Financial Litigation Paralegal II - posted 7/1/19

Financial Litigation Paralegal II - posted 7/1/19

Company Name: 
McNeal Professional Services
FT/PT Status: 
Full Time
Location
Oklahoma City
OK
Salary Range: 
$40,000 - $48,000
Job Summary: 

We are looking to place a Paralegal II on a 5 year contract with the Federal Agency in Oklahoma City, OK.  Benefits are with United Healthcare along with 10 Federal Holidays, 10 Vacation Days and 401k plan. McNeal Professional Services, Inc. is a 17 year national Wireless Engineering and Staffing Services firm.  We offer a comprehensive benefits package to include medical, dental, vision, STD, LTD and Life Insurance.  Join our great team today!  
If interested and available, please reply to leslie.mcneal@mcnealpro.com with an updated Word version of your resume and salary requirements.  

Description:

  • Provide  legal support for the Financial Litigation Unit of the Civil Division. 
  • Work with the criminal restitution team to prepare, monitor and assist the Assistant  U.S. Attorneys  with the ensuring litigation in these highly visible cases.
  • At least two years of litigation paralegal experience required; civil practice, including discovery support or financial collection experience is very helpful.   
  • At least one year of experience i n automated  litigation  support. The contractor shall  provide litigation services to include, but not limited to the following:

1.    Provides a variety of direct legal support assistance services to A USA staff working in the Financial Litigation Unit.  Typical assignments  include:

  • Examines, prepares and processes a variety of technical  legal and financial documents which are characteristically voluminous and  complex  in format.
  • Reviews incoming material and independently determines the need for assembly and preparation of a variety of legal documents, e.g., motion s, orders, pleadings, and subpoenas. Obtains needed information from files, law enforcement agencies, or other sources, and submits completed legal documents to the appropriate AUSA or, i n limited cases, directly to the court.   In preparation of documents, considers the nature and the status of the case involved.  With  limited  instructions from the A USA, prepares such  legal actions as garnishments, writs of execution, subpoenas, notices, affidavits, proofs of claim, and satisfaction of  judgment. 
  • Completes variable aspects of recurring  legal documents i n conformance  with  the rules governing their  style and  format.
  • Provides assistance to attorneys in trial preparation  by performing duties such as independently  compiling trial  notebooks, assembling jury  instructions, and  compiling witness and exhibit lists.  Coordinates with the victim/witness specialist to ensure adherence to  current Departmental  guidelines relating  to  victims'  rights and  services responsibilities.  Notifies appropriate  individuals of victim/witness issues.
  • Using original and online legal resources, verifies citations and statutory references contained in legal documents. Ensures citations are complete and consistent with source material.
  • Composes original letters that do not require legal interpretations, but do require a good working knowledge of legal procedures and specialized terminology, 

2.    Pleadings, requests for extensions

  • Provides a variety of direct clerical and administrative support assistance services to serviced AUSA staff. Typical assignments include:
  • Receives visitors and telephone callers. Furnishes requested information concerning pending and closed matters and cases, functions and general procedures of the office. Determines which matters should be referred to the AUSA and the urgency of the matter.
  • Establishes and maintains a variety of files. Searches legal reference files for i n formation  needed by AUSA s in conducting interviews and preparing correspondence. Assembles exhibits, affidavits, and other  legal documents from title material. Separates, screens, selects, assembles, and  organizes files and  records material for disposition  or transfer to records depository  in accordance with established procedures.
  • Performs docketing duties such as opening, updating and closing cases through use of the automated case tracking system.  As necessary, searches database for required in formation .
  • Enters i n format ion into various databases and monitors for continued necessity. Reviews bills and  invoices and submits to budget office for payment.

3.    Maintains calendar of assigned active cases.  Tracks filing, hearing, trial dates, and scheduling conferences and interviews.  Develops and maintains suspense system for ongoing cases and informs the AUSA of pending dates and deadlines calendar(s) of the A USA(s), scheduling appointments, interviews, and  conferences, and provides reminders of commitments and  court  appearances. Advising of actions taken  or developments in cases referred by other  federal departments and agencies, and  notices to attorneys representing  defendants.
4.    Produces 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.   Ensures proper format, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and grammar.

5.    Provides automated litigation assistance to attorneys i n trial preparation and courtroom presentations.  Utilizes various software applications and graphics hardware such as scanners and plotters.  Prepares documents, charts, and visual materials for use in trials. Provides technical support e.g., enlarging charts and photographs, duplicating tapes and videos, and marking exhibits.

6.    Performs other related duties as assigned.
 

Requirements or Qualifications: 
See Description
Application Process: 
Submit resume
Selection Criteria: 
Phone Screen then In-Person interview with Federal Agency
Application Due Date: 
July 15 2019
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