Paralegal

West 4th Strategy
 Salt Lake City, UT

ROLE

We need an experienced Paralegal for the U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Utah. In this role, you will provide a variety of direct legal support assistance to service Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA) staff. This is a full-time opportunity. We can offer job security and stability, a competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package.

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RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Utilize a variety of automated legal research tools as well as public information databases and other resources
  • Research case- or program-specific legal matters
  • Participate in assigned areas of civil proceedings, such as electronic discovery
  • Maintain electronic docket and calendar
  • Maintains case files and update case tracking databases
  • Compile, prepare, and summarize relevant materials for use by attorneys in discovery
  • Prepare motions, briefs, and other legal documents
  • Summarize depositions and other transcripts
  • Performs simple legal research
  • Index, track, and control document discovery (including documents produced and received in discovery)
  • Indexes, track, and exhibit and other materials at depositions and at trial
  • Assist criminal litigation teams by performing duties related to discovery materials
  • Track the status of electronic discovery projects to ensure deadlines are met
  • Process discovery production and conducting quality control checks
  • Communicate the status of assignments to litigation team members
  • Create and organizing trial exhibits
  • Store electronic versions of exhibits for court filings, hearings, and trials.
  • Use litigation support equipment and software applications
  • Aid in the investigation, presentation, and prosecution of federal cases
  • Compose original letters or e-communications using legal procedures and specialized terminology
  • Receive, review, and distribute incoming mail and e-mail
  • Provide litigation legal assistance requiring a specialized knowledge of processes, procedures, and practices
  • Support assignments in processing, storing, and retrieving legal actions assignments
  • Monitor the progress of pending cases and initiate action
  • Ensure legal pleadings, forms, reports, and correspondence are submitted within established deadlines
  • Keep appropriate staff members informed about the status of cases
  • Monitor state court, federal district court and bankruptcy dockets
  • Performs docketing duties such as opening, updating, and closing cases through case tracking system
  • Docket affirmative civil matters, defensive cases, foreclosure matters and bankruptcy claims
  • Serve as contact person for assigned cases
  • Provides information and assistance concerning status or relevant procedural issues
  • Exercise discretion and judgment in determining what information may be provided and to whom
  • Produce a variety of written e-documents and materials utilizing a wide range of office software applications
  • Create tables, graphs and charts which may be incorporated into legal documents or courtroom presentations
  • Ensure proper format, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and grammar
  • Determine which software (Eclipse, Relativity, CaseMap, etc.) is needed to review by investigators and attorneys
  • Prepare work requests for the local ALS team
  • Load the production to the appropriate review software and deliver the documents to ALS

EDUCATION

  • Bachelors degree

LOCATION

  • Salt Lake City, UT 84111

CLEARANCE

  • U.S. citizenship required since this role supports the U.S. federal government

CLIENT

  • Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Utah

TRAVEL

  • No travel required

WORK HOURS

  • 40 hours per week
  • 8 hours per day

EMPLOYMENT CLASSIFICATION

  • Employment Classification Eligibility W2 or 1099

RELOCATION

  • Not eligible for relocation benefits

West 4th Strategy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, national origin, age, marital status, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, pregnancy, political affiliation, military or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by federal or state law.

Other Considerations: applicants will be subject to a background investigation. Individuals primary workstation is located in an office area. The noise level in this environment is low to moderate. Regularly required to sit for extended periods up to 80% of the time; frequently required to move about to access file cabinets and use office equipment such as PC, copier, fax, telephone, cell phone, etc. Occasionally required to reach overhead, bend, and lift objects of up to 10 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include the use of computer monitor screens up to 80% of the time.

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