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CONTRACT2HIRE Technical Paralegal (GOV'T)

Washington, DC, United States
  • Employment Type: Contract To Hire

Our client has several immediate openings for technical Paralegals in their Washington, D.C. offices. The Paralegals will work under the direction of a Project Supervisor or a Project Manager. They will be performing tasks related to preparing motions, briefs and other legal documents as well as preparing exhibit cross-references. The paralegal will assist attorneys in the courtroom as well as support attorneys in preparing for all phases of litigation, including pretrial discovery, motions, hearings, and trial. The ideal candidate will have a paralegal certificate and trial experience. Some experience as a litigation paralegal is required as well as excellent written and oral communication skills. This role also requires a basic familiarity with ESI tools and knowledge of e-discovery procedures and resources. Send resumes to [email protected].

Summary:

  • 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
  • Assists attorneys in preparing for all phases of litigation, including pretrial discovery, motions, hearings, and trial
  • Reviews documents for relevance and privilege according to established guidelines and criteria
  • Verifies case citations and legal references, develops tables of contents and tables of authorities for briefs, and ensures that formats of documents to be filed with the court meet applicable court requirements
  • Also performs compilation of documents for FOIA, production requests, Congressional inquiries, etc.

Qualifications:

  • Requires paralegal certificate; an equivalent level of legal training may be substituted with the approval of the COR
  • Some litigation paralegal experience required; trial experience very helpful
  • Automated litigation support experience valued
  • 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
     

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