Paralegal

Aleknagik Technology - Washington, DC

Full-timeEstimated: $53,000 - $69,000 a year
EducationSkills
Company

Aleknagik Technology, LLC (ATL)

Location

Washington DC 20530

Job Description

Seeking candidates to support the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in developing and implementing policies and procedures to ensure that recipients of Federal financial assistance from the Department of Justice comply with civil rights laws that prohibit them from discriminating against individuals in the delivery of services and in their employment practices.

It is expected that the candidates’ work will reinforce the mission of preventing unlawful discrimination by recipients of Federal Financial Assistance. The candidate will assist staff attorneys in conducting legal research and analysis, administrative duties, and other programmatic tasks as needed to apply and enforce the laws and regulations regarding federal civil rights requirements. It is expected that the candidate will complete the work in a timely, efficient manner and that requested actions will be carried out promptly.

JOB TITLE EDUCATION EXPERIENCE
Paralegal Law
Clerk I Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution or a Paralegal Certificate or equivalent. At least one (1) year of paid law clerk or paralegal experience in a law office or government setting providing legal research, analysis or docket management.
Paralegal Law
Clerk II Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution or a Paralegal Certificate or equivalent. At least two (2) years of paid law clerk or paralegal experience in a law office or government setting providing legal research, analysis or docket management.
Paralegal Law
Clerk III Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution or a Paralegal Certificate or equivalent. At least three (3) years of paid law clerk or paralegal experience in a law office or government setting providing legal research, analysis or docket management.

Task

Candidates will support the OCR and its attorneys’ enforcement of civil rights statutes by completing the following tasks:

Research legislation, regulations, and cases involving Federal civil rights requirements. Perform legal research and analysis in support of staff attorneys. Search for legal precedents in computerized legal reference systems (Lexis Nexis, Lexis Advance, Westlaw, and/or Westlaw Next) and analyze their applicability. Apply the results of this research to the specific problem or issue presented. Draft summaries of research findings. Check legal citations. Prepare correspondence.
Collect, organize, and review complex factual material and other documentary data for office investigations and compliance reviews. Perform legal research.
Develop and maintain knowledge of office management and complaint tracking systems. Develop and enter various case materials into office case information management system. Maintain copies of frequently referenced office decisions, instructions, and resources, and access them electronically to provide to attorneys, as necessary.
Locates and interviews witnesses and performs other support activities to assist attorneys in investigating and conducting compliance reviews.
Perform assorted administrative duties, including scanning case documents and maintaining computerized filing systems, as necessary.