CACI International Paralegal in Newark, New Jersey
The Contractor is responsible for directly and independently supporting pending investigations and cases within the Government Fraud Unit by performing a wide variety of administrative and case-support functions, including document management and review, searches within various data and document sets, analysis and summary of various data sets, case file organization and management. The position requires knowledge of office skills, personal computers, scanners, copy and lax machines, and the ability to work as a team member and to facilitate work processes among other staff members.
What You’ll Get to Do:
Examines, prepares, and processes a variety of technical legal, contractual, and other documents. Reviews incoming material and organizes such materials according to custodian and category. Determines the need for organization, document management, assembly and preparation of documents and data sets. Assists in the preparation of a variety of legal documents, e.g, complaints, motions, orders, answers, pleadings, subpoenas, memoranda, and settlement documents. Obtains needed information from files, law enforcement agencies, or other sources, and submits completed Iegal and other documents to the appropriate AUSA. In preparation of documents, considers the nature and the status of the case involved. With limited instructions from AUSAs, prepares such legal actions as complaints, search warrants, judgments, applications, notices, affidavits, summonses, subpoenas, civiI investigative demands, interrogatories, discovery requests, and satisfactions of judgment.
Completes variable aspects of recurring legal documents in conformance with the rules governing their style and format. Assist with interviews of and meetings with law enforcement agents and investigators, potential witnesses, and attorneys to assist the AUSA during the course of the investigation, charging, and in advance of trial and court appearances. Reviews and summarizes outlines to assist the AUSA in investigations, and in preparation for charging or trial. Researches, analyzes and summarizes relevant legal precedents for applicability to assigned cases; and prepares digests of points of law involved; analyzes appellate records to isolate facts pertinent to distinct legal issues. Utilizes a variety of automated legal research tools as well as public information databases and other automated resources to research factual and/or legal matters related to cases or programs. and to participate in electronic discovery and other assigned areas of civil proceedings.
Reviews documents and other materials produced pursuant to subpoena, maintains inventory ol materials produced pursuant to subpoena; reviews and summarizes documents and data produced pursuant to subpoena; and prepares outline of substance ol documents/materials produced pursuant to subpoena.
Provides a variety of support services to AUSAs. Typical assignments are:
Provides litigative case management and organizes cases for presentation either in court, or to attorneys by preparing and organizing documents, exhibits, and other media containing a variety of visual and audio material, e.g., statistical charts, photographs, video/audio recordings. Notes deficiencies in case materials, e.g, missing documents, conflicting statements, and requests further investigation by investigative personnel to correct deficiencies, or personally conducts limited investigations at the pre-trial stage.
Monitors the progress of pending cases and initiates action to ensure that subpoena responses, legal pleadings, forms, reports, correspondence, and other documents are prepared and submitted within established deadlines. Keeps appropriate staff members informed about the status of cases and assignments.
Performs docketing duties such as opening. updating, and closing cases through use of the automated case tracking system. As necessary, searches databases for required information. Using established databases, performs data searches, report design, and other data retrieval assignments. Reports may be of a recurring nature or of a special, one-time nature based on user information requirements.
Maintains calendar of assigned active cases. Tracks filing, hearing, and trial dates, and scheduling conferences and interviews. Develops and maintains suspense system for ongoing cases and informs the AUSA of pending dates and deadlines. Maintains calendars of the AUSA, scheduling appointments. interviews, and conferences, and provides reminders of commitments and court appearances.
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.9., tables produced by database applications and charts and graphs produced by electronic spreadsheet applications, into word processing or desktop 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 AUSAs. Utilizes software applications and graphics hardware such as scanner and plotters. Compiles, organizes, and indexes various discovery, evidence, and exhibits for investigations and for trial, witness testimony as it relates to specific evidence, and develops and compiles various documents to assist AUSA in preparing for charging or trial, including exhibits, jury instructions, and demonstratives. Works closely with assigned AUSA to ensure material is efficiently organized and presented. Produces and provides to the AUSA the appropriate legal documents, information, exhibits, or witnesses at the appropriate time during court proceedings and at trial.
Communication skills are extremely important. Works and interacts professionally and effectively with all levels of staff. Ability to meet established deadlines and work as a team player in a professional office setting. Skill in meeting and dealing with people in a courteous and tactful manner.
You’ll Bring These Qualifications:
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.
These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:
Communication skills are extremely important.
The position requires working and interacting professionally and effectively with all levels of staff, including legal support staff, document management teams, and Assistant U.S. Attorneys (AUSAs).
Ability to meet established deadlines and work as a team player in a professional office setting is also required.
The position requires meeting and dealing with people in a courteous and tactful manner.
The applicant must have the ability to use MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat Professional, and ideally has experience reviewing documents and working in Eclipse, Relativity, and/or Casemap.
The applicant will be expected to work with and review complicated and highly technical documents, including contracts and other legal documents, accounting and other business records, documents reflecting communications. and information pertaining to government contracting and grant requirements.
Prior experience, training, education or knowledge with or in the area of government contracting and compliance will be highly useful.
The position will require the contractor to perform duties or support various divisions of the USAO and the Department of Justice.
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.
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.