Paralegal I

Location: Washington, D.C.
Date Posted: 08-06-2018
Paralegal I
 
Location: U.S Attorney's Office - Washington D.C 
SCA Rate + Health & Welfare
Requirement: Ability to obtain a clearance.


Duties:
  • Review investigative reports, testimonies, interviews, files, and documents for a variety of criminal cases to become familiar with the issues, and identify pertinent material.
  • Reads and analyzes reports of investigating agencies and sorts through and reads subpoenaed documents and identifies and summarizes portions that may be relevant to particular cases.
  • Establishes and maintains an effective system of compiling, indexing, and organizing this information and its sources.
  • Participates and assists in preparation for trial by compiling, organizing, and indexing various evidentiary exhibits.
  • Marks and identifies trial exhibits and drafts a list of exhibits to be offered at trial.
  • Prepare narrative summaries, charts, tables, graphs, or other visual aids to be used at trial.
  • Other range of paralegal tasks include, but are not limited to copying, mailing, closing files, maintaining pleadings.
  • Assist with other administrative tasks as needed.
Qualifications:
  • Proven excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Paralegal Certificate. 
  • At least ONE (1) year of litigation paralegal experience.
  • Must have basic legal knowledge, including knowledge of standard legal citation system sufficient to perform basic legal research.
  • ​Thorough knowledge of legal research tools such as LEXIS and WestLaw.
  • Should have hands-on familiarity with a variety of computer applications, including word processing, database, spreadsheet, imaging, and telecommunications.
  • ​Proficient in Microsoft Office software programs (i.e., Word, Excel, Outlook, MS Access or other data bases), Word Perfect and Adobe Acrobat Professional or similar applications.
  • Role also requires basic familiarity with ESI tools and knowledge of e-discovery procedures and resources.
  • Ability to consistently deliver highest quality of work under extreme pressure will be very important.
  • ​Demonstrated ability to review a wide variety of documents, both legal and non-legal documents, including Motions and briefs, and a variety of legal correspondence.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • ​Current or active clearance 
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