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Paralegal III
Ref No.: 18-02335
Location: Vancouver, Washington
Start Date / End Date: 05/01/2018 to 10/31/2018



Job Description
Job Title Paralegal III
Client US Department of Transportation
Place of Performance Federal Highway Administration
Western Federal Lands Highway Division
610 E 5th Street
Vancouver, WA 98661
Resume Due 4/11/2018 EOD
Number of Positions 1
No of Resumes 5
Period of performance Base Period: 5/01/2018 – 10/31/2018 (1,040 hours)
Option Period One: 11/01/2018 – 4/30/2019 (1,040 hours)
Working Hours 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Mon- Fri (40 hours per week)
US Citizen Mandatory
Security Clearance Active clearance is preferred. Able to clear all background check with fingerprint check.
Experience Federal Court experience is required.

Job Duties
The Contractor will perform a variety of tasks associated with litigation of cases including (but not limited to):
  • Receiving and analyzing incoming pleadings and correspondence; determining appropriate action and notes time limitations for response; drafting correspondence and legal documents for attorney's signature.
  • Assist in pretrial preparation by: preparing, scheduling, reviewing, and organizing discovery; notifying, interviewing, and managing witnesses
  • Analyze and evaluate case files against litigation worthiness standards.
  • Evaluate and determine the most efficient way to prepare supplement for record for submission to the United States Civilian Board of Contract Appeals.
  • Provide guidance to WFLHD Division Counsel as to the proper procedural and legal technicalities involved in filing supplemental exhibits for trial.
  • Prepare trial exhibits by compiling, organizing, and indexing exhibits for submission to the United States Civilian Board of Contract Appeals.
o This will include noting and correcting case file deficiencies (e.g., missing documents, inconsistent material, leads not investigated).
  • Prepare and organize other trial exhibits, as required, such as statistical charts and photographic exhibits
  • Assist in preparing witnesses for trial including interviewing relevant personnel and potential witnesses to gather information
  • Prepare summaries of depositions and identify issues to be addressed at trial
  • Review and analyze available precedents relevant to cases under consideration for use in post-trial briefing.
  • Review all incoming motions and briefs to determine what action is needed.
  • Organize and maintain case files and other legal files
Skills:
  • Knowledge of United States Civilian Board of Contract Appeals rules and procedures for filing electronic exhibits or equivalent with another court.
  • Knowledge of the capabilities and use of resources and technology for preparing trial exhibits, both electronic and hard copy.
  • Skills in designing comprehensive plans to accomplish specific case work objectives.
  • Skills in locating, logging, indexing, filing and retrieving materials.
  • Knowledge of the legal principles, concepts and methods of legal research and analysis.
  • Knowledge of legal reference materials and ability to perform legal research sufficient to compose legal documents and correspondence and verify citations and statutory references
  • Knowledge of the capabilities and use of automated resources and technology. This includes knowledge of automated legal research tools.
  • Knowledge of legal terminology and legal reference materials.

Experience:
  • A paralegal with significant experience in working with either the United States Court of Federal Claims or United States Civilian Board of Contract Appeals.
  • Significant experience working in electronic documentation in any State or Federal District Court will be sufficient.

Travel: Not Required