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ProfileSenior Paralegal Duties: Provide accurate oral or written summaries of messages, meetings, and complex legal and other documents. Convert documents to electronic or hard copy print formats that are accessible to the AGC. Schedule appointments on calendar and provide oral notifications to AGC, such as advising if the AGC’s telephone voice mail light is on, informing the AGC of other attendees at meetings, events or other agency gatherings and of persons dropping by for unscheduled appointments. Maintain confidentiality with respect to sensitive and confidential information gained because of position (e.g., employee performance, labor/management relations, sensitive and confidential program information, legal advice offered by attorneys to clients). Proofread complex legal and other documents identifying typos, grammatical problems, formatting inconsistencies, and legal citation errors. Conduct searches on databases (i.e., Lexis.com or other appropriate web-based legal research sites), and provide legal analysis when identifying cases that relate to specific issues. Conduct fact-finding research and identify resources via internet or through document review. Review documents to identify those that are protected as attorney-client communications, deliberative process, or other applicable privileges. Perform legal citation checking on a daily basis from various databases for rule changes, updates of legal memoranda and legal briefs as they relate to the Federal Government and the activities of the AGC and the Office of Litigation. Assist the AGC in use of various computer systems such as the performance management system, the Concur travel management system, and the webTA time and attendance system, and, when needed, identify persons that can assist the AGC with understanding and accessing such systems.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Work well in stressful, time-sensitive situations. Proficiency in information technology and common office software, including MS Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint. Be proficient in cite-checking legal memoranda and briefs and using in appropriate legal citation formats (i.e., Blue Book format). Have excellent writing and proof-reading skills, including proficiency in the use of correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Have superior oral communication and interpersonal skills that are professional and courteous, and the ability to perform those skills with the appropriate diplomacy with all types of individuals from the highest level of government officials to individual members of the public. Have strong organizational skills so as to ensure that the AGC remains organized. Have ability to quickly comprehend complex legal materials in order to provide accurate, detailed oral and written summaries of complex legal and factual documents. Have good retention skills, including the ability to meet people and remember their names and faces, and identify them to the AGC in meetings, gatherings, and other circumstances. Have the ability to maintain the appropriate sensitivity to disability-related issues and terminology. Be organized, timely, have good communication skills and have the ability to read complex legal and other documents aloud in a clear, quick, and easily understood voice, as well as provide paralegal and administrative support.