Paralegal-Legal Assistant

Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Date Posted: 10-18-2018
Paralegal-Legal Assistant
Location: Atlanta, GA
SCA Rate + Health & Welfare
References: (3) Professional 

  • Examines, prepares and processes a variety of technical legal documents.
  • Reviews incoming material and independently determine the need for assembly and preparation of a variety of legal documents, e.g., complaints, motions, orders, answers, pleadings, and subpoenas.
  • Obtains needed information from files, law enforcement agencies, or other sources, and submits completed legal documents.
  • Prepares such legal actions as indictments, criminal complaints, search warrants, judgments, applications, notices, affidavits, summonses, grand jury subpoenas, rules to show cause, proofs of claim, and satisfaction of judgment.
  • Completes variable aspects of recurring legal documents in conformance with the rules governing their style and format.
  • Provides assistance to attorneys in trial preparation by performing duties such as independently compiling trial notebooks, assembling jury instructions, and compiling witness and exhibit lists.
  • Coordinates with the victim/witness specialist to ensure adherence to current Departmental guidelines relating to victims' rights and services responsibilities.
  • Notifies appropriate individuals of victim/witness issues.
  • Using original and online legal resources, verifies citations and statutory references contained in legal documents.
  • Ensures citations are complete and consistent with source material.
  • Develops tables of contents and indices to briefs in accordance with established format, Lists cited cases, opinions and miscellaneous references in  briefs.
  • Composes original letters that do not require legal interpretations, but do require a good working knowledge of legal procedures and specialized terminology, e.g., transmittal of pleadings, requests for extensions of time in certain cases, advising of actions taken or developments in cases referred by other federal departments and agencies, and notices to attorneys representing defendants.
  • Receives visitors and telephone callers.
  • Establishes and maintains a variety of files.
  • Assembles exhibits, affidavits, and other legal documents from file material. Separates, screens, selects, assembles, and organizes files and records material for disposition or transfer to records depository in accordance with established procedures.
  • Performs docketing duties such as opening, updating and closing cases through use of the automated case tracking system.
  • Reviews bills and invoices and submits to budget office for payment.
  • Maintains calendar of assigned active cases.
  • Tracks filing, hearing, and trial dates, and scheduling conferences and interviews.
  • Arranges travel by preparing itinerary, and securing transportation and hotel reservations.

  • Paralegal Certificate. 
  • At least ONE (1) year of litigation paralegal experience.
  • Knowledge of legal research tools such as LEXIS and WestLaw.
  • Must be knowledgeable user of the Government's office and network environment, including but not limited to, word processing, database, spreadsheet,imaging, and telecommunications systems. ‚Äč
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software programs (i.e., Word, Excel, Outlook, MS Access or other databases), Word Perfect and Adobe Acrobat Professional or similar applications.
  • Ability to consistently deliver highest quality of work under extreme pressure will be very important.
  • 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. 
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to perform detailed work consistently, accurately, and under pressure extremely important. 
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