April 9, 2012

J.D. wanted for Washington, DC paralegal opening

Our client, a government agency in Washington, DC is seeking a temporary paralegal for a long term position. We are seeking focused, detail oriented candidates who have both a JD and a paralegal certificate for this project.

Required Experience:
• Qualified candidates will be required to pass standard government background check, including but not limited to credit evaluation
• The qualified candidates will have a JD degree from an accredited law school and Paralegal certificate. Both are required for this position.
• At least 1 year of litigation paralegal experience required
• Trial experience is preferred
• Automated litigation support experience is also preferred
• Solid communication skills
• Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in MS office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
• Knowledge of Concordance and Case Map databases required

Job duties will include:
• Establish and maintain case files, including use of electronic database and document management software
• Enter data into computerized systems
• Obtain, organize and maintain documents in electronic and hard copy formats
• Review and summarize documents
• Search electronic databases and the Internet
• Create and maintain spreadsheets and other summaries of financial and other data
• Review case materials to become familiar with issues
• Interview potential witnesses and prepare summary interview reports for attorney review
• Prepare and organize trial exhibits, as required, such as statistical charts
• Verify citations and legal references on prepared legal documents
• Prepare summaries of testimony and depositions
• Draft non-legal memoranda, research reports and correspondence relating to cases
• Copy documents
• Paralegals will need to have excellent written and oral communication skills and be able to interact effectively with other paralegals as well as managers, attorneys, examiners, investigators, accountants and other staff members

Project Details:
• Start Date: Within the next few weeks, pending background check
• Schedule: Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week
• Duration: long-term, possibly temp to perm, for a successful candidate
• Pay Rate: $24- $25 per hour


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