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Sr. Paralegal - Atlanta, GA

Req #: 128367
Location: Atlanta, GA US
Job Category: Service Contract Act
Minimum Clearance Required: DOJ MBI

Job Description

Responsible for directly and independently supporting one to three Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) by providing a wide variety of technical assistance services.  The work requires a specialized knowledge of the processes, procedures, and practices of paralegal activities in conjunction with knowledge of paralegal skills and an ability to apply these skills to increase the effectiveness of the assigned AUSAs.               1.         Provides a variety of paralegal services to service AUSA staff. Typical assignments:   - Following established guidelines, gathers, prepares, summarizes relevant materials for use by attorneys in preparation of opinions, briefs and other legal documents; summarizes depositions and other transcripts; maintains case files; performs simple legal research; indexes, tracks and controls exhibits and other materials at depositions and at trial.  Assists attorneys in courtroom; prepares exhibit cross-references.  Screens documents for relevance and privilege according to established guidelines and criteria.  Performs initial compilation of documents for FOIA or production requests, subject to review by superiors and trial staff.   - Provides assistance to attorneys in trial preparation by performing duties such as independently compiling trial notebooks, assembling jury instructions, and compiling witness and exhibit lists.  Coordinates with the victim/witness specialist to ensure adherence to current Departmental guidelines relating to victims‘ rights and services responsibilities.  Notifies appropriate individuals of victim/witness issues.    - Using original and online legal resources, verifies citations and statutory references contained in legal documents. Ensures citations are complete and consistent with source material.   -  Develops tables of contents and indices to briefs in accordance with established format.  Lists cited cases, opinions and miscellaneous references in briefs.   -  Composes original letters that do not require legal interpretations, but do require a good working knowledge of legal procedures and specialized terminology, e.g., transmittal of pleadings, requests for extensions of time in certain cases, advising of actions taken or developments in cases referred by other federal departments and agencies, and notices to attorneys representing defendants.               2.           Produces a variety of written documents and materials utilizing a wide range of office software applications.  For example, assignments may include integrating output from different software types, e.g., tables produced by database applications and charts and graphs produced by electronic spreadsheet applications, into word processing or desk top publishing text.  Products include complicated tables, graphs and charts which may be incorporated into legal documents or courtroom presentations.  Ensures proper format, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and grammar.               3.         Provides automated litigation assistance to attorneys in trial preparation and courtroom presentations.  Utilizes various software applications and graphics hardware such as scanners and plotters.  Prepares documents, charts, and visual materials for use in trials.  Provides technical support e.g., enlarging charts and photographs, duplicating tapes and videos, and marking exhibits.   POSITION SUMMARY: At this level, the incumbent, exercises more independent judgment than at the level I position.   RESPONSIBILTIES: Reviews case materials to become familiar with questions under consideration;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 investigation 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 and edits nonlegal memoranda, research reports and correspondence relating to cases. EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:   PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

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