CACI International Paralegal-Louisville, KY in Louisville, Kentucky

Job Description

Responsibilities:

Provide a variety of duties to include, but not limited to the following:

Works under the direction of a Litigation Support Specialist 2, 3, 4 or 5, Task Supervisor, or Project Manager. Compiles, prepares, and summarizes relevant materials for use by attorneys in discovery and in preparation of motions, briefs and other legal documents following established guidelines. 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 the courtroom. Prepares exhibit cross-references. Reviews documents for relevance and privilege according to established guidelines and criteria. Performs initial compilation of documents for FOIA or production requests, Congressional hearings, etc.

Utilizes a variety of automated legal research tools, such as LexisNexis and Westlaw, as well as public information databases, including Pacer, and other automated resources to research case- or program-specific legal matters, and to participate in assigned areas of criminal or civil proceedings, e.g. electronic discovery.

Prepares and maintains a variety case-related documents, e.g. discovery letters, exhibit lists, witness information, etc.

Provides a variety of legal assistance and technical work requiring a specialized knowledge of rules, processes, procedures, and practices to support legal activities in Federal Court.

Receive, review and organize investigative material and documentary evidence received from investigative agencies. Notes deficiencies in case materials, e.g., missing documents, conflicting statements, and request further investigation by investigative personnel to correct deficiencies, or personally conducts limited investigations at the pre-trial stage.

Maintains regular contact with law enforcement agencies to ensure provision of complete and timely cooperation in all aspects of assigned cases.

Provides case organization and management in anticipation of trial or court presentation by preparing and organizing exhibits containing a variety of visual material, e.g., statistical charts and photographs.

Compiles, organizes and indexes various discovery and evidence exhibits for trial, witness testimony as it relates to specific criminal charge evidence, and develops and compiles jury instructions to assist AUSA in preparing for trial. Works closely with assigned attorney(s) to insure material is efficiently arranged.

Produces and provides to the attorney the appropriate legal documents, information, exhibits, or witnesses at the appropriate time during those court proceedings.

Prepares exhibits for trial which typically involves a wide range of visual materials including charts, diagrams, photographs and models. Depending on the nature and complexity of the case, personally prepares trial exhibits, or initiates preparation by other appropriate staff or contractors to ensure timely production prior to the trial date. Maintains accounting systems for materials to be used as exhibits in grand jury proceedings and trials, prepares lists and tables to correlate the exhibits with grand jury transcripts, and keeps a strict account of the exhibits used in such proceedings.

Provides advice to attorney and other legal support staff on the most effective and efficient ways to prepare, present and maintain a variety of administrative legal documents, e.g., discovery letters, exhibit lists, jury instructions and subpoenas.

Performs a variety of administrative duties in support of the assigned AUSAs, which typically involves automation support or other administrative tasks. Automation support may include:

  • Using one or more types of personal computer (PC) based software, develops methods for automating reports, statistical data, text and graphics.

Using established databases, performs data searches, report design, and other data retrieval assignments:

  • Serves as contact person for assigned cases and provides information and assistance concerning status or relevant procedural issues. Exercises discretion and judgment in determining what information may be provided and to whom.

Qualifications

Requires a paralegal certificate. An equivalent level of legal training may be substituted. At least one year of litigation paralegal experience required; trial experience very helpful. 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. Basic familiarity with Electronically Stored Information (ESI) tools and knowledge of e-discovery procedures and resources required.

Additionally, must have the knowledge, skills and abilities to provide a wide variety of technical and administrative support services. The paralegal should be capable of completing tasks that involve investigative and litigative support functions, research and analysis and utilization of diverse databases. The paralegal shall be conversant on office automation software, including, Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint as well at litigation support software including but not limited to Concordance, Trial Director, Ipro Eclipse, CaseMap, etc. The paralegal shall also possess excellent organizational and communication skills.

Job Location

US-Louisville-KY-LOUISVILLE

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.