Senior Litigation Paralegal

Washington, D.C
Oct 24, 2020
Nov 02, 2020
Full Time


The Office of House Employment Counsel (OHEC) represents employing offices of the U.S. House of Representatives with respect to employment law matters under the Congressional Accountability Act ("CAA") and is seeking an experienced litigation paralegal who will manage OHEC's internal case docket, conduct document coding and review, handle court filings, and conduct blue-booking and cite-checking of briefs, all with minimal training and oversight.

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• Provide litigation support, at the direction of OHEC attorneys, including:
o Conduct document collection, review and coding (including managing e-data databases);
o Assist with deposition preparation, scheduling, and subpoenas;
o Prepare and manage document and e-data holds;
o Assist with hearing and trial preparation, including developing chronologies, exhibits and exhibit lists, and related materials, and in-person attendance to support OHEC attorneys at hearings.
• Manage OHEC's litigation docket:
o Create and maintain internal docket sheet, ensuring that all relevant deadlines are calendared and regularly updated, and timely communication of all docket changes and deadlines to responsible OHEC attorneys;
o Calculate litigation deadlines and determine technical filing requirements in federal court and Office of Congressional Workplace Rights ("OCWR") litigation;
o Regularly monitor updates to relevant federal court rules and OCWR Procedural Rules;
o Interface as necessary with OCWR, federal court, and opposing counsel regarding administrative issues related to filings, document production and related matters.
• Practice support in non-litigation areas:
o Catalog and respond to OSHA inspections;
o Assist with employment handbook reviews;
o Assist with coordinating, scheduling and in-person support for OHEC training sessions;
• Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

Continued employment is contingent upon satisfactorily completing a criminal history records check. Employment with the U.S. House of Representatives is at-will. EOE.


An intensive paralegal certification program; five years of paralegal litigation experience, preferably at least two of which were primarily with respect to employment law litigation; extensive familiarity with court and/or administrative agency litigation filings, including ability to locate, research, interpret and apply filing rules and federal civil procedure rules; and demonstrated experience handling e-discovery and litigation holds.


Two-year post-high school educational program (e.g., Associates Degree, preferably in paralegal studies).

Additional information

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Highly qualified candidates will be evaluated based on a structured interview.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Required Documents

Not Applicable

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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