Paralegal II - posted 6/5/19

Paralegal II - posted 6/5/19

Company Name: 
McNeal Professional Services
FT/PT Status: 
Full Time
Location
Louisville
KY
Salary Range: 
$54,392
Job Summary: 

We are looking to place a Paralegal II on a 5 year project in Louisville, KY with the Department of Justice, Criminal Division.  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:

The contractor shall provide a Paralegal Specialist with the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties as reflected herein. The Incumbent shall be proficient in Microsoft Office Software programs and personal computers and networked systems. The incumbent must have the ability to research, analyze and compile data into presentation format. He/she must have the ability to communicate clearly and interface diplomatically with all District personnel by having a strong background in English and grammar. Further, the person must be able to conduct group and individual training.

The contractor will work on projects that may involve different disciplines within the district In the course of the day, there will be some walking, standing, bending and transport of small office equipment/supplies. There are frequent occasions where lifting and carrying of heavy boxes of records and other objects is required.

The contractor must have the ability to prove U.S. citizenship and that the contractor personnel meet the Department of Justice residency requirements.

The USAO, Western District of Kentucky requires a Paralegal Specialist to support the USAO's criminal prosecution program, which covers a variety of cases in which the United States is the plaintiff. The incumbent will have the knowledge, skills and abilities to provide a wide variety of technical and administrative support services. The paralegal should be capable of completing tasks that involve investigative and litigative support functions, research and analysis and utilization of diverse databases. The paralegal shall be conversant on office automation software, including, Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint as well at litigation support software including but not limited to Concordance, Trial Director, Ipro Eclipse, CaseMap, etc.  The paralegal shall also possess excellent organizational and communication skills. 

Specific Tasks:

The contractor shall provide a Paralegal Specialist for a period of one year to provide services to include, but not limited to:

  • Utilizes a variety of automated legal research tools, such as LexisNexis and Westlaw, as well as public information databases, including Pacer, 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.
  • Prepares and maintains a variety case-related documents, e.g. discovery letters, exhibit lists, witness information, etc.
  • Provides a variety of legal assistance and technical work requiring a specialized knowledge of rules, processes, procedures, and practices to support legal activities in Federal Court. 
  • Receive, review and organize investigative material and documentary evidence received from investigative agencies.  Notes 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.
  • Maintains regular contact with law enforcement agencies to ensure provision of complete and timely cooperation in all aspects of assigned cases.
  • Provides case organization and management in anticipation of trial or court presentation by preparing and organizing exhibits containing a variety of visual material, e.g., statistical charts and photographs.  
  • Compiles, organizes and indexes various discovery and evidence exhibits for trial, witness testimony as it relates to specific criminal charge evidence, and develops and compiles jury instructions to assist AUSA in preparing for trial.  Works closely with assigned attorney(s) to insure material is efficiently arranged.
  • Produces and provides to the attorney the appropriate legal documents, information, exhibits, or witnesses at the appropriate time during those court proceedings.
  • Prepares exhibits for trial which typically involves a wide range of visual materials including charts, diagrams, photographs and models. Depending on the nature and complexity of the case, personally prepares trial exhibits, or initiates preparation by other appropriate staff or contractors to ensure timely production prior to the trial date. Maintains accounting systems for materials to be used as exhibits in grand jury proceedings and trials, prepares lists and tables to correlate the exhibits with grand jury transcripts, and keeps a strict account of the exhibits used in such proceedings.
  • Provides advice to attorney and other legal support staff on the most effective and efficient ways to prepare, present and maintain a variety of administrative legal documents, e.g., discovery letters, exhibit lists, jury instructions and subpoenas.
  • Performs a variety of administrative duties in support of the assigned AUSAs, which typically involves automation support or other administrative tasks. Automation support may include: 
  • Using one or more types of personal computer (PC) based software, develops methods for automating reports, statistical data, text and graphics.
  • Using established databases, performs data searches, report design, and other data retrieval assignments.
  • Serves as contact person for assigned cases and provides information and assistance concerning status or relevant procedural issues. Exercises discretion and judgment in determining what information may be provided and to whom.
Application Process: 
Submit resume
Selection Criteria: 
Phone Screen then In-Person interview with DOJ
Application Due Date: 
June 09 2019
Additional Information: