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Paralegal

Location: Illinois Medical District, IL
Company: CACI International
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Paralegal
Job Category: Service Contract Act
Time Type: Full time
Minimum Clearance Required to Start: DOJ MBI
Employee Type: Regular
Percentage of Travel Required: Up to 10%
Type of Travel: Local
What You'll Get to Do:
- Supports the USAO's criminal prosecution program which covers a variety of cases in which the United States is the plaintiff.
- Compiles, organizes and indexes voluminous evidence and exhibits for discovery, witness preparation and trial.
- Duplicates and produces discovery in hardcopy and electronic formats.
- Prepares and maintains a variety of case related documents including exhibit lists, discovery letters, exhibit binders, transcript binders and similar material.
- Works closely with assigned AUSAs to ensure case and trial materials are efficiently arranged.
- Maintains regular contact with law enforcement agents to ensure provision of complete and timely cooperation in all aspects of assigned cases.
- Serves as contact person for assigned cases and provides information and assistance concerning status or relevant procedural issues.
- Exercise's discretion and judgment in determining what information may be provided and to whom.
More About the Role:
- Works under the direction of Supervisory Paralegal or Project Supervisor.
- Performs the following tasks while complying with established procedures:
- Compiles, prepares, and summarizes relevant materials for use by attorneys in discovery and in preparation of motions, briefs and other legal documents.
- Summarizes depositions and other transcripts.
- Maintains case files.
- Performs simple legal research.
- Indexes, tracks and controls document discovery (including documents produced and received in discovery).
- Indexes, tracks and exhibits and other materials at depositions and at trial.
- Prepares exhibit cross-references.
- Assists attorneys in courtroom.
- Reviews documents for relevance and privilege according to established guidelines and criteria.
- Other examples of the types of work to be performed include compilation of documents for FOIA, production requests, Congressional inquiries, etc.
You'll Bring These Qualifications:
- Requires paralegal certificate, or JD, or currently attending an ABA-accredited law school, having completed at least one year of study.
- At least one year of litigation paralegal experience 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.
These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:
- Knowledge of and skill in the use of automated litigation support software. For example, Concordance, CaseMap, Relativity, Sanction, IPRO and similar software.
- Knowledge of and skill in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access and PowerPoint) is required.
- Knowledge of and skill in the use of common office hardware, including personal computers, electronic media duplicators, scanners, facsimile machines, photocopiers, multifunction printers, telephones and similar equipment is required.
- Communication skills are extremely important.
- Works and interacts professionally and effectively with all levels of staff.
- Ability to meet established deadlines and work as a team player in a professional office.
What We Can Offer You:
- We've been named a Best Place to Work by the Washington Post.
- Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives.
- We offer competitive benefits and learning and development opportunities.
- We are mission-oriented and ever vigilant in aligning our solutions with the nation's highest priorities.
- For over 55 years, the principles of CACI's unique, character-based culture have been the driving force behind our success.
Company Overview: At CACI, you will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact by providing information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. CACI is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
As a federal contractor, CACI is subject to any federal vaccine mandates or other customer vaccination requirements. All new hires are required to report their vaccination status.
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