CACI International Paralegal-Louisville, KY - MUST HAVE PARALEGAL CERTIFICATE in Louisville, Kentucky
STATEMENT OF WORK
The Paralegal shall be responsible for performing duties in facilitating the collection of criminal debts. The Paralegal’s duties are characterized by a practical working knowledge of the laws, regulations and agency requirements of the assigned specialized program areas(s) including the Federal Debt Collection Procedures Act, the Mandatory Victim Witness Protection Act, and other federal laws and regulations relevant to the collection of restitution for victims of federal crimes.
The Paralegal shall coordinate and conduct financial investigations with criminal prosecutors, collection attorneys, criminal paralegals, case agents, FLU staff and other USAO designated personnel to identify defendants' assets and liabilities, and to determine what happened to defendants’ ill-gotten gains. Steps include creating a plan of investigation; drafting subpoena attachments; obtaining financial information through defense counsel and from third parties; using the computer to locate assets; assisting agents in gathering financial information from witnesses; organizing and analyzing voluminous financial information; and, occasionally visiting courthouses to obtain records.
The Paralegal shall analyze financial information provided by the Government to determine defendants' present and future ability to pay restitution and/or special penalty assessments. This includes gathering source documents; analyzing summary accounting and credit records; generating basic financial reports for criminal prosecutors and collection attorneys; locating and helping secure assets fraudulently transferred or hidden in the names of others; and monitoring the progress of litigation to determine if we should continue to pursue the financial aspects of the case.
The Paralegal shall work with criminal prosecutors, defense counsel and U.S. Probation Office to create lump sum and installment payment plans as part of the sentencing process. This shall require The Paralegal’s participation in the plea agreement process to create payment plans by agreement, as well as assisting prosecutors in advocating terms for repayment in contested sentencing hearings.
The Paralegal shall determine and initiate the appropriate pleadings and orders needed to initiate pre-judgment remedies (such as injunctive relief) and post-judgment remedies (such as garnishment, examination of judgment debtors in aid of execution and writs of execution). The Paralegal shall also prepare letters and other form documents necessary to facilitate collection of financial information.
During criminal trials and sentencing hearings, The Paralegal shall assist criminal prosecutors in organizing and presenting financial information. This shall include gathering evidence; preparing summaries to be admitted into evidence; assisting in trial strategy; facilitating witness appearances; and, in rare cases, testifying.
The Paralegal shall prepare and present statistical data and goals derived from specific cases or legal actions for use by the Government. The Paralegal may also be required to review computerized data needed to evaluate the progress and effectiveness of the debt collection within the USAO.
The Paralegal shall be responsible for performing duties in supporting the prosecution of criminal cases and in facilitating the collection of criminal debts.
Assist attorneys and legal support staff in organizing voluminous case information and records in both electronic and physical form. Prepare voluminous and complex records for discovery in criminal and civil litigation.
Develop databases or other organizational systems for efficient retrieval through automated means such as Escan, IPRO and similar systems.
Organize documents for efficient automated storage and retrieval by scanning documents, preparing appropriate indices, defining data file search criteria, etc.
Prepare computerized trial presentations using litigation support programs such as Sanction, Concordance, PowerPoint, CaseMap, TimeMap, Access, Excel, Microsoft Word for word processing and MS Outlook.
Operate a variety of computer hardware such as printers, plotters, audio-visual devices, and other state-of-the-art equipment.
Assist AUSAs with presentations for use in courtrooms, grand jury sessions and general office presentations. Prepare photo boards, maps, charts and other demonstrative exhibits required for litigation.
, The Paralegal may be asked to research debt information on individuals and businesses to assist criminal prosecutors, collection attorneys, criminal paralegals, case agents, FLU staff and other USAO designated personnel to identify defendants' assets and liabilities.
, The Paralegal may be asked to generate basic financial reports for criminal prosecutors and collection attorneys; locate and help secure assets; and assist criminal prosecutors in organizing and presenting financial information for collection of debts.
Paralegal applicants must have the ability to use MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS Access or other databases, Word and Adobe Acrobat Professional and should be able to perform legal research in Lexis/Nexis and Westlaw. These applicants should demonstrate the ability to review a wide variety of documents, both legal and non-legal documents, including motions and briefs, and a variety of legal correspondence.
Attention to detail and ability to follow directions is critical for this Clerical Position. Duties will include:
The Paralegal shall be responsible for providing general clerical support, including assisting Legal Assistants and Paralegals with filing of letters, memos, and pleadings in case files.
The Paralegal will assist the Legal Assistants, Paralegals and/or Assistant United States Attorneys with projects which may include stuffing envelopes, affixing postage or secure wrapping items for special mailings.
The Paralegal should be familiar with operating a multi-functional printer to assist with copy and scanning projects.
The Paralegal should possess good telephone etiquette in order to answer the telephone, refer calls and take messages.
The Paralegal should be familiar with Federal Court and may be asked to deliver documents to the Clerk’s Office or to the Judges’ chambers at the Federal Court House.
The Paralegal should be able to operate a shredder in order to be responsible for shredding documents as required.
For all positions, applicants must have excellent computer skills. Communication skills are extremely important. All applicants should be able to work and interact professionally and effectively with all levels of staff. All applicants should have the ability to meet established deadlines and work as team players in a professional office. All applicants should possess skills in meeting and dealing with people in a courteous and tactful manner.
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.