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Paralegal, ACE Unit, EO U.S. Attorney's Office, Nashville, Mar. 2021

Nashville, TN · Legal
C & C International Recruitment Accepting Resumes For:
 
Paralegal to assist in the work of the

Affirmative Civil Enforcement Unit
U.S. Attorney’s Office, U.S. Department of Justice
Nashville, TN 37203-3870
 
This is a temporary to permanent hire Service Contract Act position with an hourly pay rate of $­­­­­24.60 that includes a Health and Welfare Benefit of $4.22 an hour.
 
Service  Contract Act, or SCA, position pay rates are determined by the U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division. 
More information is available at https://beta.sam.gov/help/wage-determinations
 
Upon completion of six (6) months of employment, the selected candidate can expect an annual salary as a permanent full-time employee with the federal contractor.


Period of Performance: 
 
June 1, 2021 - May 31, 2022 with the potential annual extension
Potential for placement/transfer to federal contractor after six (6) months of employment

Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with the exception of federal holidays, unless otherwise stated
 
Resume Requirements:

Full contact information is requested on the resume for security clearance procedures. 
Resume without complete information, references, and longer than two (2) pages may not be considered. 
  •  A one-paragraph overview highlighting qualifications for the position, software experience, and education  
  • Resume for each person in MS Word format, over all 1” margins, 10-pitch font, maximum 2 pages, to include professional references
  • Please provide three (3) professional references in the following format:
 Name of Reference:
Job Title:
Organization:
Phone:
Email:
Relationship to candidate during tenure:
  • Please include the following contact information:  full name, home address, home phone number, mobile phone number, and personal email address
  • For each position and school attended, please list the following:
City and State
Dates of Employment
Date of Graduation (month and year)  
Special Requirements:
 
-  Must be a U.S. citizen
 
-  Must obtain a U.S. government security clearance, Public Trust
(active clearance preferred)
 
Paralegal
 
Qualifications: 
 
  • *Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • *Requires paralegal certificate, or Juris Doctorate, or currently attending an ABA-accredited law school, having completed at least one (1) year of study.
  • *At least one (1) year of litigation paralegal experience required.
  • *Must have basic legal knowledge, including knowledge of standard legal citation to cite check legal motions and memorandum.
  • *Must have sufficient experience with legal research tools such as LEXIS and Westlaw to perform basic legal research.
  • *Thorough knowledge and 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.
  • *Role also requires basic 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.
  • *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.
  • *Trial experience very helpful.
  • *Automated litigation support experience valued.
  • *Experience with Affirmative Civil Enforcement related cases
  • *Experience with organization and management of large volume of documents/ discovery
  • *Current or active clearance.
 
Responsibilities/Duties:

--  Performing specialized legal research and writing in support of ACE work through 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 especially complex or unprecedented nature.

--  Utilize 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. 

Develop Affirmative Civil Enforcement (ACE) case referrals:
  • Ensuring that ACE referrals meet agency and United States Attorney's Office (USAO) standards for litigation
  • Reviewing and evaluating referrals to determine the need for additional information and evidence and planning a comprehensive approach to obtain this information and evidence
  • Advising the ACE attorney(s) regarding the merits and weakness of ACE referrals based upon applicable law, evidence of liability and damages, and potential defenses, and recommends for or against commencement of judicial proceedings
  • Helping the USAO develop new referrals, by ensuring a good working relationship with client agencies and the public, and by assisting in ACE training for federal, state, and local agencies, preparing informational literature, et c. 
Performs a variety of tasks associated with Affirmative Civil Enforcement (ACE) cases.
  • Receiving and analyzing incoming pleadings and correspondence.  Determining appropriate action and notes time limitations for responses
  • Drafting correspondence and legal documents for ACE attorney's signature.  Drafting proposed orders and decrees for signature of judges and magistrates
  • Assisting ACE attorney(s) in pretrial preparations by preparing, scheduling, reviewing, and organizing discovery, notifying, interviewing, and managing witnesses, and  researching case law
  • Supporting ACE attorney(s) in court proceedings by briefing attorney on pertinent facts, issues, and case law, and by compiling, organizing, and indexing exhibits
  • Reviewing and tagging large defense document productions and briefing ACE attorney(s) on findings from these reviews
  • Researching potential defendants and identifying their corporate filings.
Computer and Electronic Information Skills

Candidate should be familiar with electronic court filing records, and databases, to include the federal ECF/ PACER system.  Candidate will provide a variety o litigation assistance and technical work requiring a specialized knowledge of electronic information storage processes and procedures for files and information maintained by the USAO, Court Clerk, and courts.
  • Monitoring the progress of pending cases and initiating actions to ensure that legal pleadings, forms, reports, correspondence, and other documents are prepared and submitted with established deadlines.  Keep appropriate staff members informed about the current status of cases
  • Reviewing the output of various databases and automated tracking systems and prepare and present statistical data as required
  • Using established databases to perform data searches, customizing reports of data, and other data retrieval assignments.  Reports may b of a recurring nature or of a special, one-time nature based on user information requirements
  • Using electronic resources for research and summarization of relevant law and/ or Department of Justice policy and other information and data for use in criminal or civil proceeding
Candidate will perform such other related duties as are customary for the position or otherwise related to the work of the ACE Unit. 

The above-mentioned duties may be performed as a single function or in combination with one another.  One is expected to perform paralegal/ legal assistant duties as defined.
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