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Senior Paralegal - LAC Group

Location: USA - NY - Islip

LAC Group is seeking an experienced Senior Paralegal to work for a federal agency in Islip, NY. The selected Senior Paralegal will support a broad range of complex tasks related to case management and trial preparations working independently and in collaboration with government attorneys. Tasks will range from legal research and analysis to preparing trial-related documents and exhibits This is a three-year, full-time (40 hours a week; Monday to Friday) benefit contract position. Overtime may be required from time to time and travel to and from New York City. This position is open only to current US Citizens and candidates must pass a background investigation.

Responsibilities:
  • Assignments vary based on the case, but characteristically involve analyzing legal decisions; compiling substantive information on legal subjects; and collecting, analyzing, and evaluating evidence in connection with hearing appeals, litigation, or advisory services when these assignments require a specialized knowledge of law.
  • Review documents and other materials produced pursuant to subpoena and/or discovery; maintains inventory of materials produced pursuant to subpoena and/or discovery; and prepares outline of substance of documents/materials produced pursuant to subpoena and/or discovery.
  • Prepares and maintains a variety of trial-related documents by applying a thorough knowledge of the Federal Rules of Evidence and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and application of practical litigation experience.
  • In an independent setting, performs a wide variety of duties involved in evaluating potential cases for investigation and prosecution.
  • Conducts research using legal databases, briefs, statutes, precedents, and other print or electronic resources to gather and analyze data; confirm citations, and support ongoing litigation.
  • Prepares briefs and reports summarizing research findings including applicable Federal, state and tribal laws; precedent cases, or other factors. Develops tables of contents, citations and indices to briefs in accordance with established formats.
  • Reviews legal documents, memoranda, and other materials for accuracy, completeness, and conformance to Supreme Court Style, Blue Book rules.
  • Utilizes Desk-top Publishing to convert draft Supreme Court briefs through MS-DOS or WordPerfect file format for camera-ready copy for printing purposes.
  • Provides training to various personnel, including state and local law enforcement officers on the Agency’s processes and procedures.
  • Interviews witnesses for factual information.
  • Assists with trial preparations including creating exhibits and charts, exhibits.
  • Performs a wide variety of administrative tasks necessary to support investigations and trial preparation such as tracking payment activity, preparing and transmitting correspondence, examining forms for completeness and accuracy, maintaining a calendar of meetings, filing dates, and court appearances, etc.
  • Assists to Administrative Law Judge during hearings by preparing and briefing witness, handling exhibits, and maintaining all files necessary for final adjudication.
  • Performs docketing duties such as opening, updating, and closing cases through use of the automated case tracking system. Searches database for required information as necessary.
  • Assists in processing requests for disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) by reviewing FOIA requests, identifying requesting information and making recommendations for release of information.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
  • Must be a current US Citizen
  • Must possess a minimum of 7 years’ experience in investigative methods to uncover criminal violations (experience in the use of the legal process, such as grand jury subpoenas and search warrants preferred).
  • Must possess a minimum of 5 years’ experience in providing guidance in investigations.
  • Experience working with other agencies (law enforcement and federal preferred).
  • Thorough knowledge of the Federal Rules of Evidence and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Experience reviewing and analyzing information, providing written reports and analysis, and developing documents for motion and trial.
  • Previous legal environment experience as well as the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties as specified herein.
  • Proficiency in the use of legal research programs and in use of a personal computer to produce a wide range of documents utilizing Microsoft Office software programs (i.e., Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook). Experience with MS-DOS and WordPerfect preferred.
  • 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.
  • Paralegal certificate preferred but not required
  • Strong communication skills, and the ability to maintain regular contact with law enforcement agencies, witnesses, opposing counsel, experts, and court personnel.

LAC Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Affirmative Action Employer who values diversity in the workplace.

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