Careers at Varghese Summersett PLLC

Dec 5, 2018 @ 11:07 AM

Open Positions:

Paralegal – Family and Criminal Law

We are seeking a skilled paralegal, preferably bilingual, for our family and criminal law practices.

Mission: The goal of this position is to assist in growing the family law practice by 200% in 2019, systematizing the process for client feedback and increasing revenues for the firm.

Competencies:

  • Knowledge of the Tarrant County family court system and key personnel.
  • Experience drafting pleadings, preparing discovery, and e-filing.
  • Superior attention to detail and editing skills.
  • Ability to handle a high call volume with a positive attitude.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Communicate with clients, attorneys, and court personnel.
  • Calendars court settings and office appointments.
  • Drafts and reviews legal documents.
  • E-files documents with court clerks.
  • Creates and maintains case files.
  • Conducts legal research and assists attorneys with court and trial preparation. 

Requirements:

  • Minimum 2-5 years’ experience as a legal secretary or paralegal, preferably in family law.
  • Paralegal certification, bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Fluent in Spanish (Preferred).
  • Experience with the Texas E-file system.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excelling oral and written communication skills.
  • Positive attitude.

Salary and Benefits:

  • $42,000 – $45,000, commensurate with experience.
  • Benefits include medical, dental, paid vacation, paid parking.

To apply: Send resume, cover letter and references to Melody Lanier at [email protected]. Cover letters should be addressed to:

Benson Varghese
Managing Partner
Varghese Summersett PLLC
300 Throckmorton St.
Suite 1650
Fort Worth, TX 76102

For more information or questions, call 817-203-2220.

Varghese Summersett PLLC is the largest criminal defense firm in Tarrant County, and VS Family Law Group is a full-service family law firm that handles divorce, child custody, property division and other family matters. Both practices are located under one roof in One City Place in downtown Fort Worth and the selected candidate will perform duties for both divisions of the firm. The candidate hired for this position will start in January of 2019. Interviews for the position will begin in December of 2018.

Career Opportunities

We are a close-knit group at Varghese Summersett PLLC. We hire the best so we can provide our clients with unparalleled legal services. We also pride ourselves in providing a really great place to work; somewhere our folks are happy to come in every day.

We believe that professional success is enhanced by a rich personal life, and we encourage every member of our firm to enjoy their personal and family lives, and to be active locally and in philanthropic efforts.

Internships

Internships offer the opportunity to work with our career trial attorneys and assist clients who are facing the biggest problems in their lives. Outstanding law students come to Varghese Summersett for the opportunity to train with our attorneys. Interns perform a variety of tasks ranging from research to assisting with trial prep. We offer paid positions throughout the year. Interns typically work around 20 hours a week during the Spring and Fall semesters and 30 hours a week during the summer.

To apply: Send resume, cover letter and references to Melody Lanier at [email protected]. Cover letters should be addressed to:

Benson Varghese
Managing Partner
Varghese Summersett PLLC
300 Throckmorton St.
Suite 1650
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Associates

Recent graduates from law school with a demonstrated interest in criminal law may apply for an Associate position. Associates handle a variety of day-to-day tasks and learn by immersion and through close interaction with the partners. Our Attorney Development Program provides attorneys with increasing responsibilities in trial and continuing trial training in the office.

Senior Associates (Lateral hires)

Accomplished attorneys who can contribute specific skills and experience to Varghese Summersett PLLC may apply for our Senior Associate position. We offer a collaborative environment where attorneys prepare trials as a team and each team member’s perspective contributes to the strategy.

To apply for a position or internship, send a cover letter and your resume, both in PDF format, to “benson” at the domain name for this site.