Law Clerk (FOIA/PA Support) (Washington, DC)
This position is in support of the Executive Office for United States Attorneys in Washington, DC at 175 N Street, NE. The estimated length of this assignment is expected to be through September 29, 2020, with the potential for FOUR (4) one-year extensions.
Overtime and Travel may be authorized, as needed.
In this capacity, the contractor typically performs the following but not limited to:
Provides assistance to the Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA) Freedom of Information/Privacy Act (FOIA/PA) division.
Assisting in processing FOIA/PA responsive records received from the respective United States Attorneys’Offices (USAO) throughout the United States, Guam, the Marianas Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The above mentioned tasks can be performed in conjunction with one another or as individual tasks in association with tasks for said position in relation to the overall contract to include but not limited to:
Performs complex legal research for the trial staff.
Assists in preparing draft legal documents, such as motions, briefs, memoranda of law, etc. reviewing documents for relevance and privilege; and assisting attorneys with all phases of litigation.
- Proven excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Requires a paralegal certificate or the completion of at least one year of study in an ABA-accredited Law degree program (Juris Doctorate). An equivalent level of legal training may be substituted with the approval of the COR.
- Must have at least two years of litigation paralegal or law clerk experience.
- Experience with legal writing.
- Track record of utilizing legal analyses to recommend course of actions/final disposition.
- Requires sound working knowledge of federal and state court systems, legal research procedures, and legal research resources.
- Thorough knowledge of legal research tools such as LEXIS and Westlaw.
- Must have hands-on familiarity with a variety of computer applications, including word processing, databases (such as document review and file management systems), spreadsheets, and imaging.
- Requires hands-on familiarity with ESI tools and knowledge of e-discovery procedures and resources.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently in a team environment.
- Experience with Microsoft Office software programs (i.e., Word, Excel, Outlook), Word Perfect and Adobe Acrobat Professional or similar applications.
- Some walking, standing, bending and ability to carry small office items.
- Ability to obtain a security clearance.
- Attention to detail.
- Ability to work and interact professionally and effectively with all levels of staff.
- Ability to meet deadlines and maintain a high-level of productivity without sacrificing accuracy
- Skilled in meeting and dealing with people in a courteous and tactful manner.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen.
- Experience working in a Government and/or Litigation Support environment in conjunction with basic qualifications, preferred.
- Trial experience very helpful.
- Automated litigation support experience valued (i.e. Oracle, Concordance, Summation, Trial Director, Relativity etc. or similar applications).
- Bachelor’s degree is preferred
- Current or active clearance.
External Referral Bonus:
Potential for Telework:
Clearance Level Required:
Yes, 10% of the time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:
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