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Senior Paralegal The candidate assists the mission of the US Department of Justice, National Security Division (NSD). Works under the direction of Supervisory Paralegal or Project Supervisor. Tracks and updates the ECF Case Management Database and updates significant pleadings onto Share Point in the Terrorism Case Library. Reviews, organizes, scans, and prepares a large backlog of closed cases investigation and litigation files for archival disposition and future litigation. Creates PSR (Prudential Search Request) and FOIA requests. Updates NSD Case Management System (CMS) database with new information. Following established guidelines, gathers, prepares, and summarizes relevant materials for use by attorneys in preparation of opinions, briefs and other legal documents. Summarizes depositions and other transcripts; maintains case files. Performs simple legal research; indexes, tracks and controls exhibits and other materials at depositions and at trial. Assists attorneys in courtroom if needed; prepares exhibit cross-references. Screens documents for relevance and privilege according to established guidelines and criteria. Performs initial compilation of documents for production requests, subject to review by superiors and trial staff. Researches complaints. Assists trial attorneys with vetting expert consultants, scheduling court reporters, cite checking, preparing trial exhibits, preparing briefing and witness materials. Assists with document coding and reviewing production of records and case related discovery. Assists trial attorneys in court proceedings.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have a paralegal certificate and existing Secret or Top Secret (ideal) Clearance. An equivalent level of legal training may be substituted with the approval of the COTR. 1+ year of litigation paralegal experience required; trial experience very helpful. Automated litigation support experience very helpful. Must have basic legal knowledge, including knowledge of standard legal citation system sufficient to perform basic legal research. Should have excellent written and oral communication skills, thorough knowledge of legal research tools such as LEXIS and WestLaw. Should have hands-on familiarity with a variety of computer applications, including word processing, database, spreadsheet, imaging and telecommunications. Ability to consistently deliver highest quality work under extreme pressure will be very important.
Req #: 202097
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