- The contractor shall provide a variety of direct legal support assistance to the Criminal Division.
- Works with Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs), federal law enforcement officers, and support staff to prepare cases for litigation.
- Obtains records, documents, and evidence from federal law enforcement agencies and via the legal process.
- Reviews and analyzes case material to become familiar with the facts and circumstances of the case.
- Examines, prepares and processes a variety of legal documents which are characteristically voluminous and complex in nature.
- Maintains, manages, and organizes case material utilizing software, including databases, spreadsheets and word processing applications.
- Notes deficiencies in the uploading of case materials and missing materials, and undertakes inquiries to correct deficiencies.
- Works with litigation support to resolve any issues related to the intake, processing, and dissemination of discovery.
- Assists AUSAs in producing discovery to defense counsel.
- Organizes and coordinates discovery distribution, including indexes and production logs.
- Suggests and develops effective trial presentation of case materials.
- Prepares computerized trial presentation programs and demonstrative exhibits.
- Operates electronic systems and court presentation software during court proceedings.
- Provides assistance to AUSAs in trial preparation by independently compiling trial notebooks, preparing jury instructions, and drafting witness and exhibit lists.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain MRPT facility credentials/authorization. Note: US Citizenship is required for MRPT facility credentials/authorization at this work location.
- Paralegal Certificate or three (3) years of paralegal/legal assistant experience.
- Prior experience performing legal research using a variety of databases.
- Excellent written and oral communications skills required.
- Hands-on experience with a variety of computer applications to support research and correspondence preparation.
- Ability to meet deadlines and maintain a high-level of productivity without sacrificing accuracy.
- Basic familiarity with ESI tools and knowledge of e-discovery procedures and resources.
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