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Paralegal III
Ref No.: 18-05616
Location: San Francisco, California
Start Date: 08/13/2018
Order # RFQ1317213
Job Title Paralegal III
Number of resumes 5 resumes
Resume Due 08/22/2018 EOD







Job Description
Job Title Paralegal III
Client Department of Justice
The United States Attorney's Office, Northern District of California
Place of Performance United States Attorney's Office
Northern District of California
450 Golden Gate Avenue, 11th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102-3495
Resume Due 8/21/2018 EOD
Number of Positions 1
No of Resumes 5
Period of performance September 21, 2018 through September 20, 2019
Base + 2 option Years (1900 hours + 25 Overtime hours each)
Working Hours 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, excluding Federal holidays.
US Citizen Mandatory
Security Clearance Preferred any active clearance or investigation. Or capable of passing any clearance.
Experience Preferred defense or Department of Justice experience
References 3 professional references:
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Job Duties
  • The work involves research and analysis of legal and factual issues
  • Managing large amounts of electronic data and documents during the investigatory, discovery, and trial phases of litigation.
  • The drafting of pleadings, correspondence and/or memoranda. As a result, the work characteristically involves managing and analyzing large volumes of documents (electronic and/or hard copy), including setting up databases and systems for organizing hundreds of thousands or millions of pages of documents and searching for documents on particular topics or witnesses compiling substantive information on legal subjects;
  • Collecting, analyzing and evaluating evidence; and analyzing legal decisions.
  • knowledge of a wide variety of litigation-oriented computer software and databases including, for example, eScan-IT, IPRO, Concordance, Case Map, Time Map, Text Map and Trial Director. The work also requires knowledge of other computer systems including Westlaw, Lexis and Nexis and Electronic Case Filing (ECF) systems. The work also requires knowledge of basic court rules and legal principles.
a. The Contractor shall provide litigation services to include, but not limited to the following:
  1. Organize, manage, and search large volumes of documents (electronic and hard copy.)
  2. Based on the nature of the particular legal issue or case, prepare a variety of substantive legal documents. These documents are drafted for review and approval of AUSA staff prior to issue. Upon approval, process documents and perform necessary follow-up.
  3. Prepare, review, and maintain a variety of grand jury and trial-related documents (e.g.grand jury subpoenas, discovery letters, exhibit lists, jury instructions, and trial subpoenas) by applying a thorough knowledge of the Federal Rules of Evidence and Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure and application of practical litigative experience.
  4. Receive, examine, and evaluate new and complex cases referred for investigation with reference to the facts of the case, data requested and investigative worthiness. Determine the need for additional information and evidence, and liaise with the appropriate investigative agency to obtain this information and evidence.
  5. Conduct or assist with agency interviews and potential witnesses to assist the AUSAs in preparation for trial.
  6. Research, analyze, and summarize relevant legal precedents for applicability to assigned cases; prepare digests of points of law involved; and analyze appellate records to isolate facts pertinent to distinct legal issues.
  7. Maintain regular contact with the applicable federal agencies to ensure provision of complete and timely cooperation in all aspects of assigned cases.
b. Provide a variety of legal assistance and technical work requiring a specialized knowledge of processes, procedures, and practices to support legal activities. Support assignments of this nature involve the form, content and issues of legal instruments and documents, and the steps and procedures involved in processing, storing, and retrieving legal actions and legal information pertaining to the activities of the USAO. Characteristic assignments of this nature include one or more of the following:
  1. Monitor the progress of pending cases and initiates action to ensure that legal pleadings, forms, reports, correspondence, and other documents are prepared and submitted within established deadlines. Keep appropriate staff members informed about the current status of cases.
  2. Compile, organize and index various discovery and evidence exhibits for trial, and witness testimony, and develop and compile jury instructions to assist AUSAs in preparing for trial. Work closely with assigned attorney(s) to ensure material is efficiently arranged.
  3. Maintain case files, and issue subpoenas compelling the production of evidence or witness testimony.
  4. Produce and provide to the attorney the appropriate legal documents, information, exhibits, or witnesses at the appropriate time during those court proceedings.
c. Perform a variety of administrative duties in support of the assigned AUSAs. Support assignments of this nature involve administrative support not of a strictly legal nature, but which typically involves automation support or other administrative subject-matter areas. Automation support may include one or more of the following:
  1. Use one or more types of personal computer-based software (i.e. word processing, spreadsheet, or database management) and develop methods for automating reports, statistical data, text and graphics.
  2. Identify user requirements, select appropriate software, and establish detailed functional procedures needed to enter and to retrieve data for other application users.
  3. Use established data bases, perform data searches, report design, and other data retrieval assignments. Reports may be of a recurring nature or of a special, one-time nature based on user information requirements.
d. Provide a variety of ancillary office support functions.

EDUCATION:
  • A four-year degree or a paralegal certificate plus relevant experience of a minimum of three years of litigation paralegal experience, including some trial related experience.
  • Contractor personnel must have the ability to prove U.S. citizenship and the Contractor must ensure that Contractor personnel meet the Department of Justice residency requirements.

SKILLS:
Contractor personnel must have a sound working knowledge of the legal system, legal research procedures, and sources of information. At least one year of experience in automated litigation support experience is required. Must also possess excellent written and oral communication skills, analytical ability, and thorough knowledge of legal research tools. Must have hands-on familiarity with a variety of computer applications, including word processing, databases, and spreadsheets, and the ability to deliver highest quality work under pressure and changing deadlines. Additionally, the following knowledge, skills and abilities are desired:
  1. Knowledge of the principles, concepts, and methods of legal research and analysis sufficient to perform assigned case development and documentation assignments which is typically covered by established precedents.
  2. Knowledge of the litigation process, local court rules, and relevant court procedures.
  3. Knowledge of the functions and applicable regulations and procedures of federal offices with which there is constant and continuing contact, e.g., U.S. Magistrate Judges, District Court Judges, U.S. Marshals Service, District Clerk's Offices, U.S. Magistrates' Offices, FBI, DEA, IRS and other investigative agencies.
  4. Skilled in locating, logging, indexing, filing and retrieving materials in order to develop an effective system for purposes of discovery and exhibit lists.