Job Details

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Company name

Office of the Federal Public Defender - Middle District of Pennsylvania

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required


Williamsport, PA

Date Last Verified

Mar 01,2018

Posted on

Feb 28,2018
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
Litigation >> Litigation - Health Care
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Legal Assistant/Paralegal Duties: Office receptionist, answering telephone calls and greeting visitors; processing mail; maintaining attorney calendars; maintaining paper and computerized case files; drafting, editing, proofreading, and finalizing documents, including correspondence, pleadings, legal memoranda and briefs, and other legal office documents and forms. Paralegal duties would include, but are not limited to: performing factual research; locating, collecting, and compiling court documents, medical records, and social media information, and then summarizing that material for use in court filings and proceedings; assisting in trial and evidentiary hearings by organizing, coding, and summarizing information and documents; preparing witness and document lists; organizing paper and computerized case files.

Qualification and Experience

QUALIFICATIONS: 3+ years; legal assistant experience; high school graduate or the equivalent; must have working knowledge of law office operations, legal practices, and computer proficiency in MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and Adobe Acrobat. Spanish fluency is not required, but is highly preferred. Attention to detail, and excellent proofreading, organizational, and time management skills. A team player with a commitment to excellence and the ability to produce quality work under pressure, and who will perform duties cooperatively and according to office policies and procedures.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Office of the Federal Public Defender - Middle District of Pennsylvania
100 Chestnut Street
Suite 306
Harrisburg, PA 17101