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Legal Staff Paralegal in Washington, DC

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Company name


Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Environmental and Land Use
Litigation - General/Commercial


Washington, DC

Date Last Verified

May 22,2018

Posted on

Apr 02,2018

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Litigation Assistant I Responsibilities: Prepare documents for filing in court and before agencies, including: Drafting certificates and disclosure statements; Formatting for compliance with court rules; Proofreading, bluebooking, and cite-checking; Preparing tables of contents, tables of authorities, exhibits, and exhibit lists; and Filing and serving. Perform factual and paralegal research and draft memos regarding research. Maintain litigation calendar, including: Monitoring, computing, and scheduling court and agency deadlines based on court orders and Federal Register notices; and Organizing meetings and events. Maintain digital and physical files, including: Case pleadings, general litigation documents, and general correspondence; and Case management database (ProLaw). Prepare client communications, including retainer agreements, litigation hold letters, and joint defense agreements. Become familiar with relevant court rules. Monitor Federal Register, Court, and/or other web sites as requested by attorneys Receive, research, and respond to public inquiries. Develop visual aids and exhibits using mapping tools, such as EJScreen, and analyze demographic and geographic data to assist attorneys in case development. Assist with case preparation. Assist attorneys with recruiting activities, including identifying college contacts and finding relevant recruiting events. Coordinate and plan activities for summer law clerks and interns, including brown-bag lunches, outings to DOJ or EPA, and networking activities. Assist fellow litigation assistants both organization-wide and within the D.C. office, including serving as the back-up for the Clean Energy team and being capable of filing with various public utility commissions or agencies. Submit FOIA inquiries and review and summarize responsive documents as needed. Analyze information from environmental databases, such as ECHO and TRI, as well as pollutant databases to assess trends. Coordinate with the Communications Department. Work with IT Department and Office Assistant to identify and resolve computer and technical problems. Cover receptionist duties as needed. Stay up-to-date on environmental issues and network relevant news to attorneys. Foster office morale and positive work environment.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts or Science, interest in environmental issues preferred. Ability to work independently to identify, analyze, and complete tasks. Ability to multitask, work under pressure, and meet deadlines. Ability to work overtime on an as needed basis. Excellent computer skills (Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Office Suite preferred). Excellent command of spelling, punctuation, and grammar. Excellent proofreading and written communication skills. Strong attention to detail. Strong time management and organizational skills. Demonstrate an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations. Contribute to the creation of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
1625 Massachusetts Avenue, NW,
Suite 702
Washington, DC 20036