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Legal Assistant Duties: Preparing for the detail Immigration Judge’s docket. Handling mail, phones, and updating the Records of Proceedings for the hearings. Responsible for preparing hearings or conferences with the Immigration Judge, as applicable. Following established guidelines, gathers, prepares, summarizes relevant materials for use by attorneys in preparation of opinions, briefs and other legal documents; summarizes depositions and other transcripts. Maintains case files; performs simple legal research; Indexes, tracks and controls exhibits and other materials at depositions and at trial; Assists attorneys in courtroom and prepare exhibit cross references. Screen documents for relevance and privilege according to established guidelines and criteria. Performs initial compilation of documents for FOIA or production requests, subject to review by superiors and trial staff. Some “day travel” may be required to nearby locations. Perform miscellaneous errands, such as carrying mail to and from the post office (without a government supplied vehicle) and sorting opening incoming and outgoing mail. Provide additional legal and administrative support functions as assigned.
Qualification and Experience
Requirements: Paralegal Certificate OR 3 years of experience in legal environment. Strong attention to detail and communication skills. Ability to consistently deliver highest quality work under extreme pressure will be very important. Proficient in Microsoft Office software programs (i.e., Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook). May require the ability to move about inside an office setting to access files, office machinery, etc as well as operate a computer.
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