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Paralegal/Legal Assistant II Duties: Assist attorney, provide Legal Clerk review and the following: Performs duties as stated in the following excerpt from the Service Contract Act Directory of Occupations, Classification code 30362 Paralegal/Legal Assistant II, with Classification code 30361 providing foundational duties. Reviews case materials to become familiar with questions under consideration. Searches for and summarizes relevant articles in trade magazines, law reviews, published studies, financial reports, and similar materials for use of attorneys in the preparation of opinions, briefs, and other legal documents. Prepares digests of selected decisions or opinions which incorporate legal references and analyses of precedents involved in areas of well-defined and settled points of law. Interviews potential witnesses and prepares summary interview reports for the attorney’s review. Participates in pre-trial witness conferences, notes possible deficiencies in case materials (e.g., missing documents, conflicting statements) and additional issues or other questionable matters, and requests further investigation by other agency personnel to correct possible deficiencies or personally conducts limited investigations at the pre-trial stage. Prepares and organizes trial exhibits, as required, such as statistical charts and photographic exhibits. Verifies citations and legal references on prepared legal documents. Prepares summaries of testimony and depositions. Drafts and edits non-legal memoranda, research reports and correspondence relating to cases.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Four year undergraduate diploma. Bachelor’s Degree. Paralegal certificate. 1+ year of litigation paralegal required; trial experience helpful. Automated litigation support experience very helpful. Basic legal knowledge, including knowledge of standard legal citation system sufficient to perform basic legal research. Excellent written and oral communication skills, thorough knowledge of legal research tools. Hands-on familiarity with a variety of computer applications, including word processing, database, spreadsheet, and telecommunications. Ability to consistently deliver highest quality work under extreme pressure.
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