Paralegal II - posted 9/4/19

Paralegal II - posted 9/4/19

Company Name: 
McNeal Professional Services
FT/PT Status: 
Full Time
Location
Seattle
WA
Salary Range: 
$54,412.80
Job Summary: 

We are looking to place a Paralegal II on a 5 year contract with the Department of Justice in Seattle, WA. 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!  

Description:

The Paralegal/Legal Assistant II will be responsible for directly and independently supporting two or more Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) by providing a wide variety of technical legal assistance services.  The work requires a general knowledge of the legal processes, procedures, and practices and activities in conjunction with a knowledge of clerical and administrative office skills and an ability to apply these skills to increase the effectiveness of the assigned AUSAs.
The task described in this section identifies those services the Contractor may be required to perform. The following tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Independently identify the need for and prepare in final form: legal documents, correspondence, and other related materials
  • Perform timely and thorough review of incoming material
  • Accurately prepares appropriate legal documents in final form in accordance with rules governing style and format
  • Provides completed documents by established suspense date
  • Prepares repetitive/routine legal documents independently, in accordance with established guidelines
  • Properly formats legal documents and proofreads for punctuation, spelling, and grammar
  • Effectively assists attorneys in preparing for court
  • Accurately and timely maintains attorney and court calendars to track filing, hearing, trial dates, appointments, interviews, and conferences and provides reminders of commitments and court appearances
  • Assembles exhibits, schedules court reporters and witnesses, arranges for service of subpoenas, schedules conferences
  • Assists in attorney travel preparations by preparing itinerary, securing transportation and hotel reservations
  • Exercises sound judgement and discretion in determining information provided to telephonic inquiries and visitors
  • Answers inquiries not requiring legal interpretation and refers other questions to appropriate staff members
  • Assists in discovery process and preparation for trial
  • Established and maintains legal files (e.g. case, reading, reference, docketing, administrative)
  • Keeps appropriate office staff informed of case-management information in a timely manner (e.g. grand jury, docketing, and administration)
  • In accordance with office policy, establishes and maintains files which are current, accessible and retrievable
  • Accurately and timely consolidates, eliminates and closes files
  • Performs grand jury duties: prepares grand jury subpoenas and arranges travel for grand jury witnesses; effectively utilized grand jury calendar to determine date and time frame availability and assures 6(e) notice information is updated; creates and maintains grand jury subpoena logs; organizes and prepares grand jury exhibits
  • Performs docketing duties such as opening and closing cases through use of the automated case tracking system
  • Integrates 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
  • Coordinates with victim/witness specialist to ensure adherence to current Departmental guidelines relating to victim’s rights and services responsibilities
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software applications (i.e., Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook)
  • Ability to use, understand and maintain directories, personnel lists and other guides and references to provide a variety of information on the office and to refer questions to other offices
  • Skill in meeting and dealing with people in a courteous and tactful manner
  • Skill in operating a personal computer
Requirements or Qualifications: 
Must pass a government Background and Credit Check
Selection Criteria: 
Phone Screen then In-Person interview with DOJ
Application Due Date: 
September 08 2019
Additional Information: 
If interested and available, please reply to leslie.mcneal@mcnealpro.com with an updated Word version of your resume and salary requirements.