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AM LAW top 100 Law Firms- All looking for 2-6 years of experience

  • Commercial Litigation Associate- Need experience with business disputes
  • Corporate M&A Associate
  • Finance Associate (Dallas & Houston)
  • Real Estate Associate
  • Capital Markets Associate
  • Intellectual Property Litigation Associate (Houston, Austin, Dallas)- Must have technical degree (EE & ME preferred)

Insurance Defense Firms

  • Litigation Attorney with 10+ years of experience with trucking experience
  • Litigation Attorney with 4+ years of experience in general insurance defense- some coverage experience preferred
  • 1-2 year Associate (Houston)- Mix of commercial litigation and general insurance defense
  • 3-6 year Associate (Houston)- Mix of commercial litigation and general insurance defense

High End Boutique Firms

  • Lateral Transactional Associate with 2-3 years of experience with real estate and commercial finance matters.
  • Lateral litigation associate with 2-4 years of commercial litigation experience and will have graduated from a top tier law school. A high degree of substantive hands on experience (not just document review and memo writing) is desired.
  • Diversity females with any law firm experience qualify

National Plaintiff Mass Tort/Class Action firm- Headquarters in Dallas

  • Litigation Attorneys with 2+ years of experience with mass torts (will consider personal injury attorneys who have work high complexity cases). They are hiring for both their opioid and asbestos docket. The opioid docket is 100% remote since they will be working with partners from the DC office.

Plaintiff Firms in Houston

  • Litigation Attorney- 5+ years of experience working high dollar car/truck wreck. Must have significant experience conducting depositions from defendants, expert witnesses, and corporate reps. First chair trial experience is preferred
  • Mass Tort Litigation Attorney- Working on a human trafficking docket. Firm goes after Facebook, Salesforce, Marriot, and other hotels

Paralegal and Staff Openings

  • Senior Litigation Paralegal- Personal Injury law firm in Uptown Dallas. Not a high-volume car/truck wreck firm. Will be the right hand to the named partner (we know him personally and he is kindest person you’ll meet)
  • Healthcare Paralegal- Am Law top 200 firm- RN with Paralegal certification preferred- AM Law top 100 firm
  • Mass Tort Litigation Paralegal- Uptown Dallas firm is looking for a paralegal to work on their pharmaceutical docket . This firm is also looking for a Legal Secretary/Junior Paralegal (hybrid role)
  • Commercial Litigation Paralegal- Boutique firm in Downtown. Will be right hand to shareholder. Must be able to work a case start to finish. Diversity and 15+ years of experience preferred
  • Business Immigration Paralegal - (Austin)- USCIS filing experience H1B, L visas, I—129, I-140, Netc..etc.- AM Law top 100 firm
  • Litigation Paralegal (Houston)- 3+ years of experience of experience with car/truck cases. Must be able to work a case from start to finish. Must be bilingual in Spanish.
  • Patent Prosecution Paralegal- Must have excellent tenure and 5+ years of experience
  • Case Manager, Intake Paralegal, and Senior Paralegal with Personal Injury firm- Car/truck wreck docket (Los Colinas)

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Family Law Attorney

West & Associates, LLP is looking for a highly motivated attorney to join our Dallas team. West & Associates prides itself on a collaborative and supportive work environment, where attorneys and staff are challenged to perform at the highest levels. Our firm provides a relaxed but professional atmosphere made up of a diverse group of employees, all united in the common purpose of providing excellent legal representation to our clients.

We currently have an immediate opening in our Dallas office for a full-time attorney with the majority of their practice in Family Law. Courtroom experience is a plus. We are looking for a highly motivated individual who is hard-working, organized, and who possesses superior analytical and drafting skills. This is a "boots on the ground position" allowing the chosen candidate to build upon a foundation of excellence and success in their legal career.

This position is open until filled.
Priority consideration given to those who apply by May 13, 2021.

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Career Counselor - (DED00000199)

The Career Counselor is a part-time position in the Office of Career Services at SMU Dedman School of Law. This position is 20 hours per week, twelve months per year. The law school will also consider a nine- or ten-month per year appointment at a pro-rated salary. The Career Counselor will work with International and Tax LL.M. students, developing job opportunities and advising on career issues. This person will also compile and create resources for JD alumni on career issues. This person will develop and offer innovative programs for these audiences to support them in their professional development and job searches.

This position is open until filled.
Priority consideration given to those who apply by May 13, 2021.

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Director, Office of Career Services

The Director of the Office of Career Services is a highly-visible position within the Dedman School of Law's Office of Career Services. The Director is responsible for developing job opportunities for students and recent graduates, marketing SMU Law students and graduates to legal employers, providing career counseling to students and recent graduates, designing and implementing educational opportunities related to career options and the legal field for law students and recent graduates, tracking and reporting employment statistics, representing the Office of Career Services to external groups including industry organizations, and assisting with the daily management of office functions, among other duties.

This position is open until filled.
Priority consideration given to those who apply by May 10, 2021.

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Seeking Associate General Counsel – Healthcare Operations & Regulatory Focus

Parkland Health & Hospital System is seeking a self-motivated, experienced healthcare operations and regulatory compliance attorney with a minimum of six (6) years’ experience as a practicing attorney. The Associate General Counsel candidate will have a track record of working effectively with a client-service focus in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and be inspired by Parkland’s Mission: Dedicated to the health and well-being of individuals and communities entrusted to our care.

The Associate General Counsel candidate should have had meaningful client contact with hospitals, health systems, physician practices, academic medical centers or other healthcare industry clients with experience advising on operations, regulatory and compliance issues, as well as supporting regulatory compliance investigations, policy and procedure development and review, and licensure and accreditation matters. Demonstrable/working knowledge of a variety of healthcare regulatory subject matter areas including anti-kickback, Stark, and other fraud and abuse laws, EMTALA, HIPAA, cybersecurity and state privacy and security law, bioethics, patient consent, Medicare/Medicaid program requirements, conditions of participation, accreditation standards, government program reimbursement, and other regulatory and licensure requirements applicable to hospital or healthcare entity operations. Knowledge of healthcare contracting, managed care, revenue cycle, federal and state grant programs, and transactional matters a plus.

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Litigation Senior Associate/Counsel Position

Zelle LLP is an international litigation law firm with offices across the United States and in London. Our Dallas office is looking to add an experienced attorney to our team in a senior associate/counsel role. We specialize in complex and challenging first-party property insurance coverage litigation for a broad range of commercial and residential insurer clients. We are not your typical law firm. Our commitment to building community, culture, diversity, and career growth are the core values that make Zelle a different kind of firm. Our compensation structure is very competitive at all levels.

This position would be perfect for an experienced property insurance coverage attorney who has been practicing for at least seven years and is an expert at first party coverage litigation. You should have a track record of success. You should be eager to jump right in and support the team. We have lots of clients and plenty of work. We need an attorney who can show up and begin handling litigated files from day one. Immediately upon your arrival, you will be given cases to handle and opportunities to cultivate and grow your own client relationships. No one will stand in the way on your path to success.

People with ambition, tenacity, critical thinking, passion, and a desire to excel, are able to thrive at Zelle. For more details about Zelle LLP, visit To apply, please submit your resume to Kristin Cummings at Make your career home at Zelle! (Remote until return to the office.)

Managing Attorney, Staff Attorneys and a Legal Assistant

Texas Advocacy Project’s mission is to end dating and domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking in Texas. Texas Advocacy Project empowers survivors through free legal services and access to the justice system, and advances prevention through public outreach and education. Our vision is that all Texans live free from abuse.

We are currently hiring a Managing Attorney, Staff Attorneys and a Legal Assistant. Positions are posted on the Texas Advocacy Project’s website, Indeed and LinkedIn. For your convenience, I’ve attached a PDF with the job descriptions.

Candidates may apply online on TAP’s website or by submitting a cover letter and resume to We ask that candidates include in the subject line the position they are applying for and how they learned about the opportunity.

For up and coming lawyers who are seeking Fall Clerk positions, please have the law students email their cover letter and resume to .

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General Attorney (Labor)

The Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor (SOL), Fair Labor Standards (FLS) Division is recruiting for a General Attorney (Labor) to join our team. The attorney will handle appellate cases, work on regulations, and provide legal advice related to minimum wage and overtime, family and medical leave, child labor, guest worker visa programs, and work performed on government contracts, as well as under numerous whistleblower protection statutes. This is an opportunity to do meaningful work protecting workers’ rights, take on significant responsibility, and have wonderful colleagues.

More details on the position, qualifications requirements, and the application process are set forth in the vacancy announcement, EX-21-SOL-03 which is available through the following USAJobs link: View Job Listing. This position will be remote during the pandemic but ultimately located in Washington, DC.

The deadline for submitting applications is Thursday, February 18, 2021. We encourage anyone interested in the position to apply. Interested persons can also obtain information about working at SOL through the new “SOL Ambassadors Program” View Job Listing.

Civil Litigation Staff Attorney

The Constitutional Law Center for Muslims in America (CLCMA) seeks a full-time Staff Attorney to support the Civil Litigation department’s team members, handling federal court civil rights impact litigation and administrative matters.

The ideal candidate is a licensed attorney with a minimum of 4-8 years of federal court litigation experience, which may include judicial clerkship, law firm, or public interest experience. Additionally, the candidate must work well in a diverse workplace with a diverse client base, and be willing to take on novel legal issues. And, it’s litigation, so things change. If you are a good fit for this job, you’re ok with change and have at least 4-8 years experience at being flexible.

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Corporate Mortgage Compliance Counsel

Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation

The Corporate Compliance Counsel position provides support to management, corporate, and branch personnel by interpreting state and federal laws and regulations as each applies to the day-to-day mortgage origination process, as well as perform general legal tasks including research projects and agreement review and drafting.

(NOTE: Previous mortgage industry experience, must be licensed attorney, AND have strong knowledge in mortgage closings/title work REQUIRED. Candidates must be willing to work in our Carrollton, TX office per covid considerations below.)

COVID-19 considerations: Due to current pandemic, this position will start 100% work from home/remote. Position will work remotely for the foreseeable future, but candidates must be able to work in Carrollton, TX office when management communicates plan to do so. For more information on our covid-19 safety protocols, please inquire with our recruiter.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Evaluates and provides analysis and counsel on closing and title inquiries relative to day-to-day origination compliance matters and the loan origination process from application to closing
  • Advises and educates the branch network on topics such as limited English proficiency requirements
  • Conducts research on projects as required by the General Counsel
  • Help identify and assess regulatory changes affecting the industry and company
  • Experience working as part of a change management team
  • Develops a strong partnership with internal departments
  • Performs other general legal duties including project research, contract review, and agreement drafting

Non-Essential Job Functions:

  • Participates and leads proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals
  • Adopts Fairway values in personal work behaviors, decision making, contributions and interpersonal interactions
  • Contributes and leads a positive work environment by demonstrating cultural expectations and influencing others to reward performance and value "can do" people, accountability, diversity and inclusion, flexibility, continuous improvement, collaboration, creativity and fun
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Extensive knowledge and understanding federal and state statutes, regulations and interpretations governing residential mortgage lending, including TILA, RESPA, ECOA, HMDA and other consumer finance laws
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of current business acumen
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of state and federal laws and regulations to the day-to-day origination process and explaining to the branch network in a way they understand

Required Education and Experience:

  • Juris Doctorate (J.D.) Degree from accredited law school and membership in good standing in one state bar
  • 3+ years of experience with an emphasis on the mortgage origination process at a law firm or larger in-house legal department of a regulated institution
  • Demonstrated experience in analytical, critical thinking, and research techniques
  • Demonstrated experience with attention to detail, written and oral communication, organization, multi-tasking, and working in a team atmosphere adhering to tight deadlines
  • Demonstrated experience with MS Office software products

More About Fairway:
At Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, we're dedicated to providing an AMAZING EXPERIENCE for YOU every day. Founded in April 1996, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation employs over 9,000 employees nationwide. With a strong focus on purchase business, we continue to grow each year, closing approximately $65 billion in 2020. We are proud to be voted the #1 Best Mortgage Company to Work for 6 years in a row by Mortgage Executive Magazine based on Loan Officer votes. Whether you’re looking to advance your career as a mortgage professional in our branch network or in a corporate support role, we offer a variety of opportunities to help you grow personally and professionally!

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