agree more with everything he says in this article, but it also applies to resumes, maybe even more so, as resumes are much more important than Linked In bios. (Despite all the hype you hear about Linked In and how important it is to the hiring process these days, the resume is still what's circulated within companies and relied upon by hiring managers and recruiters - not your Linked In profile!)