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CACI International Victim Witness Coordinator Law Clerk I in Washington, District Of Columbia

Victim Witness Coordinator Law Clerk I

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 10%

Type of Travel: Continental US

What You’ll Get to Do:

On-site position supporting the DOJ Environment and Natural Resources Division Environmental Crimes Section (ECS). The Victim Witness Coordinator will provide crucial litigation support to DOJ ENRD attorneys in their mission of prosecuting environmental crimes, and serve as a resource to prosecutors and victim-witness staff. The Victim Witness Coordinator will assist DOJ attorneys in providing services under the Victims’ Rights and Restitution Act (VRRA), and to accord rights under the Crime Victims’ Rights Act (CVRA).

Primary duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Provide coordination, logistical and legal support to the Environmental Crimes Section (ECS) Victim-Witness Coordinator, ECS attorneys and staff in relation to the VRRA and CVRA.

  • Assist with victim identification, case tracking and status reporting, including maintaining files, creating reports, and drafting correspondence.

  • Serve as an VRRA/CVRA information and program resource for victims, state, federal, territorial, tribal, and local law enforcement.

  • Provide victim notification of court proceedings, available services and rights under the VRRA/CVRA.

  • Prepare victim impact statements.

  • Entering and assuring required information within Victim Notification System (VNS) Data Management System and agency case management systems.

  • Produce informational aids for attorney and law enforcement training on victim issues under the CVRA.

The Law Clerk position is also a great opportunity for recent law school graduates seeking to gain practical, hands-on experience applying your knowledge to assist with high profile cases being investigated and litigated by the Department of Justice. This opportunity will also enhance your knowledge and understanding of the litigation life cycle as you assist with investigations from discovery through trial and appeal. CACI is also committed to growing our eDiscovery workforce and has included tuition reimbursement for Relativity certifications, the ACEDS certification and Paralegal Certificates! This is a great opportunity for someone to grow their careers. Please apply if you are interested to hear more!

More About the Role:

Additional duties may include the following:

  • Performs complex legal research for the trial staff.

  • Assists in preparing draft legal documents, such as motions, briefs, memoranda of law, etc. reviewing documents for relevance and privilege; and assisting attorneys with all phases of litigation.

  • Coordinating logistics and planning/supporting town hall meetings and other victim/witness outreach activities.

As a Law Clerk, you will also work as a part of a high-performing team where you will be able to hone your analytical and research skills by engaging in intensive document reviews to identify relevant documents and to conduct legal and factual research to build case. In addition:

  • You will gain invaluable experience utilizing electronic discovery tools and work in databases such as Relativity, conducting searches and identifying factually relevant and privileged data to support assigned investigations.

  • Review documents for relevance and privilege; and assisting attorneys with all phases of litigation.

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Law degree, or currently attending an ABA-accredited law school, having completed at least one year of study.

  • Requires sound working knowledge of federal and state court systems, legal research procedures, and legal research resources.

  • Excellent organization skills and attention to detail. All project related documents and notes must be maintained in an organized system, ready for use at any time.

  • Empathy and patience, and a customer-service attitude.

  • Requires excellent written and oral communication skills and thorough knowledge of legal research tools such as LEXIS and Westlaw.

  • Must have hands-on familiarity with a variety of computer applications, including word processing, databases (such as document review and file management systems), spreadsheets, and imaging.

  • Role also requires hands-on familiarity with eDiscovery applications and knowledge of eDiscovery procedures and resources.

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • eDiscovery certifications

  • Prior experience supporting the Federal Government

  • Trial experience very helpful.

  • Automated litigation support experience valued.

  • Experience providing support to victims and witnesses.

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 60 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.

Pay Range: The proposed salary range for this position is $0-$0. There are a host of factors that can influence final salary including, but not limited to, geographic location, Federal Government contract labor categories and contract wage rates, relevant prior work experience, specific skills and competencies, geographic location, 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 and, life insurance, retirement and savings.