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ProfileParalegal or Assistant Paralegal The candidate will perform legal and administrative duties using legal terminology, procedures, and documents that include cite checking, draft motions and orders in criminal cases, and maintain electronic case files and databases. Will assist the assistant federal public defenders in the daily activities of the office, performing duties that include assisting with case file management; gathering, organizing, summarizing and indexing of electronic and paper documents and other discovery materials. Paralegals also assist attorneys at hearings and trials; with client contact; interviewing witnesses; provide litigation support services using advanced software programs; and other duties as assigned.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should be a high school graduate, and have 2+ years of paralegal or comparable experience, or an educational substitute. A Bachelor's degree is preferred. Spanish-language fluency is required. Should have a working knowledge of law office operations, legal practices, methods and techniques, mental health issues, and capital legal system. An understanding of paralegal and secretarial duties in a legal environment is needed. Must have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university or have a paralegal certificate from an accredited paralegal program. Should also have a strong legal, administrative, or paralegal background. Must have computer proficiency with word processing, email, legal research, and database maintenance, using Word and other Windows-based applications. Should have a working knowledge of law office operations, legal practices, methods and techniques, and an understanding of criminal law, procedure and evidence. Prior federal court litigation experience is preferred.
Announcement #: 18-09. Send resume, and writing sample, with 3 references.
Maureen Scott Franco
Federal Public Defender
The Office of the Federal Public Defender, Western District of Texas
700 E. San Antonio Street , D-401
El Paso, TX 79901