Paralegal

Austin, TX
Full Time
Litigation Staff
Entry Level
Are you ready to be part of a dynamic team dedicated to defending liberty and individual rights? The Institute for Justice (IJ), the National Law Firm for Liberty, is searching for an enthusiastic, detail-oriented Paralegal to join our Texas Office in the vibrant heart of downtown Austin. Additionally, you'll provide crucial remote administrative support to our office in Phoenix, Arizona.

As our state office Paralegal, you'll provide litigation and administrative support in IJ cases and assist with state office operations to ensure the seamless functioning of both our Austin and Phoenix offices. From providing invaluable support in litigation to managing day-to-day administrative tasks , your role will be diverse and rewarding.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Conduct basic legal research
  • Proofread and cite-check legal documents
  • Prepare tables of contents and authorities for legal briefs
  • Prepare affidavits for clients and expert witnesses
  • Maintain paper and electronic case files
  • File documents in court electronically and by mail
  • Draft correspondence to court and other attorneys
  • Calculate, calendar, and track due dates for hearings and briefs
  • Read and interpret court rules to determine compliance for filings
  • Manage pretrial preparation and assist during trials
  • Communicate and work on cases with attorneys and peers in other offices
  • Provide comprehensive administrative support to both the Austin and Phoenix offices
  • Extend a warm welcome to visitors and manage office communications
  • Coordinate meetings and handle incoming calls and mail
  • Craft polished office correspondence and manage initial case inquiries
  • Assist with event logistics

Qualifications We're Looking For:
  • Passion for IJ's mission and dedication to defending liberty
  • Bachelor's degree
  • 1-3 years of experience in office administration or management
  • Strong problem-solving abilities and proactive mindset
  • Exceptional writing and organizational skills
  • Proficiency in Spanish is a plus

Benefits:
  • Hybrid work schedule
  • Flexible work hours with our core business hours of 10am and 4pm
  • Casual dress code
  • Health, Dental, and Vision insurance (IJ covers 100% of individual premiums)
  • Free Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, and Life insurance plans
  • HSA employer contributions
  • 401(k) with employer matches
  • Generous PTO including a paid personal day and 12 paid holidays
To Apply:
Please submit a resume and a cover letter detailing how your experience will ensure success in this position. 


No phone calls, please.

IJ is an equal opportunity employer.

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At IJ we value a diverse workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

To learn more about our culture and benefits, visit our Working at IJ page.

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