Legal Assistant (Sessional)

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Texas Legislative Council Published: July 9, 2018
Austin, United States
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Academic Program
Salary or Pay Rate
$3,000 per month
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Kaylee R Stackhouse
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Performs legal research. Prepares legal memoranda and legislative documents. Constructs and performs computer searches. Assists legislative council attorneys. Assists in maintaining the council's legal library.


Researches legal issues relating to legislation and the legislative process.
Prepares legal memoranda and legislative documents.
Constructs and performs searches in Westlaw, LexisNexis, and other computer databases for council attorneys.
Assists council attorneys by researching and preparing memoranda on legal issues as assigned.
Collects and makes copies of information necessary for drafting legislative documents.
Under supervision of a council attorney, occasionally prepares bill drafts and drafts of resolutions granting permission to sue the state.
Conducts telephone surveys of other states relating to specific legal issues.

Answers correspondence addressed to the council from various sources on various legal and legislative topics.
Assists in maintaining the council's legal library.
Distributes legal books and other publications to legal staff members.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Experience

Experience and Education
Bachelor's degree in paralegal studies or equivalent. Training and experience may be substituted for education.

Licenses or Certification
Certification as a paralegal or legal assistant or equivalent training and experience.

Required Skills

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Basic knowledge of legal principles.
Skill in legal research.
Skill in written and oral communications.
Ability to analyze and solve legal problems.
Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
Ability to deal effectively with others.
Ability to work overtime and flexible hours.
Ability to handle multiple projects in a timely manner and cope with deadline pressures.
Ability to maintain confidentiality of material and information.
Ability to accept constructive criticism of work product from supervisors.
Ability to maintain regular attendance.

Other resume instructions

To be considered, an applicant must submit a State of Texas Application for Employment (available on the council's website:

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