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Legal Staff Paralegal in Washington, DC

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

May 23, 2020

Posted on

Apr 02, 2020

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Washington, DC, United States
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Paralegal
The candidate will provide paralegal services to support various teams on a broad range of issues, including Program, Policy, FOIA, Customer Service, Enforcement, Management, and Regional and Headquarter teams. Work closely with lawyers, staff, and stakeholders to establish and verify bases for legal proceeding, including discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, and age, in programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. Perform substantive and procedural legal work to support attorneys and staff. Assist attorneys and investigators in preparing for hearings, legal discussions briefings, and meetings on various legal matters. Conduct and assist in factual and legal research, conduct and assist in investigations. Assist in preparing for trials and litigation, witness interviews, factual evidence review and analysis, assisting with discovery of data and evidence, reviewing and organizing evidence and information, drafting pleadings and correspondence, preparing exhibits and evidence for trial, preparing evidence and discovery for use at trial, and assisting with trial and courtroom work. Draft legal documents such as correspondence, complaints, and legal briefs. Assist with contacting and corresponding with clients, lawyers, witnesses, experts and federal/state government personnel. Schedule interviews, hearings, witnesses, depositions, and other related discussions. Investigate claims or potential cases. Review facts and interview witnesses. Identify appropriate laws, judicial decisions, and legal articles related to OCR legal actions. Assist with and document case-related meetings and interviews. Work on presentations, memoranda, and special projects.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have Bachelor’s degree. Paralegal certificate or JD preferred. Minimum of five (5) years’ experience as paralegal. Ability to conduct factual and legal research. Draft and respond to discovery requests, including request for admissions, interrogatories, and document requests. Proficient in litigation discovery software and MS Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and Adobe PDF. Must have experience creating a database in Excel. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to work well within groups handling large volume of work. Ability to work independently.

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