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CACI International Paralegal (USAO) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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 25%

Type of Travel: Local

What You’ll Get to Do:

The contractor shall serve as a paralegal responsible for directly and independently supporting Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) with assisting in a wide variety of technical paralegal services, including dealings with financial fraud investigations and trials and all other types of cases handled by the Criminal Division. The work requires a sound working knowledge of the legal system, legal research procedures, and sources of information. The contractor will work in an office setting; some walking, standing, bending and carrying of small office items is required. The contractor shall perform paralegal services including, but not limited to the following:

  • Provide a variety of direct paralegal services to AUSA staff.

  • Seek and locate sources of information, in aid of criminal investigations and trials, through contact or correspondence with other departments and/or agencies of federal, state and local government.

  • Gather factual material independently; read, annotate, and summarize transcripts, files and other factual aspects of the case; obtain financial and statistical information, agency records, court records and other public records; review and analyze documents and draft factual memoranda.

  • Perform specialized detailed legal research as necessary. Draft jury instructions and other trial documents for filing in court.

  • Upload electronic documents and data onto document review platforms and organize folders for review. Participate in review and analysis of electronic documents.

  • Redact documents and transcripts for discovery, including using electronic redaction.

  • Responsible for organizing and processing huge quantities of data and discovery documents, including electronic discovery. Responsible for completeness of discovery productions and for producing discovery.

  • Prepare numerous exhibits for trial.

  • Provide automated litigation assistance to attorneys in trial preparation and courtroom presentations. Utilize various software applications and graphics hardware such as scanners and plotters.

  • Provide critical assistance in trial preparations. Prepare documents, charts and visual materials for use in trials. Provide technical support, e.g., enlarging charts and photographs and marking exhibits.

  • Work closely with other members of case team, including assigned AUSAs, legal assistants, case agents and office Litigation Support staff.

More About the Role:

Works under the direction of Supervisory Paralegal or Project Supervisor. Performs the following tasks while complying with established procedures:

  • Compiles, prepares, and summarizes relevant materials for use by attorneys in discovery and in preparation of motions, briefs and other legal documents.

  • Summarizes depositions and other transcripts.

  • Maintains case files.

  • Performs simple legal research.

  • Indexes, tracks and controls document discovery (including documents produced and received in discovery).

  • Indexes, tracks and exhibits and other materials at depositions and at trial.

  • Prepares exhibit cross-references.

  • Assists attorneys in courtroom.

  • Reviews documents for relevance and privilege according to established performing quality control on the work of peers in all of these areas.

  • Prepares documents for image scanning.

  • Performs other document collection related activities, including document screening, and labeling of files to be scanned.

  • Performs simple database searches.

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.

  • At least one year of litigation paralegal experience required; trial experience very helpful.

  • Automated litigation support experience valued.

  • 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.

  • Requires excellent written and oral communication skills, thorough knowledge and 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 basic 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.

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Trial experience very helpful.

  • Automated litigation support experience valued.

  • Extensive computer and database expertise (MS Excel and Word skills necessary).

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/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other protected characteristic.

This posting is for a position covered by the Service Contract Labor Standards (SCA). The pay and benefits provided for this position will meet or exceed the minimum required amounts detailed in the wage determination issued by the Department of Labor and made applicable to this position, as incorporated into CACI’s government contract. ​

There are a host of other factors that can influence final salary including, but not limited to, geographical location, relevant prior work experience, specific skills and competencies, education, and certifications. Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives. We offer competitive compensation, benefits and learning and development opportunities. Our broad and competitive mix of benefits options is designed to support and protect employees and their families. Employment benefits include health and wellness programs, income protection, paid leave, life insurance, retirement and savings.