CACI International Senior Paralegal - Atlanta, GA in Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Paralegal - Atlanta, GA
Job Category: Service Contract Act
Time Type: Full time
Minimum Clearance Required to Start: DOJ MBI
Employee Type: Regular
Percentage of Travel Required: Up to 10%
Type of Travel: Local
What You’ll Get to Do:
Works under the direction of a Supervisory Paralegal or a Project Supervisor. Work products are reviewed prior to submission; however, often develops these products with minimal direct supervision other than written guidelines. In addition to functions performed by Paralegals, described below, performs moderately complex legal research; synopsizes transcripts of hearings and oral arguments for attorney use; reviews case related materials and, for example, identifies potentially conflicting statements or areas requiring further investigation; writes preliminary drafts of simple legal memoranda and correspondence. Contact mostly with other Contractor staff, but occasional contact with trial staff may be required.
More About the Role:
Responsible for directly and independently supporting one to three Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) by providing a wide variety of technical assistance services. The work requires a specialized knowledge of the processes, procedures, and practices of paralegal activities in conjunction with knowledge of paralegal skills and an ability to apply these skills to increase the effectiveness of the assigned AUSAs.
Provides a variety of paralegal services to service AUSA staff. Typical assignments:
Following established guidelines, gathers, prepares, 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; 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.
Provides assistance to attorneys in trial preparation by performing duties such as independently compiling trial notebooks, assembling jury instructions, and compiling witness and exhibit lists.Coordinates with the victim/witness specialist to ensure adherence to current Departmental guidelines relating to victims’ rights and services responsibilities.Notifies appropriate individuals of victim/witness issues.
Using original and online legal resources, verifies citations and statutory references contained in legal documents. Ensures citations are complete and consistent with source material.
Develops tables of contents and indices to briefs in accordance with established format.Lists cited cases, opinions and miscellaneous references in briefs.
Composes original letters that do not require legal interpretations, but do require a good working knowledge of legal procedures and specialized terminology, e.g., transmittal of pleadings, requests for extensions of time in certain cases, advising of actions taken or developments in cases referred by other federal departments and agencies, and notices to attorneys representing defendants.
Produces a variety of written documents and materials utilizing a wide range of office software applications. For example, assignments may include integrating output from different software types, e.g., tables produced by database applications and charts and graphs produced by electronic spreadsheet applications, into word processing or desk top publishing text. Products include complicated tables, graphs and charts which may be incorporated into legal documents or courtroom presentations. Ensures proper format, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and grammar.
Provides automated litigation assistance to attorneys in trial preparation and courtroom presentations.Utilizes various software applications and graphics hardware such as scanners and plotters.Prepares documents, charts, and visual materials for use in trials.Provides technical support e.g., enlarging charts and photographs, duplicating tapes and videos, and marking exhibits.
You’ll Bring These Qualifications:
Requires paralegal certificate, or JD, or currently attending an ABA-accredited law school, having completed at least one year of study.
Only the Contracting Officer can approve a waiver of the education requirements. At least two years of litigation paralegal experience required; trial experience very helpful.
At least one year of experience in automated litigation support.
Requires sound working knowledge of federal and state court system, legal research procedures, and legal research resources.
Requires excellent written and oral communication skills and thorough knowledge of legal research tools such as LEXIS and Westlaw.
Must have 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 hands-on familiarity with ESI tools and knowledge of eDiscovery procedures and resources.
Ability to consistently deliver highest quality work under extreme pressure will be very important.
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.
Company Overview: 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 an Equal Opportunity Employer – Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.