Duties include: conducting legal, legislative, and historical research; cite checking and filing electronically briefs and memoranda; maintaining, updating, and organizing paper and electronic reference files; tracking and compiling Senate rules, statutes, and court decisions; assisting with administrative tasks, including answering telephone calls. The candidate must also be willing and able to perform computer systems administrator functions, aided by the Senate computer center. Starting salary negotiable, depending on experience and qualifications. This position is eligible for a hybrid work schedule including telework.Responsibilities
RequirementsConditions of Employment
- Under attorney supervision, perform research (factual, legal, internet, and other) and analyze documents to identify issues and relevant information. Compile information and prepare documentation that details key findings.
- Perform legal and factual cite checking, including creating Table of Authorities, Table of Contents, shepardizing and editing briefs to Blue Book standards and applicable court rules. Cite-checking proficiency is required.
- Proofread briefs and other legal documents.
- Maintain and organize electronic case files to ensure case documents are easily and promptly accessible to all team members.
- File electronically briefs and memoranda as needed.
- Track and compile Senate rules, statutes, and court decisions.
- Assist with administrative tasks, including answering telephone calls.
https://www.senate.gov/ . Qualifications
- Broad range of experience in the legal profession as a working paralegal.
- Understanding of the U.S Congress desirable.
- Legal research skills with proficiency in Westlaw, Lexis-Nexis, PACER, and Congressional databases.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite applications including Outlook, Excel and Word; knowledge of WordPerfect helpful.
- Experience editing pdf files in Adobe Pro.
- Proficiency with SharePoint intranets.
- Ability to research, analyze, and organize effectively.
- Strong written and verbal communications skills.
- Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment with attorneys and other staff members.
- Bachelor's Degree.
- Paralegal certificate from an ABA-approved school preferred.