Job Details

Legal Staff Paralegal in Philadelphia, PA

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Company name

Federal Community Defenders for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Organization Type


Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Criminal Law
Litigation - Appellate
Litigation - General/Commercial

Years of Experience

Min 4 yrs required


Philadelphia, PA

Date Last Verified

Apr 27,2018

Posted on

Mar 08,2018

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Legal Assistant The candidate assists the appellate attorneys in gathering and organizing the record for appeal (including securing case files and transcripts from trial lawyers and court reporters); drafting procedural motions for filing in the court of appeals; facilitating written and oral communication with clients by preparing letters and arranging prison calls; maintaining case files; calculating filing deadlines and maintaining a unit calendar; formatting, proof-reading, and filing briefs and appendices in the court of appeals and petitions and briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court. Will be responsible for providing legal support services to attorneys working on non-capital habeas matters. Must have 4+ years of specialized legal support experience, preferably in criminal, appellate and/or federal practice. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in criminal justice or related field are preferred. High proficiency with Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat, PowerPoint, Westlaw, Lexis, and PACER/ECF (federal electronic case filing) is required, as is experience with complex formatting in Word (such as generating tables of contents and tables of authorities for briefs).

Additional info

Posting Code: 200100-18. Submit a cover letter and resume.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Federal Community Defenders for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
601 Walnut St.
Suite 540 West Curtis Ctr, , Independence Sq. West
Philadelphia, PA 19106