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Law Clerk I, Fayetteville U.S. Attorney's Office, U.S. Department of Justice, Feb. 2021

Fayetteville, AR · Legal
C & C International Recruitment Accepting Resumes For:
Law Clerk I (Paralegal/ Legal Assistant III) to assist in the work of the
U.S. Attorney’s Office, U.S. Department of Justice
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701
The position is a Service Contract Act position with a federal agency with the following  pay rate $ 32.55 an hour that includes a health and welfare benefit.
Pay rates for Service Contract Act (SCA) federal contract positions are determined by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment Standards Administration, Wage and Hour Division. 
More information is available at www.beta.sam.gov/help/wage-determinations.
Wage Determination No. 2015-5109 Revision 14 12/21/2020
Fayetteville, Arkansas, Washington County
Period of Performance: 
June 1, 2021 - May 31, 2022 with the potential for annual renewal
Monday-Friday,  8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. with the exception of federal holidays, unless otherwise stated.
Overtime and travel may be required as needed with proper authorization.
Individual may support any division/section within depending on the needs of the office at time of hire.
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:
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)
Law Clerk I (Paralegal/ Legal Assistant III)
  • *Law degree (Juris Doctorate), or currently attending an ABA-accredited law school, having completed at least one (1) year of study. Only the Contracting Officer can approve a waiver related to the education requirements.
  • *Requires sound working knowledge of federal and state court systems, legal research procedures, and legal research resources.
  • 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, and imaging.
  • *Role also requires hands-on familiarity with ESI tools and knowledge of eDiscovery procedures and resources.
  • *Ability to work and interact professionally and effectively with all levels of staff.
  • *Ability to meet established deadlines and work as a team player in a professional office.
  • *Skilled in meeting and dealing with people in a courteous and tactful manner.
  • *Some walking, standing, bending and carrying of small office items
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance.
  • *Must be a U.S. Citizen.
 Preferred Qualifications:
*Experience working in a Government and/or Litigation Support environment in conjunction with basic qualifications.
*Ability to review a wide variety of documents, both legal and non-legal.
*Current or active clearance.
Law Clerk I (Paralegal/ Legal Assistant III)
Responsibilities and Duties:
Typical assignments include the following but not limited to:
  • Performing specialized legal research and writing in support of federal cases and matters through the research and analysis of statutes, legislative intent, judicial precedents, agency rules and regulations, and law review articles as they relate to assigned cases to include those of an especially complex or unprecedented nature.
  •  Utilizing a variety of automated legal research tools as well as public information databases and other automated resources to research case-or program-specific legal matters, and to participate in assigned areas of civil proceedings, e.g. electronic discovery. 
  • Performing legal research on particular issues and cases identified by the attorneys; researching cases, law, statutes, regulation, court rules, policies, procedures, legal periodicals, and other legal authorities that are relevant to the particular issue.  Organizing these source materials by providing summaries, bibliographies, and indices for use in litigation. Utilizing a variety of automated legal research tools as well as public information databases and other automated resources to research case-or program-specific legal matters, and to participate in assigned areas of criminal or civil proceedings. 
  • Reviewing investigative reports, testimonies, interviews, files, and documents for a variety of criminal and/or civil cases to become familiar with the issues, identifying pertinent material, and preparing comprehensive digests. Researching and summarizing factual aspects of cases. Reading and analyzing reports of investigating agencies, and sorting through and reading subpoenaed documents and identifying and summarizing portions that may be relevant to particular cases. Establishing and maintaining an effective system of compiling, indexing, and organizing this information and it sources. 
  • Participating and assisting in preparation for trial by compiling, organizing, and indexing various evidentiary exhibits. Marking and identifying trial exhibits and drafting a list of exhibits to be offered at trial. Preparing narrative summaries, charts, tables, graphs, or other visual aids to be used at trial. he exhibits and visual aids must be designated and organized so that they correspond to the government’s theory of the case that is to be prompted during trial. 
  • Assisting in the preparation of government and expert witnesses for trial.  Participating in the interviews of potential witnesses, summarizing their prospective testimony, and suggesting questions for examination. 
  •  Preparing drafts of a variety of legal documents, such as pleadings, memoranda of law, trial briefs, appellate briefs, summons, complaints, indictments, answers, motion papers, and stipulations. Incorporating legal references and including an analysis of precedents related to the case. Writing initial drafts or summaries to be used in preparation of the final draft and then shepardize, proofread, and verify citations and statutory references against original sources such as legal texts, reports, etc., to insure correctness and conformance with source materials.
  • Compiling research notebooks and files regarding statutes, case law and controversial legal issues of special interest to the Criminal and Civil Divisions in the office. 
  •  Researching all relevant articles in selected newspaper, magazines, journals, and reviews, compiling biographical summaries on the authors whose work is being reviewed, and indexing these materials for continuing use by attorneys.
  •  Performs other miscellaneous tasks. 
The above-mentioned duties may be performed as single functions or in combination with one another.
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