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Paralegal Specialist--McAllen, Texas

Req #: 200860
Location: Mcallen, TX US
Job Category: Service Contract Act
Security Clearance: DOJ MBI
Clearance Status: Must be Obtainable

Job Description

Serves as Paralegal Specialist. Responsible for directly and independently supporting two or more Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSA) by providing a wide variety of technical legal assistance services. The work requires a specialized knowledge of the legal processes, procedures, and practices and activities in conjunction with a knowledge of clerical and administrative office skills and an ability to apply these skills to increase the effectiveness of the assigned AUSA. 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 legal research, indexes, tracks and controls exhibits and other materials at depositions and at trial. Assists attorneys in courtroom; prepares exhibit cross-references. Screens documents for relevance and privilege according to established guidelines and criteria. Performs initial compilation of documents for FOIA or production requests, subject to review by superiors and trial staff. 

Works under the direction of Supervisory Paralegal or Project Supervisor. Performs the following tasks while complying with established procedures: compiles, prepares, and summarizes relevant materials for use by attorneys in discovery and in preparation of motions, briefs and other legal documents; summarizes depositions and other transcripts; maintains case files; performs simple legal research; indexes, tracks and controls document discovery (including documents produced and received in discovery); indexes, tracks and exhibits and other materials at depositions and at trial. Prepares exhibit cross-references. Assists attorneys in courtroom. Reviews documents for relevance and privilege according to established guidelines and criteria. Other examples of the types of work to be performed include compilation of documents for FOIA, production requests, Congressional inquiries, etc.

Education & Experience:

  • 1+ years of litigation experience required; trial experience very helpful. Automated litigation support experience valued.
  • Requires Paralegal Certificate
  • Bachelors Degree preferred

Additional Skills:

  • An equivalent level of legal training may be substituted with the approval of the COR.
  • Must have basic legal knowledge, including knowledge of standard legal citation to cite check legal motions and memorandum and must have sufficient experience with legal research tools such as LEXIS and Westlaw to perform basic legal research.
  • Requires excellent written and oral communication skills, thorough knowledge and 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 basic familiarity with ESI tools and knowledge of e-discovery procedures and resources.
  • Ability to consistently deliver highest quality work under extreme pressure will be very important.

Job Location

US-Mcallen-TX-CORPUS CHRISTI


 

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