May 2023 Post, Paralegal Position, Commercial Litigation Branch, Office of Foreign Litigation, Civil Div. U.S. Dept. Of Justice
Washington, D.C. · Legal
C & C International Recruitment Accepting Resumes For:
Paralegal to assist in the work of the
Commercial Litigation Branch, Office of Foreign Litigation Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice Washington, D.C. 20005
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This position is two to three (2-3) days a week in office/ on site and one to two (1-2) days a week remote/ telework.
Selected candidates to fill the position will be required to travel to the customer site in Washington, D.C. as requested with prior notification.
Travel expenses are not reimbursable or provided as an allowance.
(Candidates reviewed in order of preference meeting Preferred Qualifications and Responsibilities/ Duties listed as experience in prior positions on resume.)
This is a temporary to permanent hire Service Contract Act position with an hourly pay rate of $ 27.75 that includes a Health and Welfare Benefit of $4.41 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:
This position is two to three (2-3) days a week in office/ on site and one to two (1-2) days a week remote/ telework
Selected candidates to fill the position will be required to travel to the customer site in Washington, D.C. as requested with prior notification
Travel expenses are not reimbursable or provided as an allowance
- June 1,2023- May 2024, next contract period - with the potential for annual extensions through May 31, 2027 - preference for placement/transfer as federal contract employeeafter six (6) months employment with C&C International
Work Hours of Operation: , Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., 40 hours per week, two (2) 15-minute breaks and 30-minute lunch, except for federal holidays, unless otherwise stated
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, 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, MM/YYYY) Date of Graduation (month and year, MM/YYYY)
- Must obtain a U.S. government security clearance, Public Trust
(active clearance preferred)
Paralegal Position, Commercial Litigation, Office of Foreign Litigation Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice Qualifications:
Requires Paralegal Certificate, or currently attending an ABA-accredited law school, having completed at least one year of study (1L completed)
At least one (1) year of litigation paralegal experience or project experience
Must have basic legal knowledge, including knowledge of standard legal citation to cite check legal motions and memorandum and 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 Electronically Stored Information, ESI, tools and knowledge of e-Discovery procedures and resources
Excellent written and oral communication skills
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
* Experience working in a government and/or litigation support environment in conjunction with basic qualifications, preferred * Bluebook and cite checking experience * Experience with Relativity e-Discovery database/ platform * Strong analytic, organizational, and writing skills * Trial experience * Current or active clearance
Paralegal Position, Commercial Litigation, Office of Foreign Litigation Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice Responsibilities/Duties:
Paralegal position to support the Office of Foreign Litigation, Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Processing, analyzing, and monitoring evidence requests, using the Office of International Judicial Assistance's (OIJA) electronic database
Review and analyze new evidence requests, and draft appropriate responses in the form of referral letters, rejection letters, affidavits, and other correspondence to U.S. Attorney’s Offices, witnesses, and foreign courts
Drafting court pleadings pursuant to 28 U.S. Code § 1782, “Assistance to foreign and international tribunals and to litigants before such tribunals,” and preparing the documents for filing in district court
Review and assist in processing requests seeking service on the U.S. government pursuant to the Hague Service Convention
Additional duties also include: • Contacting witnesses regarding new evidence requests • Following up with U.S. Attorney’s Offices in relation to pending evidence requests • Responding to inquiries from the public relating to evidence and service matters received by phone and email • Assist attorneys with legal research relating to novel or complex evidence or service matters • Print, file scan, and copy documents or send out packages by FedEx
The above-mentioned duties may be performed as single functions or in combination with one another.