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Paralegal, Cheyenne, U.S. Attorney's Office, U.S. Dept. of Justice, June 2021

Cheyenne, WY · Legal
C & C International Recruitment Accepting Resumes For:
 
Paralegal to assist in the work of the
 
U.S. Attorney’s Office, U.S. Department of Justice
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001
 
This is a temporary to permanent hire Service Contract Act position with an hourly pay rate of $23.00 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: 
 
40 hours per week, Monday – Friday via core hours of 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Core hours may change depending on the business needs of the U.S. Attorney’s Office  
 
Overtime and travel may be required as needed with proper authorization
 
Resume Requirements:

Full contact information is requested on the resume for security clearance procedures. 
  •  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  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 (month and year)
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 currently attending an ABA-accredited law school, having completed at least one (1) year of study.
  • ---   One (1) year of legal training or legal experience or at least two (2) years of college education may be substituted for the paralegal certificate   ---
  • *At least one (1) year of litigation paralegal experience
  • *Basic legal knowledge, including knowledge of standard legal citation to cite check legal motions and memorandum
  • *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
  • *Basic familiarity with ESI tools and knowledge of eDiscovery procedures and resources
  • *Ability to consistently deliver highest quality work under extreme pressure
  • *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, preferred
  • *Ability to review a wide variety of documents, both legal and non-legal
  • *Trial experience very helpful
  • *Automated litigation support experience valued (Relativity, CaseMap, Trial Director, et cetera)
  • *Current or active clearance
 Paralegal
Responsibilities/Duties:
 
 Paralegal to provide a variety of legal support services, including document collection, review, analysis, management, research of applicable law, statutes, administrative, and regulatory requirements, and trial preparation for one of more Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) in support of one of our federal agency customers in Cheyenne, WY.
 
Typical assignments include the following but not limited to:
  • *Reviews current legislation, regulations, directives, and decisions of various courts and administrative bodies, bringing information to the attention of AUSAs
  • *Examines, prepares and processes a variety of technical legal documents which are characteristically voluminous and complex in format. Reviews incoming material and independently determines the need for assembly and preparation of a variety of legal documents, e.g., complaints, motions, orders, answers, pleadings, and subpoenas
  • *Maintain regular contact with the applicable federal agencies to ensure provision of complete and timely cooperation in all aspects of assigned cases
  • *Obtain needed information for files from law enforcement agencies, or other sources, and submit completed legal documents to the appropriate AUSA for review and approval
  • *Composes original letters not requiring legal interpretations, but that require a good working knowledge of legal and administrative procedures and terminology
  • *Prepares such legal pleadings as indictments, complaints, search warrants, judgments, applications, notices, affidavits, summonses, subpoenas, motions, responses, etc. Ensures legal documents are in conformance with rules governing style and format
  • *Use original and online legal resources, verifies citations and statutory references contained in legal documents. Ensures citations are complete and consistent with source material
 
  • *Produces a variety of written documents and materials utilizing a wide range of office software applications
  • *Reviews and examines forms and documents for all cases to ensure completeness and accuracy. If information is missing, initiates correspondence to seek information that will complete the case file in preparation of a hearing
  • *Aids AUSAs in preparing trial notebooks, assembling jury instructions, compiling witness and exhibit lists. Prepares discovery for plaintiffs and/or defendants in accordance with governing rules and regulations and with the approval of the assigned attorneys
  • *Provides automated litigation support to attorneys in trial preparation and courtroom presentations by utilizing various software applications and graphics hardware
 
  • *Establishes and maintains a variety of files for AUSAs. Searches legal reference files for information needed by AUSAs in conducting interviews, preparing correspondence, and preparing for hearings and trials. Assemble exhibits, affidavits, and other legal documents from file material
  • *Produces a variety of written documents and materials utilizing a wide range of office software applications
 
  • *Monitor the progress of pending cases and initiates action to ensure that legal pleadings, forms, reports, correspondence, and other documents are prepared and submitted within established deadlines. Keep appropriate staff members informed about the current status of cases
  • *Compile organize, and index various discovery and evidence exhibits for trial, and witness testimony, and develop and compile jury instructions to assist AUSAs in preparing for trial. Work closely with assigned attorney(s) to ensure material is efficiently arranged
  • Open and maintain case files, and issue subpoenas compelling the production of evidence or witness testimony
  • *Produce and provide to the attorney the appropriate legal documents, information, exhibits, or witnesses at the appropriate time during those court proceedings
  • *Performs other miscellaneous tasks
 
The above-mentioned duties may be performed as single functions or in combination with one another. One is expected to perform Paralegal duties as defined by the contract as a whole.
 
 
 
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