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Paralegal Assistant IV

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Location
Washington, DC
Hourly
$39.16+
Job Type
Direct Hire
Degree
Bachelor
Date
Feb 26, 2018
Job ID
2574273

Job Summary:

The selected contractor will serve as a Legal Assistant who is responsible for directly and independently supporting Assistant U.S. Attorneys (AUSAs) by providing a wide variety of technical, legal, and office support services.

Location:

Alexandria, VA & Norfolk,VA (2) positions

Tasks/Requirements:

In addition to performing general clerical and administrative support duties as assigned, the Contractor will be responsible for performing the following tasks:

  • Copying, scanning, and organizing legal materials, case filings, and office documents in both paper and electronic formats;
  • Scheduling meetings, depositions, reserving conference rooms, and arranging for video teleconferences;
  • Preparing domestic travel requests for assigned attorneys;
  • Reserving interpreters, ordering transcripts and completing forms to procure expert witnesses;
  • Sending, filing, logging, locating, and tracking internal and external office correspondence and court files;
  • Opening/closing civil case files in electronic databases; initiating case opening/closing paperwork;
  • Updating the CaseView docketing system with case events;
  • Reviewing and scheduling workload to ensure the efficient use of time and resources;
  • Preparing subpoenas and forms using office templates along with accompanying budget forms; drafting basic legal documents and correspondence,
  • Proofreading legal documents for accuracy, proper format, spelling, punctuation, and grammar.
  • Working with attorneys, paralegals, litigation support, and permanent legal assistants to organize and prepare documents, exhibits, pleadings, and briefs in paper and electronic format for court hearings, trials, appeals and post-conviction motions;
  • Compliance with DOJ's ethics and standards of conduct policies and procedures, abide by the USAO’s professional responsibility obligations, conduct himself/herself with integrity, and maintain a professional demeanor.

Special Requirements:

Computer Skills: Must have the ability to perform basic functions in software applications such as Microsoft (MS) Outlook, MS Word, Adobe Acrobat, and possess basic data entry skills while working with databases and specialized office systems. Communication skills are extremely important. Works and interacts professionally and effectively with all levels of staff. Ability to meet established deadlines and work as a team player in a professional office. Skill in meeting and dealing with people in a courteous and tactful manner.

Must have excellent written and oral communication skills. The Contractor will be expected to communicate with attorneys, paralegals, court personnel, client agencies, expert witnesses and court reporters to obtain or provide information in support of civil litigation.

Prior knowledge of and experience with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the United States Code is preferred.