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Legal Staff Paralegal in Washington, DC

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Apr 10, 2021

Posted on

Apr 07, 2021

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 60100 to 66800 Annually


Washington, DC, United States
Practice Area
Government and Government Relations >> Government and Government Relations
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Litigation Assistant
Responsibilities: Provides administrative and litigation support services for nine active Clean Energy Program attorneys practicing in state and federal courts, in public service commissions, at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and other administrative forums. Preparation and editing of documents for filing, including: proofreading, cite checking, bluebooking, formatting, producing tables of contents and authorities, assembling exhibit lists, etc. Filing and service of paper and electronic filings. Ensuring all court rules are met. Creating, organizing, and maintaining case files and contacts. Submitting and tracking new matters and board approvals requests, litigation updates, maintaining data for matters, etc. Computing and calendaring court deadlines. Assisting in the collection, processing, and review of incoming and outgoing discovery productions. Assisting attorneys with deposition and hearing preparation, including: organizing document binders, printing exhibits, creating exhibit lists, communicating with court reporters, etc. Supporting attorneys in gaining admission to courts, registration renewals, and creating and managing e-filing accounts. Reviewing, organizing, and interpreting factual and technical information; generating research notes, memoranda, summaries, tables, maps, and other visuals as needed. Drafting basic pleadings and other case-related documents under attorney supervision, including: case initiating documents, proposed orders, cover letters, FOIA requests, pro hac vice applications, etc. Communicating with courts, experts, co-counsel, opposing counsel, and government officials as requested by attorneys. Tracking relevant dockets and issues related to the work of the Clean Energy Program via the Federal Register, agency web sites, various distribution lists, media outlets, etc. Participating in conference calls and meetings when relevant to the position and/or assigned projects. Operating all office equipment (copier, equipment, fax machines, etc.). Engaging in general administrative support (e.g., receiving packages, scanning mail, managing office supplies, taking notes, greeting visitors).

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience. Paralegal experience or training a plus. Interest in and knowledge of environmental or social justice issues a plus. A can-do attitude, meticulous attention to detail, and an unrelenting commitment to high performance standards. Excellent research, analytical, writing, and computer skills (word processing, databases and spreadsheets, Internet, etc.). Knowledge of the entire Microsoft Office Suite. The ability to organize, set priorities among multiple assignments, meet deadlines, and function calmly under pressure. The ability to work effectively with remote staff and to maintain confidential information. The ability to coordinate work flow and assignments with fellow Litigation Assistants in the Clean Energy Program. Flexible, punctual, highly reliable, and available for occasional evening and weekend work. Ability to work for extended periods on the computer as needed to meet filing deadlines. A team player who will enthusiastically take on tasks that range from intellectually challenging to more mundane administrative work. Demonstrates an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations. Commits and contributes to the creation of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.

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