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By Benson Varghese

Last Updated: April 28th, 2022 at 9:51 AM
Published on: April 7th, 2016 at 1:50 AM

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.

→ Client Relations Specialist

We are looking for a full-time, tech-savvy Client Relations Specialist. The candidate must have a positive attitude and enjoy customer service. We are not your average law firm. We are a tight-knit group and we all watch out for one another. We work hard and have fun. We’re very focused on maintaining the great and supportive work environment we have in place. We’re looking for a true team player.

The Client Relations Specialist will be the first point of contact with all callers and visitors, including potential and current clients, so exceptional phone skills and demeanor is a must. The client relations specialist will also be responsible for numerous administrative duties and must be able to multitask in a high-pressure environment. The right person must be passionate about working in the legal industry and be able to work as a team, as well as independently. Pay is commensurate with experience.

Daily Job Duties:

  • Answer a high volume of incoming calls to the firm, maintaining excellent customer service at all times.
  • Promptly respond to client questions and messages by phone, email or through our case management platform.
  • Contact clients about court settings, payments, case progression, and reviews.
  • Maintain and update documents related to client accounts.
  • Coordinate calls, meetings, and communications between attorneys and clients and potential clients.
  • Follow-up on all overnight or missed calls intercepted by the answering service in a timely manner.
  • Promptly follow up with potential clients.
  • Maintain attorneys’ schedules and calendars.
  • Draft and e-file letters and motions on behalf of attorneys.
  • Build and maintain trusted relationships with clients and patiently guide them through a difficult process.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with court staff.
  • Ensure that our office and common areas are clean and presentable at all times.
  • Positively represent our brand and firm/
  • Assist marketing team in developing marketing materials and proposals

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or proven experience in client relations
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Friendly and welcoming personality
  • Problem-solving aptitude
  • Excellent telephone etiquette
  • Excellent customer/client service skills
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize deadlines
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to take on tasks and responsibilities outside the job description
  • Exhibit a self-starter mentality than can identify gaps in workflow and come up with creative solutions
  • Ability to embody our brand and company culture
  • Marketing experience is a plus
  • Court or legal experience is a plus

Please send a resume and cover letter to Melody Lanier, Media Relations Director, at melody@versustexas.com. In your cover letter, make sure you include a paragraph about the book you most recently read, and tell us why you liked or did not like the book.

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Intake Specialist

Varghese Summersett is looking for a motivated, self-starter with exceptional communications skills to join our intake team. The position’s focus is to confidently present information about our criminal defense practice and attorneys to potential clients with the goal of encouraging the decision to hire our firm. This position requires strong communication skills by phone, text, email and through our secure client portal. Our intake specialists must be able to manage a high call volume and work effectively on a deadline.

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Internships

Social Media Intern

Are you a college student looking for a part-time position managing social media? We are looking for a motivated, dynamic social media intern to join our team. Candidates should be able to work at least 15 hours a week at our busy downtown Fort Worth office. This opportunity is ideal for students or recent graduates in communications, public relations, marketing, journalism, advertising or digital media. The social media intern will be responsible for creating social media posts on all platforms, planning social media calendars, and assisting with brainstorming campaigns. The right candidate must be passionate about social media and be able to work as a team, as well as independently. The internship will be in-person with some remote work possible.

Responsibilities:

  • Writing and designing posts for our criminal and family law social media platforms that are engaging and consistent with our brand
  • Managing social media calendar
  • Tracking and analyzing data on post performances and reporting to management
  • Assisting with other marketing campaigns
  • Performing other tasks related to our brand’s social media presence, as required.

Required skills:

  • Expert knowledge of all social media platforms
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Amazing attention to detail
  • Creative
  • Positive
  • Photography and video skills are a plus
  • Experience with Canva and Social Sprout is a plus
  • Interest in criminal or family law is a plus

Please send a resume, cover letter and examples or links to your work to Melody Lanier, Media Relations Director, at melody@versustexas.com. Please include a paragraph about which social media platform is most effective for law firms, and why you believe that.

Legal 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 and undergraduate students on the pre-law track 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 up to 30 hours a week during the summer.

To apply for an internship: Send resume, cover letter and references to Melody Lanier at melody@versustexas.com. Cover letters should be addressed to:

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

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Attorneys

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 a 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 career position or internship, send a cover letter and your resume to benson@versustexas.com. Contact us at (817) 203-2220 or reach out online.

Careers at Varghese Summersett: Join the Team
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