A Paralegal/Legal Assistant II executes the following duties:
- Assist attorney, provide Legal Clerk review
- Reviews case material and prepares digest of selected decisions/opinions incorporating legal references
- 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 investigating 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/edits non-legal memoranda, research reports and correspondence relating to cases
A Paralegal/Legal Assistant II must meet the following qualifications:
- Possess a paralegal certificate.
- At least one year of litigation paralegal required; trial experience very helpful
- Automated litigation support experience very helpful
- Basic knowledge, including knowledge of standard legal citation system sufficient to perform basic legal research
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, thorough knowledge of legal research tools
- Hands-on familiarity with a variety of computer applications, including word processing, database, spreadsheet, and telecommunications
- Ability to consistently deliver highest quality work under extreme pressure
This position requires U.S. Citizenship and a 7 (or 10) year minimum background investigation.