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Senior Paralegal Responsibilities : Supports government customer. Conducts searches of a variety of law enforcement-related databases to determinate ultimate universe of historical criminal cases involving certain forensic evidence. Typical analysis will include: . review to determine whether evidence was used in a criminal case and, if so, identify case name and number; b. review to determine if case resulted in a conviction; and review to determine if a case resulting in conviction was disposed of via trial or plea. Supports paralegal staff review and assessment of law enforcement agency and court case files. Assists paralegal and AUSA staff in retrieving files from storage and logging and tracking such files. Supports paralegal and AUSA staff in all efforts related to review and analysis of historical case evidence. Such support will include development of case and evidence summaries (including charts and other visual aids utilizing a wide range of software applications), and creation of written documents (employing proper formatting, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and grammar). Supports AUSA staff by serving as backup in the lead paralegal's absence and assisting with gathering materials to support drafting legislative history for various bills; . organizing files related to policy and legislative practice of USAO-DC; conducting legal research and analysis on a variety of evidentiary issues; creating exhibits in a variety of criminal cases; notifying law enforcement officers of case conferences; and creating training materials. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Qualification and Experience
Minimum Qualifications: 4+ years of experience in legal and factual research, writing, court procedures, production of court exhibits, strong interpersonal skills, understanding the importance of communication with assigned attorneys, using a telephone answering machine and the ability to understand and maintain directories, personnel lists and other guides and references to provide a variety of information on the Office and to refer questions to other offices. Proficieny in Microsoft Office software programs (i.e., Corel WordPerfect, MSWord, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook), including the WordPerfect Office.
Preferred Qualifications: Trial experience. Aautomated litigation support experience.
Ref. # 02932.
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