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Senior Paralegal

Req #: 202097
Location: Washington, DC US
Job Category: Service Contract Act
Security Clearance: Secret
Clearance Status: Must Be Current

Job Description

Senior Paralegal – National Security Division

Working with CACI to assist the mission of the US Department of Justice, National Security Division (NSD).


Duties and Responsibilities

  • 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.

Requirements:

  • Requires paralegal certificate.
  • Requires existing Secret or Top Secret (ideal) Clearance.
  • An equivalent level of legal training may be substituted with the approval of the COTR.
  • At least one 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.
  • Requires 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.

Company Description

CACI employs a diverse range of talent to create an environment that fuels innovation and fosters continuous improvement and success. Join CACI, where you will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact by providing information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian clients. A member of the Fortune 1000 Largest Companies and the Russell 2000 Index, CACI provides dynamic careers for approximately 15,000 employees working in over 120 offices worldwide.

CACI is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.


 

What We Can Offer You:

- We’ve been named a Best Place to Work by the Washington Post.

- Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives.

- We offer competitive benefits and learning and development opportunities.

- We are mission-oriented and ever vigilant in aligning our solutions with the nation’s highest priorities.

- For over 55 years, the principles of CACI’s unique, character-based culture have been the driving force behind our success.

 

Job Location

US-Washington-DC-WASHINGTON DC


 

CACI employs a diverse range of talent to create an environment that fuels innovation and fosters continuous improvement and success. At CACI, you will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact by providing information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. CACI is proud to provide dynamic careers for employees worldwide. CACI is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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