CACI International Paralegal - Minneapolis, MN - MUST HAVE PARALEGAL CERTIFICATE in St. Paul, Minnesota

Job Description

Responsibilities:

The Paralegal shall 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.

Specific duties to include the below:

Provides a variety of direct legal support assistance services to serviced AUSA staff. Typical assignments include:

  • Examines, prepares and processes a variety of technical legal documents that are characteristically voluminous and complex in format. Reviews incoming material and independently determines the need for assembly and preparation of a variety of legal documents, e.g., complaints, motions, orders, answers, pleadings, and subpoenas. Obtains needed information from files, law enforcement agencies, or other sources, and submits completed legal documents to the appropriate AUSA or, in limited cases, directly to the court. In preparation of documents, considers the nature and the status of the case involved. With limited instructions from the AUSA, prepares such legal actions as applications for writs of garnishment or execution, interrogatories, requests for production, answers, notices, affidavits, summonses, subpoenas, motions, proofs of claim, releases, liens, and satisfaction of judgment. Completes variable aspects of preparing recurring legal documents that conform to the rules governing their style and format.

  • Provides assistance to attorneys in trial and or depositions 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 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.

  • Scans/inputs and links case-related materials into an electronic database and manages that database. Manages discovery and trial preparation.

Provides a variety of ancillary office support functions requiring some subject-matter knowledge of the assigned unit’s programs and operations. Typical assignments may include the following:

  • Assembles the physical files for new FLU cases by filing materials in chronological order, preparing and printing conflict of interest sheets for assigned attorney, and numbering the initial discovery. Upon receipt, sends additional discovery to outside parties as directed by the assigned attorney.

  • Prepares FLU files for closing by putting the documents in chronological order, ensuring that the judgment and charging document are in the file, and preparing a closing sheet for the assigned attorney’s signature.

  • Assists support staff members by pulling files for court after checking the next day’s court calendar and ensuring that all files are accounted for. After files are received back from court, sorts and distributes them to the appropriate staff members.

  • Performs docketing duties such as opening, updating and closing cases through use of the automated case tracking system. As necessary, searches database for required information.

  • Answers telephone and refers callers to staff members or takes messages as appropriate. Furnishes requested information concerning pending and closed matters and cases, functions and general procedures of the office. Determines which matters should be referred to the AUSA and the urgency of the matter.

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 all documents contain the 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 used in trials. Provides technical support e.g., enlarging charts and photographs, duplicating tapes and videos, and marking exhibits.

Qualifications

Requires a paralegal certificate. 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.

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.

Job Location

US-St. Paul-MN-MINNEAPOLIS-ST PAUL

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.