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Entry Level Legal Assistant

Pearland, TX
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🔴 Closes on: 
May 15

Job Description

In-person Position Only - Experience Required

The Hatchett Law Firm is seeking an empathetic, eager, and easygoing legal assistant who not only excels in their legal skills but also embodies punctuality, exceptionalism, kindness, self-motivation, and honesty. This role is perfect for someone with a strong background in the probate court system, adept at efiling, proficient in time-keeping for billable hours, and who cherishes the value of being part of a supportive and respectful workplace. We hold the highest standards of service, dedication, and integrity. We are a tight-knit, high-achieving team committed to excellence and kindness in all our professional endeavors and we need another strong team member who shares our commitment to working in a drama-free environment.

We Offer

  • A culture grounded in kindness, respect, and integrity, where your contributions are valued and your well-being is prioritized.
  • Competitive salary and benefits, with opportunities for professional development in a supportive and high-performing team environment.
  • The chance to make a significant impact on our clients’ lives, particularly in navigating the complexities of probate matters.

If you are a skilled, punctual, and honest professional with a deep understanding of probate, guardianship, estate planning, litigation, and efiling, and you value working in a team where kindness and excellence are paramount, we invite you to apply.

The Hatchett Law Firm is more than a law firm; it's a community where each member plays an essential role in our collective achievement and where your unique skills and values will be highly appreciated and nurtured. We're serious about helping families, beginning with our own.

How To Apply

Please send your resume, a detailed cover letter explaining your fit for this role, your availability to start, and any relevant certifications or references. We look forward to discovering how you can contribute to the continued success and integrity of our firm and how we may seriously help you!


$36,000 with bonus potential


  • Assist lawyers in preparing legal documentation, pleadings, and correspondence including correspondence such as interrogatories, subpoenas, deposition notices, complaints, pretrial orders, legal briefs, and affidavits
  • Work with lawyers to prepare for trial by conducting research on legal articles, preparing and organizing exhibits, organizing and coordinating witnesses, filing motions, and assisting with client meetings
  • Conduct interviews with clients to gather information about their legal issues
  • Take care of administrative tasks such as answering phones and maintaining an organized filing system for all legal documents
  • Mastery in efiling with the probate court system, ensuring accuracy and efficiency in all submissions
  • Comprehensive management of case preparations with a special focus on probate, guardianship, estate planning, and litigation, including organizing evidence, drafting legal documents, and maintaining meticulous case files
  • Direct and empathetic interaction with clients, offering support and guidance through sensitive probate matters with professionalism and care
  • Diligent tracking and reporting of billable hours, utilizing time-keeping software to ensure accurate and honest accounting of work performed
  • Collaboration with attorneys and team members to maintain the firm’s standard of excellence, contributing to a harmonious and productive work environment


  • Must have strong interpersonal skills and talent for writing and grammar
  • Candidates who have completed a paralegal professional certification or have advanced paralegal education will receive preference
  • Candidates should possess high-level organizational skills, and time-management skills
  • ABA-approved paralegal certificate program such as an Associate’s degree or proprietary school program in paralegal studies, Bachelor’s degree desired
  • Preferred experience in probate, guardianship, litigation, and/or estate planning.
  • Preferred law office experience
  • Proficient in the use of efiling systems and familiar with the nuances of the probate court process.
  • Demonstrated ability to accurately track and report billable hours, with a commitment to honesty and integrity in all professional activities
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, capable of handling client interactions with empathy and kindness
  • A collaborative spirit that thrives in a close-knit team atmosphere, valuing punctuality, teamwork, and mutual respect

About Company

The Hatchett Law Firm is a dedicated team committed to making a tangible difference in the lives of clients. Our firm solely concentrates efforts on probate, guardianship, estate planning, and related litigation. We offer personalized, attentive service that solo practitioners and large firms can't match. We value excellence, compassion, integrity, and teamwork. We believe that being effective, and efficient in our work goes hand in hand with being kind, empathetic, and honest. These values guide our interactions with clients, colleagues, and our community, creating a supportive and high-performing environment that benefits everyone. We enjoy having a close-knit environment where we learn daily and encourage each member of our team to grow and excel in their areas of expertise. Kindness, high performance, and respect are equally important. If these values align with yours, consider joining us!

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