CACI International Senior Paralegal-Madison, WI in Madison, Wisconsin
Works under the direction of a Task Supervisor, or Project Manager. Work products are reviewed prior to submission; however, often develops these products with minimal direct supervision other than written guidelines. In addition to functions performed by a Litigation Support Specialist 1 as described above, performs moderately complex legal research. Synopsizes transcripts of hearings and oral arguments for attorney use. Reviews case related materials and identifies potentially conflicting statements or areas requiring further investigation. Writes preliminary drafts of simple legal memoranda and correspondence.
The contractor will perform a variety of complex legal support assignments. In particular, the person will:
Manage intake and organization of documents and electronic information (in a wide variety of formats) obtained in connection with litigation matters and investigations;
Prepare subpoenas, demands for documents, and other discovery-related documents;
Process the documents/information (e.g., redact and Bates number) with existing United States Department of Justice discovery tools (e.g., E-Scan It, Ipro Eclipse, Relativity) or similar tools;
Analyze, organize, and designate relevance of documents using existing United States Department of Justice tools and resources (e.g., Casemap, Ipro Eclipse, Relativity), or similar tools, and prepare and log discovery productions;
Prepare analysis of financial records and chronologies of documentary and other evidence using existing United States Department of Justice tools and resources (e.g., Timemap, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint), or similar tools;
Prepares summaries of evidence including deposition testimony;
Research, analyze and summarize relevant legal precedents for applicability to assigned cases, and prepare digest of points of law involved;
Conduct factual research on subjects and witnesses using public information databases and other resources;
Prepare form pleadings and correspondence in high-volume workload areas, including subrogation, bankruptcy, social security, and foreclosure cases;
Monitor pending case progress and initiate action to ensure that legal pleadings, forms, reports, correspondence, and other documents are prepared and submitted within established deadlines;
Prepare index of exhibits and exhibits for use at trial or summary judgment;
-Communicate with United States agency personnel, law enforcement agencies, private litigants, and counsel for parties representing private litigants as needed; and
Help to prepare attorneys for trial and summary judgment in coordination with Automated Litigation Support personnel using Microsoft PowerPoint, Keynote, and/or Trial Director or similar trial presentation software.
The Contractor will be expected to also perform a variety of administrative duties, including automation, in support of assigned Assistant United States Attorneys and the mission of the USAO-WIW. Typical administrative duties may include the following:
Drafts, edits, reviews, and finalizes pleadings, memoranda, research reports and correspondence relating to cases;
Verify citations and legal references on legal documents;
Uses one or more types software, i.e., word processing, spreadsheet, or database management, to develop methods for automating reports, statistical data, text and graphics;
Identifies user requirements, selects appropriate software, and establishes detailed functional procedures needed to enter and to retrieve data for other application users; and
Uses established databases to perform data searches, report design, and other data retrieval assignments.
The Contractor’s work complements and supports the work of Assistant United States Attorneys. Specific assignments vary based on the case, but characteristically involve managing and analyzing documents, compiling substantive information on legal subjects, and collecting, analyzing, and evaluating evidence. This work is performed in close collaboration with the case attorneys. Assignments could originate from Criminal Division as the need arises.
Requires paralegal certificate. An equivalent level of legal training may be substituted. At least two years of litigation paralegal experience required. Must have hands-on familiarity with a variety of computer applications, including word processing, databases (such as document review and file management systems), spreadsheets, imaging, and hardware systems. Hands-on familiarity with Electronically Stored Information (ESI) tools and knowledge of e-discovery procedures and resources required.
A bachelor’s degree and at least one year of paralegal or paralegal intern experience; a paralegal degree or certificate and at least one year of paralegal or paralegal intern experience; or at least two years of paralegal experience is required. Trial experience is very helpful, although not required.
The Contractor shall have educational or work experience in the following:
Performing factual and legal research, and writing summaries of research findings;
Organizing case or investigative files;
Using discovery database systems to review, analyze, and designate documents that may be relevant to pending investigations or litigation.
Using Microsoft Office Suite to summarize records, create presentations, and create chronologies;
Preparing routine pleadings and correspondence; and
Editing and reviewing case-related documents for typographical and citation errors.
CACI employs a diverse range of talent to create an environment that fuels innovation and fosters continuous improvement and success. 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 proud to provide dynamic careers for employees worldwide. CACI is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.