Sunday , April 21 2024

Senate Careers – Litigation Paralegal

Website United States Senate

Job Description:

This is administrative paraprofessional work providing substantive legal assistance to the litigation attorneys in the Office of the Senate Chief Counsel for Employment. Work includes drafting and preparing legal reports, pleadings, correspondence, and memoranda, conducting inspections, and trial preparation and support. Work is bound by Secretary of the Senate policies and procedures; the U.S. Senate Handbook; and the Senate Ethics Manual, but requires independent judgment in setting priorities and handling assignments.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Draft and prepare legal reports, court pleadings, correspondence, and other documents.
  • Prepare exhibits and notebooks for depositions, hearings, and trials.
  • Gather and organize documents for discovery.
  • Review and manage all litigation documents; coordinate legal file set-up with litigation secretaries.
  • Conduct legal research.
  • Assist attorneys in preparing legal documents.
  • Determine and summarize key issues for attorneys.
  • Ensure compliance with federal laws, court and administrative rules, and court procedures.

Job Requirements:

  • Knowledge of federal court systems and procedures.
  • Ability to follow departmental rules, regulations, procedures, and functions.
  • Knowledge of legal terminology and resources.
  • Basic knowledge of the Senate as an institution preferred.
  • Ability to read, comprehend, and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to use computer and relevant computer software packages, including working knowledge of a litigation database (e.g., Relativity, Summation, Concordance).
  • Ability to locate and apply federal court rules from all jurisdictions in the United States.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Paralegal Certificate preferred.

Job Details:

Company: United States Senate

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Raleigh, NC, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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