Senior Paralegal Hybrid/Remote

Employer
CACI International Inc.
Location
Suitland, MD
Posted
Sep 26, 2022
Closes
Oct 03, 2022
Ref
665421383
Industry
Law
Hours
Full Time
Senior Paralegal Hybrid/RemoteJob Category: Service Contract ActTime Type: Full timeMinimum Clearance Required to Start: DOJ MBIEmployee Type: RegularPercentage of Travel Required: Up to 10%Type of Travel: LocalWhat You'll Get to DoCACI is looking for talented Senior Paralegal professionals to support the Department of Justice's mission. Positions like this are critical and are very involved with high-profile important cases. In this role, you will work collaboratively with teams of DOJ attorneys to handle a wide variety of litigation support tasks from the basics (preparing and filing documents with courts and organizing, tracking and archiving legal documents) to the more complex tasks (redacting and protecting privilege information, conducting factual and legal research, assisting in witness interviews, depositions and trial preparation by preparing binders, indexing discovery, and preparing evidentiary exhibits, and providing in-court room assistance). For this specific position, the Senior Paralegal will support various litigation matters within the Department of Homeland Security, US Citizenship and Immigration Services, namely mandamus litigation, visa petition appeals, and complex class action litigation. This is a hybrid position, with expected telework and part-time onsite support taking place at the USCIS headquarters in Camp Spring, MD. CACI is committed to growing our eDiscovery workforce and has included tuition reimbursement for Relativity certifications, the ACEDS certification and Paralegal Certificates! This is a great opportunity for someone to grow their careers. Please apply if you are interested to hear more! More About the RoleThe Senior Paralegal position is critical to the Department of Justices' mission and is leaned on to perform critical tasks for high-profile cases. In this position you will be a part of a high-performing team that include the following responsibilities:Work products are reviewed prior to submission; however, often develops these products with minimal direct supervision other than written guidelines. Compiles, prepares, and summarizes relevant materials for use by attorneys in discovery and in preparation of motions, briefs and other legal documents.Summarizes depositions and other transcripts; maintains case files; performs moderately complex legal research; synopsizes transcripts of hearings and oral arguments for attorney use.Reviews case related materials and, for example, identifies potentially conflicting statements or areas requiring further investigation.Writes preliminary drafts of legal memoranda and correspondence; indexes, tracks and controls document discovery (including documents produced and received in discovery); indexes and tracks exhibits and other materials at depositions and at trial. Prepares exhibit cross-references. Provide in court assistance as needed. Reviews documents for relevance and privilege according to established guidelines and criteria.Other examples of the types of work to be performed include compilation of documents for FOIA, production requests, Congressional inquiries, etc.**Flexible telework is allowed. After an initial "learning and training" period in-person every day for 1 to 3 months, in-person support is expected to be only 2 days over a 2-week/10 business days pay period (based upon assignment). **There is free parking in the building garage for a year (to be evaluated next year by the local USCIS HQ Facilities management) and there is paid parking at the Metro Station across the street from the USCIS HQ at Camp Springs, MD. Please note the availability of public Metro transportation to the Station across the street from USCIS HQ.You'll Bring These QualificationsRequires paralegal certificate, or JD, or currently attending an ABA-accredited law school, having completed at least one year of study.At least 2 years of litigation paralegal experience, including 1 year of experience in automated litigation supportSound working knowledge of federal and state court system, legal research procedures, and legal research resources. Excellent written and oral communication skills.Thorough knowledge of legal research tools such as LEXIS and Westlaw. Hands-on familiarity with a variety of computer applications, including word processing, databases (such as document review and file management systems), spreadsheets, imaging, and hardware systems, eg, Relativity, Excel, JEFS/Box.com, Word, Zoom, Teams, Power Point, and social media toolsHands-on familiarity with ESI tools and knowledge of eDiscovery procedures and resources. Ability to consistently deliver highest quality work under extreme pressure.Advanced skills with Excel.Professional, can-do, customer-service attitude.Ability to travelThese Qualifications Would Be Nice to HaveMulti-Language skills preferred, but not required.Experience with cite checking/BluebookingTrial experience is helpfulImmigration law experience is valuable.What We Can Offer You:- We've been named a Best Place to Work by the Washington Post.- Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives.- We offer competitive benefits and learning and development opportunities.- We are mission-oriented and ever vigilant in aligning our solutions with the nation's highest priorities.- For over 55 years, the principles of CACI's unique, character-based culture have been the driving force behind our success.Company Overview: At CACI, you will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact by providing information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. CACI is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.As a federal contractor, CACI is subject to any federal vaccine mandates or other customer vaccination requirements. All new hires are required to report their vaccination status.