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Legal Staff Paralegal in Washington, DC

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Legal Staff

Posted on

Oct 17, 2020

Salary

USD 26 Hourly

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required

Location

Washington, DC, United States
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Senior Paralegal
Responsibilities: Works under the direction of a Supervisory Paralegal or a Project Supervisor. Work products to be reviewed prior to submission; however, often develops these products with minimal direct supervision other than written guidelines. Performs moderately complex legal research. Synopsizes transcripts of hearings and oral arguments for attorney use. Reviews case related materials and, for example, identifies potentially conflicting statements or areas requiring further investigation. Writes preliminary drafts of simple legal memoranda and correspondence. Demonstrated ability to review a wide variety of documents, both legal and non-legal documents, including Motions and briefs, and a variety of legal correspondence. Works and interacts professionally and effectively with all levels of staff. Contact mostly with other Contractor staff, but occasional contact with trial staff may be required. Ability to meet established deadlines and work as a team player in a professional office. Skill in meeting and dealing with people in a courteous and tactful manner.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: Requires paralegal certificate. An equivalent level of legal training may be substituted with the approval of the COR. Experience with Taxes preferred but not required. Experience with Doc Review using Relativity. At least two years of litigation paralegal experience required. Trial experience very helpful. At least one year of experience in automated litigation support. Requires sound working knowledge of federal and state court system, legal research procedures, and legal research resources. Requires excellent written and oral communication skills and thorough knowledge of legal research tools such as LEXIS and Westlaw. Must have hands-on familiarity with a variety of computer applications, including word-processing, databases (such as document review and file management systems), spreadsheets, imaging, and hardware systems. Role also requires hands-on familiarity with Client tools and knowledge of e-discovery procedures and resources. Ability to, consistently deliver highest quality work under extreme pressure will be very important. Applicant must have the ability to use MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS Access or other data bases, Word Perfect and Adobe Acrobat Professional. Able to perform legal research in Lexis/Nexis and /or West Law.

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