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Law Clerk I (Multiple Positions), Litigation Support Services, U.S. Dept. of Justice, Jan. 2022

Washington, D.C. · Legal
C & C International Recruitment Accepting Resumes For:

Law Clerk I (Multiple Positions) to assist in the work of the

U.S. Department of Justice
Washington, D.C. 20002

This position post is for multiple positions.  Candidates will be reviewed/ considered based on preferred, then basic qualifications listed in the description.

Resumes without complete information, i.e. address, phone number, email,  and professional references, may not be reviewed.

This is a temporary to permanent hire Service Contract Act position with an hourly pay rate of $36.60 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://sam.gov/content/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: 

Date of hire through May 31, 2022, potential for annual extensions

Tele-work/ remote work operations approved for position. 
Candidates requested to have ability to report on-site/ in office with prior notification and return to normal operations. 

Normal operations: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

-  Exceptions of federal holidays

-  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  
-  Please clearly include software applications experience and certifications  -
  • Resume for each person in MS Word format, over all 1” margins, 10-pitch font, maximum two (2) pages, to include professional references
  • 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)

 
  • Please provide three (3) professional references in the following format:
-  Professional references to be former supervisor/ managers of positions listed on resume.  -

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)


Law Clerk I Position
Qualifications: 
 
  • *Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • *Requires Law degree, or currently attending an ABA-accredited law school, having completed at least one (1) year of study or, an equivalent level of legal training or experience or an equivalent level of education may be substituted
  • *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/ Nexis and Westlaw
  • *Extensive experience with cite checking and Blue Book
  • *Experience performing complex legal research
  • *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 Electronically Stored Information tools and knowledge of eDiscovery procedures and resources
  • *Ability to consistently deliver highest quality work under extreme pressure will be very important
  • *Ability to obtain a Public Trust 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
  • *Experience with Relativity e-Discovery software/ platform strongly preferred and should be referenced within resume
  • *Trial experience very helpful
  • *Experience in supporting fraud cases, preferred
  • *Current or active clearance

Law Clerk I Position
Responsibilities/Duties:

Typical assignments include the following but not limited to:

• Works under the direction of a Project Supervisor or Project Manager
• Performs complex legal research for the trial staff
• Assists in preparing draft legal documents, such as motions, briefs, memorandum of law, etc.
• Reviewing documents for relevance and privilege
• Assisting attorneys with all phases of litigation
• Cite checking via online legal research tools such as Westlaw, Lexis/ Nexis, and Blue Book

The above-mentioned duties may be performed as single functions or in combination with one another.
 
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