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Supervisory Paralegal Supporting the USAO


Forfeiture Support Associates, Llc


Los Angeles, CA 90001

FSA, a government contractor delivering highly qualified personnel in support of the government's mission, has an immediate vacancy for a Supervisory Paralegal to manage FSA's staff supporting the Asset Forfeiture Program at the U.S. Attorney's Office Central District of CA. The Asset Forfeiture Section at the USAO is responsible for the prosecution of both criminal and civil actions against property used or acquired during illegal activity.
A Supervisory Paralegal suppervises a staff of 14 and executes the following duties:
  • Assist attorney, provide Legal Clerk and Paralegal / Legal Assistant II & III review
  • Directs and supervises the work of paralegal and other contractor staff, particularly on major paralegal support efforts, such as large legal research projects, or major in-courtroom support
  • Monitors work and reports on progress; responsible for ensuring that work meets contract and attorney requirements and is delivered on time
  • Troubleshoots and performs quality control spot-checks. Must be able for formulate administrative and technical procedures for getting the work done
  • Performs complex legal factual research
  • Designs and develops systems and procedures for tracking, controlling, and managing case files, exhibits, and other case-specific materials. Assists trial staff in coordination with expert witnesses
  • Arranges for access to appropriate Department of Justice libraries and other legal research facilities
  • Coordinates with other Contractor support components in order to accomplish work
  • Reports to a Director, Manager or Operations Supervisor; may also have significant contact with ACOTR, QAE, trial attorneys and staff, client agency staff, and opposing counsel

A Supervisory Paralegal must meet the following qualifications:
  • Supervisory experience required
  • Possess a Paralegal Certificate
  • At least three years of litigation paralegal required including trial experience
  • At least one year experience in Asset Forfeiture support
  • Sound working knowledge of legal system, legal research procedures, and sources of information
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, analytic ability, and thorough knowledge of legal research tools
  • Hands-on familiarity with a variety of computer applications, including word processing, database, spreadsheet, and telecommunications
  • Ability to consistently deliver highest quality work under extreme pressure
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust Security Access
This position requires U.S. Citizenship and a 7 (or 10) year minimum background investigation.

EEO Statement
Forfeiture Support Associates (FSA) LLC is proud to be an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote qualified persons in all job titles without regard to age, ancestry, color, gender, HIV status, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation (including gender expression and identity) veteran status, family leave status, and any protected group status as defined by applicable law.
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