Housing and Civil Enforcement Section (HCE) -Senior Paralegal Job Category: Service Contract Act Time Type: Full time Minimum Clearance Required to Start: Public Trust Employee Type: Regular Percentage of Travel Required: Up to 25% Type of Travel: Continental US What You'll Get to Do: * Work with CACI to assist the mission of the US Department of Justice, Housing and Civil Enforcement Section (HCE).
* T he HCE paralegal duties focus upon litigation support as we prepare for Housing and Civil Enforcement Section investigations and trials in the coming months. * Work under the direction of Supervisory Paralegal or Project Supervisor. * Following established guidelines, gathers, prepares, and summarizes relevant materials for use by attorneys in preparation of opinions, briefs and other legal documents.
* Summarize depositions and other transcripts; maintains case files.
* Perform simple legal research; indexes, tracks and controls exhibit and other materials at depositions and at trial.
* Assist attorneys in courtroom; prepares exhibit cross-references.
* Screen documents for relevance and privilege according to established guidelines and criteria.
* Perform initial compilation of documents for FOIA or production requests, subject to review by superiors and trial staff.
* Research discrimination complaints.
* Interviews community stakeholders, victims, and residents.
* Assists trial attorneys with vetting expert consultants, scheduling court reporters, cite checking, preparing trial exhibits, preparing briefing and witness materials.
* Assists with document coding and reviewing production of records and case related discovery.
* Assists trial attorneys in civil court proceedings. More About the Role: The Housing and Civil Enforcement Section works to protect some of the most fundamental rights of individuals, including the right to access housing free from discrimination, the right to access credit on an equal basis, the right to patronize places of business that provide public accommodations and the right to practice one's faith free from discrimination. The Housing and Civil Enforcement Section enforces: * The Fair Housing Act, which prohibits discrimination in housing
* The Equal Credit Opportunity Act, which prohibits discrimination in credit Title II of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination in certain places of public accommodation, such as hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, and theaters. The Department of Justice can bring a lawsuit under Title II when there is reason to believe that a person has engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination in violation of Title II. Individuals can also file suit to enforce their rights under Title II You'll Bring These Qualifications: * Requires paralegal certificate. * An equivalent level of legal training may be substituted with the approval of the COTR. * At least one year of litigation paralegal experience required; trial experience very helpful. * Automated litigation support experience very helpful. * Must have basic legal knowledge, including knowledge of standard legal citation system sufficient to perform basic legal research. * Requires excellent written and oral communication skills, thorough knowledge of legal research tools such as LEXIS and WestLaw. * Should have hands-on familiarity with a variety of computer applications, including word processing, database, spreadsheet, imaging and telecommunications. * Ability to consistently deliver highest quality work under extreme pressure will be very important. * We need someone who can work in Washington, DC for 1-2 days per week, but we are responsive to the impact of COVID and will be flexible and consistent with DOJ policy. We are currently permitting 3-4 days telework per week.
* J.D. is not required. Paralegal certificate required. These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have: Familiarity and experience with Relativity, Excel, JEFS, Word, Zoom, Teams, Power Point, Westlaw for research, and social media are highly prized. 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 Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. As a federal contractor, CACI is subject to any federal vaccine mandates or other customer vaccination requirements. All new hires are required to report their vaccination status.
- Equal Credit Opportunity Act