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Litigation Paralegal - Criminal


  • Concord Professional Services, Inc.
  • 12/28/18
  • US
  • 00820
  • 20.96 / Hourly
  • Contractor
BACKGROUND

Concord Professional Services, Inc. is looking to hire a full-time, (40 hours/week) Litigation Paralegal for long-term contract support with the U.S. Attorney's Office, St. Croix location.

The mission of the U.S. Attorneys Office (USAO), District of The Virgin Islands is to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all. Our paralegal specialist offer a comprehensive support including legal memorandums, pleading, discovery, briefs, bankruptcy petitions, case management and other paralegal-based services.

SCOPE OF WORK

Provide legal support as it relates to the USAO litigation mission. The selected Paralegal Specialist shall work under the direct supervision of Assistant United States Attorney(s) (AUSA(s)) in the Criminal Section to complete litigation-related assignments pertaining to violent crime cases and matters, as specified below.

SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES

Reviews investigative reports, testimony, interviews, files, and documents pertaining to violent crime cases and matters to become familiar with the issues, identify pertinent material, and prepare comprehensive digests. Researches and summarizes factual information in violent crime cases and matters. Reads and analyzes reports of investigating agencies; analyzes and reviews subpoenaed documents; and identifies and summarizes information that may be relevant to particular violent crime cases and matters. Establishes and maintains an effective system for compiling, indexing, and organizing this information and its sources.
Participates and assists in preparation for trial by compiling, organizing, and indexing evidentiary exhibits. Marks and identifies trial exhibits and drafts a list of exhibits to be offered at trial. Prepares narrative summaries, charts, tables, graphs, or other visual aids to be used at trial. Conducts statistical analyses as appropriate. Ensures that the exhibits and visual aids are labelled and organized so that they correspond to the government's theory of the case and support the governments evidence presentation.
Performs legal research on issues and in cases and matters identified by the AUSA(s); researches cases, statutes, regulations, court rules, policies, procedures, legal periodicals, and other legal authorities relevant to a particular issue. Organizes legal research and supporting documentation by creating summaries, bibliographies, and indices for use in litigation. Utilizes automated legal research tools as well as public information databases and other automated resources to research case- or program-specific legal matters. Provides litigation support in matters and cases involving electronic discovery.
Assists in the preparation of the governments lay and expert witnesses for trial. Participates in the interviews of potential witnesses; summarizes their prospective testimony; and suggests questions for examination and lines of possible inquiry.
Prepares drafts on a variety of legal documents, such as pleadings, memoranda of law, trial briefs, appellate briefs, summonses, complaints, indictments, answers, motion papers, and stipulations. Incorporates legal references and includes an analysis of precedents related to the case. The incumbent writes initial drafts or summaries to be used in preparation of the final draft and then shepardizes, proofreads, and verifies citations and statutory references against original sources such as legal texts, reports, etc., to insure correctness and conformance with source materials.
Maintains liaison with client agencies to keep them informed about the litigation and to seek their assistance to resolve particular legal or factual problems.
For Freedom of Information requests, obtains all information, reviews the case, makes preliminary analysis, and submits to attorney for review.
Based on the incumbent's understanding of the policies, goals, and concerns of the District, the incumbent compiles research notebooks and files regarding statutes, case law, and controversial legal issues of special interest to the Division. Researches all relevant articles in selected newspapers, magazines, journals, and reviews, compiles biographical summaries on the authors whose work is being reviewed, and indexes these materials for continuing use by staffing attorney

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

B.S. in relevant field and/or Paralegal Certification are required

This is a Federal position - Candidates MUST successfully complete a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI) in accordance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12 (HSPD-12).

Work will not begin without "interim" approval. This process can take 6-8 weeks. Candidates must be acceptable to the on-boarding process, prior to resume submission.

Prior U.S. Federal clearance experience is preferred.

PLACE AND PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE

Selected applicant will be expected to work on-site, in USAO offices, M-F during normal business hours, at the following address:

U.S. Attorneys Office

1108 King Street, Suite 201

St. Croix, USVI 00820-5080

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS

$4.18/hr. in Health and Welfare benefit (for the purchase of insurance)

Paid time off (vacation, sick, holiday)

annual COL increases

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