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Supervisory Paralegal - General Crimes
The Supervisory Paralegal is an advanced legal professional that will directly support attorneys at all stages of criminal litigation performing advanced legal research, coordinating tasks and drafting of various legal documents in support of work in the Criminal Division supporting the General Crimes section.
• Performs research/analysis using databases such as Lexis/Nexis, Westlaw, Law Enforcement Online (LEO), National Crime Information Center (NCIC), Justice Telecommunications System (JUST) and National Law Enforcement Communication (NLETS). Research is complex and may include the analysis of statutes, legislative intent, judicial precedents, agency rules and regulations, and law review articles as they related to assigned cases to include those of an especially complex or unprecedented nature.
• Analyzes legal decisions, opinions, rulings, memorandum, and other legal material relating to relevant points of law as dictated by the nature of the case assignment.
• Utilizes Automated applications such as IPro Eclipse or Relativity to assist with electronic discovery processing, tagging, indexing and organizing of large volumes of discovery.
• Assists with inquiries received from Pro se defendants, court staff, law enforcement and other government agencies where applicable.
• Examines and evaluates information in case files based on the department’s standards for case litigation worthiness and appropriate titles of law.
• Drafts pleadings, Grand Jury Indictments, motions, correspondence, proposed orders, decrees and other legal documents.
• Drafts legal memoranda reflecting facts, sources and citations.
• Prepares factual material such as summarization of financial and other documentary data for evidentiary purposes.
• In preparation for trial the Supervisory Paralegal will:
• Summarizes deposition testimony.
• Assist with case scheduling tasks, witness interview preparation and overall coordination.
• Aids with the Organizes exhibits, subpoenas, evidence and visual aids for use in grand jury or trial.
• Prepares and organizes trial notebooks for use during courtroom appearances.
• Briefs attorney on pertinent facts, issues, and case law associated with case.
• Must be able to obtain and maintain a US government security clearance.
• Requires a paralegal certificate AND at least three (3) years of litigation experience in the criminal field.
• Candidates must also have at least one (1) year of automated litigation support experience.
• Must have knowledge of Federal and State court systems.
• Must be knowledgeable in the Criminal Indictment process, document request process from other agencies or opposing parties, as well as the trial preparation process.
• Requires hands-on experience conducting moderately to complex legal research using Lexis and or WestLaw.
• Applicant must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines.
• Familiarity with industry standard legal citation styling manual and prior citation checking experience is required.
• Excellent written and oral communications with direct experience drafting legal documents such as subpoenas, Grand Jury Indictments, and motions.
• Must be able to synthesize and summarize large amounts of information contained in deposition transcripts, legal precedent, witness statements, police reports, document productions, docket information and other resources.
• Must be able to work in an office setting where some walking, sitting, standing, bending and carrying of small office items is required.
• Familiarity with ESI Discovery processes is required.
• Hands-on experience with ESI processing and document review databases required.
• Occasional overtime may be required with prior approval.
Experience with Pacer is preferred.
Prior Experience preparing evidence for trial presentation.
A JD or advanced legal related degree is helpful.
Prior supervisory experience in a law office setting is helpful but not required.
Advanced eDiscovery certifications helpful but not required.
PAE is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.
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