Paralegal for US Attorneys Office (20.64/hr)

AITHERAS, LLCtypePlace, LouisianaFull TimeOn Site

Position: Paralegal

Location: U.S. Attorney’s Office (650 Poydras Street, Suite 1600, New Orleans, LA 70150)

Compensation: $20.64/hr + $4.22 in Health and Welfare Coverage

Work Hours: 40 Hours Per week

Start Date: ASAP

References: 3 Professional References are needed to consider you.

Duties (Per Statement of Work):
Aitheras LLC is looking for a top notch candidate to perform Paralegal support in support of one of our
federal agency customers in New Orleans, LA.

Overtime and travel may be required as needed with proper authorization.
Individual may support any division/section within depending on the needs of the office at time
of hire.
The Paralegal is responsible for directly and independently supporting Assistant United States
Attorneys (AUSAs) with assisting in a wide variety of technical paralegal services, including
dealings with healthcare fraud and drug investigations and trials and all other types of cases
handled by the Criminal and Civil Divisions. The work requires a sound working knowledge of the
legal system, legal research procedures, and sources of information.

Typical assignments include the following but not limited to:

 Examines, prepares, and processes a variety of technical legal documents which are
characteristically voluminous and complex in format.
 Reviews incoming material and independently determines the need for assembly and
preparation of a variety of legal documents, e.g., complaints, motions, orders, answers,
pleadings, and subpoenas.
 Obtains needed information from files, law enforcement agencies, or other sources,
and submits completed legal documents to the appropriate AUSA or, in limited cases,
directly to the court.
 In preparation of documents, considers the nature and the status of the case involved.
With limited instructions from the AUSA, prepares such legal actions as indictments,
criminal complaints, search warrants, judgments, applications, notices, affidavits,
summonses, grand jury subpoenas, rules to show cause, proofs of claim, and
satisfaction of judgment.
 Completes variable aspects of recurring legal documents in conformance with the
rules governing their style and format.
 Provides assistance to attorneys in trial preparation by performing duties such as
independently compiling trial notebooks, assembling jury instructions, and compiling
witness and exhibit lists.
 Coordinates with the victim/witness specialist to ensure adherence to current
Departmental guidelines relating to victims’ rights and services responsibilities.
 Notifies appropriate individuals of victim/witness issues.
 Using original and online legal resources, verifies citations and statutory references
contained in legal documents. Ensures citations are complete and consistent with
source material.

 Develops tables of contents and indices to briefs in accordance with established format.
Lists cited cases, opinions and miscellaneous references in briefs.
 Composes original letters that do not require legal interpretations, but do require a
good working knowledge of legal procedures and specialized terminology, e.g.,
transmittal of pleadings, requests for extensions of time in certain cases, notifying of
actions taken or developments in cases referred by other federal departments and
agencies, and notices to attorneys representing defendants.
 Legal Writing – At direction of assigned AUSA, drafts initial legal and administrative
briefs, motions, oppositions to defense motions and correspondence for AUSA review.
Prepares documents that summarize and explain case files, depositions, or
interrogatories. Analyzes information, identifies missing information that requires
additional research or investigation and identifies the appropriate reference source.
Drafts legal documents that identify the legal or factual issues in the case, locate
precedents and develop legally supportable conclusions. Uses considerable judgment in
interpreting and adapting guidelines to draft correspondence and legal documents that
accurately summarize information. Reviews, proofreads and edits legal documents.
Verifies citations and statutory references against original sources.

Provides a variety of direct clerical and administrative support assistance services to AUSA staff.
 Receives visitors and telephone callers. Furnishes requested information
concerning pending and closed matters and cases, functions and general
procedures of the office. Determines which matters should be referred to the
AUSA and the urgency of the matter.
 Establishes and maintains a variety of files.
 Searches legal reference files for information needed by AUSAs in conducting
interviews and preparing correspondence.
 Assembles exhibits, affidavits, and other legal documents from file material.
 Separates, screens, selects, assembles, and organizes files and records material for
disposition or transfer to records depository in accordance with established procedures.
 Performs docketing duties such as opening, updating and closing cases through use of
the automated case tracking system.
 As necessary, searches database for required information.
 Enters information into various databases and monitors for continued necessity.
Reviews bills and invoices and submits to budget office for payment.
 Maintains calendar of assigned active cases. Tracks filing, hearing, and trial dates, and
scheduling conferences and interviews. Develops and maintains suspense system for
ongoing cases and informs the AUSA of pending dates and deadlines. Maintains
calendar(s) of the AUSA(s), scheduling appointments, interviews, and conferences,
and provides reminders of commitments and court appearances.
 Arranges travel by preparing itinerary, and securing transportation and hotel
reservations. Prepares travel authorizations and vouchers for traveler signature and
Government approval.
 Provides automated litigation assistance to attorneys in trial preparation and
courtroom presentations. Utilizes various software applications and graphics

hardware such as scanners and plotters. Prepares documents, charts, and visual
materials for use in trials. Provides technical support e.g., enlarging charts and
photographs, duplicating tapes and videos, and marking exhibits.

Produces a variety of written documents and materials utilizing a wide range of office software
applications. For example, assignments may include integrating output from different software types,
e.g., tables produced by database applications and charts and graphs produced by electronic
spreadsheet applications, into word processing or desk top publishing text. Products include
complicated tables, graphs and charts which may be incorporated into legal documents or courtroom
presentations. Ensures proper format, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and grammar.
The above mentioned duties may be performed as single functions or in combination with one
another. One is expected to perform paralegal/legal assistant duties as defined by the contract
Basic Qualifications:
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Paralegal certificate, Juris Doctorate, or currently attending an ABA-accredited law school,
having completed at least one year of study.
  • At least one year of litigation paralegal experience.
  • Basic legal knowledge, including knowledge of standard legal citation to cite check legal
motions and memorandum.
  • Sufficient experience with legal research tools such as LEXIS and Westlaw to perform basic legal
  • Thorough knowledge and hands-on familiarity with a variety of computer applications,
including word processing, databases (such as document review and file management systems),
spreadsheets, imaging, and hardware systems.
  • Basic familiarity with ESI tools and knowledge of eDiscovery procedures and resources.
  • Ability to consistently deliver highest quality work under extreme pressure.
  • Some walking, standing, bending and carrying of small office items
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working in a Government and/or Litigation Support environment in conjunction with
basic qualifications, preferred.
  • Automated litigation support experience.
  • Experience with VNS, CDCS, FMIS, E2 Travel, preferred.
  • Trial experience very helpful.
  • Experience with civil and/or criminal cases.
  • Experience with organization and management of a large volume of documents/discovery.
  • Current or active clearance.


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