Blizzard and Zimmerman Abilene Law Firm

Career Opportunities with Blizzard and Zimmerman Attorneys

Blizzard and Zimmerman is a growing dynamic, innovative, collaborative, and award-winning Criminal, Criminal Appeal, Family Law, Divorce, and Civil law firm here in Abilene, Texas.

We practice in both Texas state courts and in United States Federal Court.

In all practice areas, we protect our clients’ rights and interests.

For all positions, please email a copy of your resume to resumes@blizzardlawfirm.com. In the body of your email, indicate the position you are applying for.

Blizzard and Zimmerman Attorneys do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters; you may submit a brief description of the proposed candidate.

Professional Opportunities

Administrative Assistant

Job description

We are looking for a responsible Administrative Assistant to perform a variety of administrative and clerical tasks. The duties of the Administrative Assistant include providing support to our attorneys and employees, assisting with daily office needs, and managing our company’s general administrative activities.

What does an Administrative Assistant do?

Administrative Assistant responsibilities include making meeting arrangements and maintaining appropriate filing systems. The ideal candidate should have excellent oral and written communication skills and be able to organize their work using tools, like MS Excel and office equipment. If you also have previous experience as a Secretary or Executive administrative assistant and familiarity within our industry, we’d like to meet you.

Ultimately, a successful Admin Assistant should ensure the efficient and smooth day-to-day operation of our office.

Responsibilities

  • Answer and direct phone calls
  • Organize and schedule appointments
  • Write and distribute email, correspondence memos, letters, faxes, and forms
  • Develop and maintain a filing system
  • Update and maintain office policies and procedures
  • Order office supplies and research new deals and suppliers
  • Maintain contact lists
  • Provide general support to visitors
  • Act as the point of contact for internal and external clients
  • Liaise with legal assistants to handle requests and queries from the attorneys

Requirements

  • Proven experience as an administrative assistant, virtual assistant, or office admin assistant
  • Knowledge of office management systems and procedures
  • Working knowledge of office equipment, like printers and fax machines
  • Proficiency in MS Office (MS Excel and MS PowerPoint, in particular)
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize work
  • Attention to detail and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task
  • High School degree; additional qualification as an Administrative assistant or Secretary will be a plus
  • Job Type: Full-time        Pay: $13.00 – $15.00 per hour

Legal File Clerk

Legal file clerks are responsible for organizing and maintaining Blizzard and Zimmerman Attorneys law firm records. A high school diploma/GED is required, and training is provided. This is a full-time position, but part-time candidates will also be considered. Successful candidates will have strong organizational and time management skills, maintain confidentiality, and communicate effectively. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Preparation of attorney files, filing, entering time and expenses for attorneys, and be the back-up to other secretaries and clerks
  • Excellent writing, grammar, proofreading, communication skills, and meticulous attention to detail
  • Positive team player as well as an independent worker
  • Excel in a fast-paced environment
  • Relief reception coverage, client intake
  • Perform general office activities, such as customer service, typing, answering telephones, operating office machines, processing mail, ordering supplies, or securing confidential materials
  • Law firm clerical support
  • Maintenance of attorney files (particularly litigation)
  • Attorney timekeeping software and document management systems
  • Proficiency using Microsoft products, Word, Excel, Microsoft 365
  • Manage multiple deadlines
  • Indexing and management of on-site and off-site file storage/retrieval
  • Job Type: Full-time

Opportunites for College Students

Law Clerk

The Law Clerk Internship program with Blizzard and Zimmerman Attorneys provides law students real law firm experience by way of supporting our attorneys through assembling and organizing legal documents; researching law; assembling case materials; and writing reports and memoranda. Successful candidates will have strong organizational and time management skills, maintain confidentiality, and communicate effectively. These positions are non-paying and are coordinated with the university to satisfy the student’s respective program requirements.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Preparing legal drafts by assembling and organizing information for legal forms and documents, including complaints, declarations, discovery requests, responses, and other pleadings.
  • Research by studying laws, statutes, constitutions, regulations, court opinions, including precedents and reasoning, and trends using standard print texts and computers.
  • Preparing legal memoranda.
  • Maintain confidentiality and communicate effectively.
  • Assembling case materials by collecting, organizing, and summarizing information, documents, reports, and evidence.
  • Preparing for trial by preparing trial briefs, exhibits, subpoenas, evidence, and motions.
  • Maintaining attorney calendars by entering and updating requirements, court dates, and meetings.
  • Protecting Blizzard and Zimmerman Attorney’s reputation by keeping client information confidential.

Social Media / Marketing Coordinator

We are looking for a talented Social media coordinator to assist our Director of Marketing and administer our social media accounts for legal services and online legal education courses. You will be responsible for creating original text, photo, and video content assisting the marketing director and attorneys in messaging through those mediums.

You will contribute to our company image in a cohesive way to achieve our marketing goals. As a Social media coordinator, we expect you to be up-to-date with the latest digital technologies and social media trends. You don’t need to be an expert in all of them, but need to be able to manage others who will work with you on accomplishing our marketing goals. You should have excellent communication skills and be able to express our company’s marketing and advertisement creatively. Ultimately, you should be able to handle our social media presence ensuring high levels of web traffic and customer engagement.

Responsibilities:

Perform research on current benchmark trends and audience preferences
Design and implement social media strategy to align with business goals
Set specific objectives and report on ROI
Generate, edit, publish and share engaging content daily (e.g. original text, photos, and videos)
Monitor Social media and website traffic metrics
Collaborate with other members of the team to produce high-quality, timely content that engages customers
Communicate with followers, respond to queries in a timely manner and monitor customer reviews
Oversee social media accounts’ design (e.g. Facebook timeline cover, profile pictures, and blog layout), and Facebook ads.
Suggest and implement new features to develop brand awareness, like promotions and competitions
Stay up-to-date with current technologies and trends in social media, design tools, and applications
Skills

Work experience as a Social media producer or manager
Hands-on experience in content management and production
Excellent copywriting skills
Video editing skills
Ability to deliver creative content (text, image and video)
Solid knowledge of Facebook advertising and email campaigns.
Familiarity with web design
Excellent communication skills
Analytical and multitasking skills

Benefits:

Flexible schedule
Health insurance

High School Equivalent (Preferred)
Experience:

Social Media Management:
Marketing

Social Media Marketing/Marketing Assistants

The Social Media Marketing Internship Program with Blizzard and Zimmerman Attorneys provides a student with a hands-on social media marketing and advertising experience. The student’s role will be to support our Marketing Director who acts as the student’s personal mentor and guides the hands-on experience of capturing photos/videos, creating content, copywriting, marketing the content across social media, understanding, and learning paid media, and utilizing various marketing tools.  This position is non-paying and coordinated with the university to satisfy the student’s respective program requirements.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Developing content for digital marketing campaigns including email, several social media accounts, and online advertisements (Facebook, Google, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn).
  • Assist with copywriting and image creation for all outgoing print marketing materials including letterhead, business cards, brochures, flyers, etc. to ensure the firm is presented professionally.
  • Assist with the development of online legal education courses.
  • Maintain confidentiality, and communicate effectively.
  • Assist with management of social media and website content, mailing lists, SEO development, and data analytics to ensure all content is up to date and relevant.
  • Prepare monthly reports on data analytics across the web and social platforms, stay up-to-date on the latest market research, and advise on improvements.
  • Protecting Blizzard and Zimmerman Attorney’s reputation by keeping client information confidential.