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Coats Rose is a mid-sized transaction and litigation law firm focused on development: the development of real estate, affordable housing, special purpose districts, business and private wealth. For over 30 years, the firm has provided legal counsel to businesses, governmental entities corporate and high-net worth clients across the U.S. and internationally. The firm was recently named to the 2020 Best Law Firms list by Best Lawyers and US News & World Report for national and metropolitan rankings.

Legal File Clerk (Houston)

We are currently seeking an experienced File Clerk for our Houston, Texas office.

Responsibilities include:

  • Creating new client files;
  • Maintaining and updating client files;
  • Archiving and preparing files for storage;
  • Lift and move heavy boxes, folders, and binders to and from basement storage;
  • Assisting Legal Secretary and Attorneys with various requests including scanning, document retrieval, and setting up for meetings;
  • Serve as backup for Legal Secretary when needed; and
  • Other job-related duties as assigned.

Job requirements:

  • Two years working as a legal File Clerk is preferred;
  • Experience working with both physical and electronic files is preferred;
  • Excellent Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook skills are required;
  • Experience working with document management systems is required;
  • Must be able to lift and move boxes and items up to 30 pounds on a daily basis.

Compensation will commensurate with experience.

To apply, please email and reference “Houston Legal File Clerk” in the subject line.

Real Estate/Public Finance Paralegal (Houston)

We are currently seeking candidates for a Real Estate/MUD Paralegal for our Houston, Texas, office. Details are as follows:

Position Responsibilities may include, but are not necessarily limited to the following:

  • Assist attorneys with drafting, preparation, and filing of pertinent documents;
  • Perform relevant legal research;
  • Attend Municipal Utility District Board of Directors(“Board”) meetings and record minutes (sometimes during evening or lunch hours);
  • Prepare agendas for Board meetings;
  • Ensure proper legal procedures are followed at Board meetings;
  • Stay up to date on relevant rules and legislation and inform Board of updates;
  • Assist Board with insurance renewals;
  • Prepare documents for annual tax exemptions and assess collection charges on delinquent accounts;
  • Review annual financial report and file with appropriate agencies;
  • Assist with annual setting of tax rate;
  • Assist with annual operating budget of the District if needed;
  • Keep track of filing requirements; and
  • Other job-related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:Bachelor’s degree and paralegal certificate, or equivalent job-related experience preferred;

  • At least one year of experience as a transactional real estate paralegal, preferably with experience in public finance;
  • Excellent, organizational, communication, analytical and critical thinking skills;
  • Ability to work independently, plan and take initiative to accomplish objectives in a timely manner with minimum supervision;
  • Must be a team player while effectively and efficiently using firm resources;
  • This is a sedentary position and requires minimal standing, walking, stooping and movement or lifting of items up to 10 pounds;
  • This job may require overtime, evening hours, and working through lunch to attend utility district meetings; and
  • Reliable personal transportation for traveling to and from Board meetings.

Compensation will commensurate with experience.

Please email cover letter and resume to and reference “Houston Real Estate/Public Finance Paralegal” in the subject line.



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Houston, Texas 77046
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