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PARALEGAL-Government-Long Term Temp (Brownsville, TX) Ad id: 709138356629972 |  Views: 121

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Date listed: 6 years ago
Robert Half Legal is seeking paralegals for a long-term project with a government entity to take place in various cities in Texas (Houston, El Paso, Austin, Brownsville, Corpus Christi, McAllen, Laredo).Duties include but are not limited to following: Examine, prepare and process a variety of technical legal documents. Review incoming material and determine the need for assembly and preparation of a variety of legal documents, e.g., complaints, motions, orders, answers, pleadings, and subpoenas. Obtain needed information from files, law enforcement agencies, or other sources, and submit completed legal documents to the appropriate AUSA. Conduct interviews of agents and potential witnesses to assist the AUSA in preparation for grand jury or trial; review, summarize and outline grand jury and or trial testimony to assist the AUSA in preparation for grand jury or trial; research, analyze and summarizes relevant legal precedents for applicability to assigned cases; and prepare digest of points of law involved; analyze appellate records to isolate facts pertinent to distinct legal issues. Utilize a variety of automated legal research tools as well as public information databases and other automated resources to research case- or program-specific legal matters, and to participate in assigned areas of criminal or civil proceedings, e.g. electronic discovery. Provide litigative case management and organize cases for court presentation by preparing and organizing exhibits containing a variety of visual material, e.g., statistical charts and photographs. Note deficiencies in case materials, e.g., missing documents, conflicting statements, and request further investigation by investigative personnel to correct deficiencies, or personally conducts limited investigations at the pre-trial stage. Monitor the progress of pending cases and initiates action to insure that legal pleadings, forms, reports, correspondence, and other documents are prepared and submitted within established deadlines. Keep appropriate staff members informed about the current status of cases. Perform docketing duties such as opening, updating and closing cases through use of the automated case tracking system. As necessary, searches database for required information. Maintain calendar of assigned active cases. Track filing, hearing, and trial dates, and scheduling conferences and interviews. Arrange travel by preparing itinerary, and securing transportation and hotel reservations. Prepare travel authorizations and vouchers. Produce a variety of written documents and materials utilizing a wide range of office software applications. For example, assignments may include integrating output from different software types, e.g., tables produced by database applications and charts and graphs produced by electronic spreadsheet applications, into word processing or desk top publishing text. Products include complicated tables, graphs and charts which may be incorporated into legal documents or courtroom presentations. Using established databases, perform data searches, report design, and other data retrieval assignments. Requires paralegal certificate. At least one year of litigation paralegal experience required; trial experience strongly preferred. Automated litigation support experience valued. Applicant must have the ability to use MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS Word, Adobe Acrobat Professional or other department specific databases, E2 Travel, etc. Must have basic legal knowledge, including knowledge of standard legal citation to cite check legal motions and memorandum and must have sufficient experience with legal research tools such as LEXIS and Westlaw to perform basic legal research. Requires excellent written and oral communication skills, thorough knowledge and 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. Role also requires basic familiarity with ESI tools and knowledge of e-discovery procedures and resources. Ability to consistently deliver highest quality work under extreme pressure will be very important. Location: Brownsville, TX Compensation: $15-17/hr. DOE This is a contract job.Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

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