Chicago Location, Senior Paralegal, Document Review, Antitrust DIvision, U.S. Dept. of Justice, may 2022
Chicago, IL · Legal
C & C International Recruitment Accepting Resumes For:
Senior Paralegal to assist in the work of the
Document Review/ Litigation Support Services Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice Chicago, IL 60604
--- Please review the Resume Requirements, Qualifications, and Responsibilities/ Duties for the position prior to providing resume with references. --- --- Qualified resumes with references in MS Word format reviewed as priority. --- Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a resume template.
Project Manager advises 40 positions to fill, with three (3) positions for qualified candidates with Spanish language proficiency
Candidate resumes reviewed in order of preference: 1. Local area candidate, occasional on-site work operations with prior notification 2. Resume format with references 3. Preferred Qualifications/ Responsibilities/ Duties experience listed on resume
This is a temporary to permanent hire Service Contract Act position with an hourly pay rate of $32.15 that includes a Health and Welfare Benefit of $4.22 an hour.
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, 2023 with expected annual renewal through November 2024.
Position considered fully remote, with telework to be performed in accordance with the Department of Justice, Antitrust Division policies and rules of behavior, including any applicable pandemic‐related telework policies.
For most staff, the vast majority of the document review work will be performed in ATR’s instance of Relativity v10.3, so a reliable, high‐speed internet connection is an essential requirement to telework.
Selected candidates may be asked to work on‐site on an occasional basis, most likely on one of the core days set by the Antitrust Division sections. The core days are currently set at every Tuesday and Thursday, but the policy and the days are subject to adjustment upon periodic review.
Occasional on‐site meetings may be held involving any or all positions
Full contact information is requested on the resume for security clearance procedures. Resumes without complete requested information may not be considered or reviewed.
A one-paragraph overview highlighting qualifications for the position, software experience, and education
- Please clearly include software applications experience and certifications - - Clearly state experience in e-Discovery software applications such as Relativity, iPro, Case Map, Trial director, Concordance, et cetera
Resume for each person in MS Word format, over all 1” margins, 10-pitch font size, maximum two (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 (month and year) Date of Graduation (month and year)
- Must obtain a U.S. government security clearance, Public Trust
(active clearance preferred)
Senior Paralegal Qualifications:
Requires Paralegal Certificate, or Juris Doctorate, 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
Experience in electronic document review – particularly experience working in Relativity database or equivalent eDiscovery relational database
Additionally at least two (2) years of litigation paralegal experience or project experience (as related to the task order) is required
At least one (1) year of experience in automated litigation support
Requires sound working knowledge of federal and state court system, legal research procedures, and legal research resources
Requires 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
Role also requires hands‐on familiarity with Electronically Stored Information tools and knowledge of eDiscovery procedures and resources
Must be able to obtain a favorably adjudicated Public Trust Clearance
Must be a U.S. Citizen
Ability to review Spanish‐language documents is desirable (3 positions required)
Ability to consistently deliver highest quality work under extreme pressure will be very important
Currently have a favorably adjudicated Public Trust Clearance, preferred
Senior Paralegal Responsibilities/Duties:
This position is fully remote, but with a requirement to come into the office as needed (subject to change)
Reviews and analyzes documents, transcripts, files, and other materials for responsiveness and to locate information and evidence relevant to investigative actions or responsive to requests for production, interrogatories, requests for admissions, and other discovery requests
Provides technical assistance to attorneys using automated case management systems and maintains recordkeeping systems for tracking the progress of investigations and cases
Uses electronic databases and other electronic means to perform litigation support tasks, including reviewing, organizing, indexing, tagging, and summarizing documents, files, and other materials
Conducts database searches for documents and information
Performs intensive document review in accordance with review protocols, regularly meeting or exceeding the minimum number required on a weekly basis (which will vary depending on the complexity and nature of the assignment)
Assists attorneys with all phases of civil and criminal litigation, including pretrial discovery, motions, hearings, trials, and appeals
Identifies possibly privileged documents and reviews and prepares privilege logs.
Assists attorneys in preparing for, and conducting, depositions and interviews with investigative sources, expert witnesses, and prospective fact witnesses
An ability to review Spanish‐language documents is desirable (3 positions required)