Focused on delivering unsurpassed services in support of law enforcement and homeland security, FSA, a rapidly growing joint venture owned by trusted solutions providers Engility and AECOM, has a vacancy for a Paralegal supporting the United States Attorneys Office in Baltimore.
A Paralegal/Legal Assistant II executes the following duties:
Assist attorney, provide Legal Clerk review
Reviews case material and prepares digest of selected decisions/opinions incorporating legal references
Searches for and summarizes relevant articles in trade magazines, law reviews, published studies, financial reports, and similar materials for use of attorneys in the preparation of opinions, briefs, and other legal documents
Prepares digests of selected decisions or opinions which incorporate legal references and analyses of precedents involved in areas of well-defined and settled points of law.
Interviews potential witnesses and prepares summary interview reports for the attorney's review.
Participates in pre-trial witness conferences, notes possible deficiencies in case materials (e.g. missing documents, conflicting statements) and additional issues or other questionable matters, and requests further investigating by other agency personnel to correct possible deficiencies or personally conducts limited investigations at the pre-trial stage
Prepares and organizes trial exhibits, as required, such as statistical charts and photographic exhibits
Verifies citations and legal references on prepared legal documents
Prepares summaries of testimony and depositions
Drafts/edits non-legal memoranda, research reports and correspondence relating to cases
A Paralegal/Legal Assistant II must meet the following qualifications:
Possess a paralegal certificate.
At least one year of litigation paralegal required; trial experience very helpful
Automated litigation support experience very helpful
Basic knowledge, including knowledge of standard legal citation system sufficient to perform basic legal research
Excellent written and oral communication skills, 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.
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