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Senior Paralegal, Litigation Support Services , Criminal Division, U.S. Dept. of Justice Feb. 2021

Washington, D.C. · Legal
C & C International Recruitment Accepting Resumes For:
 
Senior Paralegal to assist in the work of the
 
Litigation Support Services
Organized Crim and Gang Section
Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice
Washington, D.C. 20577
 
This position is a Service Contract Act position with a federal agency with a pay rate of $31.00 an hour, that includes a health and welfare benefit.
Please provide requested annual salary with resume, as full time permanent federal contract employee.
 
Period of Performance: 
 
-  Date of hire through May 31, 2022 with annual extensions
 
Resume Requirements:
 
  • Resume for each person in MS Word format, over all 1” margins, 10-pitch font, maximum 3 pages (2-page resume, 1 page with professional references)
 
  • Included your full address, home phone number, mobile phone number, and personal email address
 
  • A one-paragraph overview highlighting each candidate’s qualifications for the position, software experience and education
 
  • Please include three (3) professional references with your resume in the following format.  Resumes without references may not be considered.
 
Name of Reference:
Job Title:
Organization:
Phone:
Email:
Relationship to candidate during tenure:
   
Special Requirements:
 
-  Must be a U.S. citizen
 
-  Must obtain a U.S. government security clearance, Public Trust (active clearance preferred)
 
 
Qualifications:
 
-  Requires paralegal certificate, or JD, or currently attending an ABA-accredited law
school, having completed at least one year of study.
-  At least two (2) years of litigation paralegal experience required
-  At least one year of experience in automated litigation support.
-  Sound working knowledge of federal and state court system, legal research procedures,
and legal research resources.
-  Excellent written and oral communication skills and thorough knowledge of legal
research tools such as LEXIS and Westlaw.
-  Must have hands-on familiarity with a variety of computer applications, including word
processing, databases (such as document review and file management systems),
spreadsheets, imaging, and hardware systems.
-  Must have hands-on familiarity with ESI tools and knowledge of eDiscovery procedures
and resources.
-  Ability to consistently deliver highest quality work under extreme pressure will be very
important.
 
Preferred Qualifications:
 
-  Trial experience very helpful
-  Experience with trial witness liaison functions
-  Experience with making travel arrangements
-  Excellent organization skills
-  Current or active clearance
 
Senior Paralegal, supports the role of OCGS Victim-Witness Liaison
 
Responsibilities/Duties:
 
-  Coordinate travel and hotel accommodations (international and domestic) for trial
appearance for witnesses
-  Draft for approval and mail notifications of court status of victims via the VNS
platform (Victim Notification System)
-  Complete and submit necessary forms for approval for victim/witness travel
-  Initiate travel reimbursements for witnesses and submit forms to Court Marshall
for payment.
-  Communicates directly with the USAO Liaison regarding the ACTS Victim
Notification System
-  Scan hard copy case materials
-  Bate stamping using Adobe for softcopy and occasionally Bate machines for
hardcopy
-  Conduct legal research using Westlaw, Lexis, Nexis
-  Electronic case filing using Pacer
-  Prepare witness binders and trial notebooks
-  Prepare and organize trial exhibits
-  Track the receipt of discovery using Excel spreadsheets
-  Perform database searches in Relativity
-  Code documents in Relativity
-  Assist attorneys at trial by loading and presenting evidence using Sanction
-  Communicating with other DOJ components, Federal agencies and others as
required in the course of investigations and litigation
-  Assisting attorneys with case organization and trial preparation
-  Digesting and indexing legal documents
 
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