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Posted Jun 26
Full Time
Jefferson City, Missouri

Paralegal – (1) in Jefferson City’s Criminal and/or Civil Unit (location: U.S. Attorney’s Office, 80 Lafayette Street, Suite 2100, Jefferson City, Missouri)

Prepares legal documents using templates, such as motions, memoranda, subpoenas, correspondence, discovery documents and other similar documents and forms. Prepares all recurring legal documents in conformance with rules governing their style and format.

  • Performs routine document center support functions, such as photocopying, delivering items, assembling notebooks, including pulling file copies of documents, tabbing binders, numbering, binding, labeling, re-filing documents and shelving, packing boxes and preparing them for shipment, bate stamping, retrieving case materials, completing log sheet, answer phones, logging messages, and faxing information.
  • Provides trial preparation assistance to AUSAs by independently compiling trial notebooks, preparing jury instructions, drafting witness, and exhibit lists.
  • Opening new case files, closing case files, organizing case files, and record material for disposition or storage.
  • Maintains calendar of active cases and assigned AUSAs by scheduling appointments, interviews, conferences, providing reminders of commitments and court appearances.
  • Assistant AUSAs in producing discovery to defense council.
  • Maintains, manages, and organizes case material utilizing software, including databases, spreadsheets, and word processing applications.
  • Sorts incoming mail and prepares outgoing mail including packaging boxes for shipment.
  • Filing pleadings using the Electronic Court Filing system (ECF).
  • Produces a variety of written documents using templates ad materials utilizing a range of office software applications.
  • Completes all aspects of travel in accordance with Federal Travel Regulations (FTR) and Department of Justice (DOJ) policies, including traveling arrangements, submitting authorizations, completing vouchers, and submitting local mileage claims.
  • Sorts incoming mail and prepares outgoing mail including packaging boxes for shipment.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain MRPT facility credentials/authorization. Note: US Citizenship is required for MRPT facility credentials/authorization at this work location.
  • Requires paralegal certificate, or currently attending an ABA-accredited law school, having completed at least one year of study. One year of legal training or legal experience or at least two years of college education may be substituted for the paralegal certificate.
  • Additionally, at least one year of litigation paralegal experience or project experience (as related to the task order) is required; trial experience very helpful. Automated litigation support experience valued.
  • Must have basic legal knowledge, including knowledge of standard legal citation to cite check legal motions and memorandum and must have sufficient experience with legal research tools such as LEXIS and Westlaw to perform basic legal research.
  • Requires excellent written and oral communication skills, 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.
  • Role also requires basic familiarity with ESI tools and knowledge of eDiscovery procedures and resources. Ability to consistently deliver highest quality work under extreme pressure will be very important.

Amentum is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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