PARALEGAL/LEGAL ASSISTANT II : Fresno, CA (66702)
Security Clearance: Top Secret
Clearance Status: Must be Obtainable
Schedule: Full Time
Type of Travel: Continental US
Percent of Travel Required: Up to 10
Based on the nature of the particular legal issue or case, performs one or more of the following complex paralegal support assignments in support of civil litigation. This work is performed in close collaboration with the attorney(s) responsible for the case.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES:
Independently conducts in:depth research, works up case files and prepares correspondence and pleadings in assigned cases. Coordinates closely with client agencies. Analyzes facts by reviewing all available documents, reports, and correspondence. Independently determines the need for and drafts legal pleadings, including answers, cross:claims, default papers, discovery documents, stipulations, declarations, motions, briefs in support of or opposition to motions, trial briefs, proposed orders and judgments, settlements, and consent judgments.
Research and Analysis:
1. Prepares cases for litigation. Collects, analyzes and evaluates evidence to support the position of the Government. Obtains the necessary factual information on cases; examines, scrutinizes and analyzes litigation reports, administrative records, transcripts and case files. Uses numerous methods and techniques to determine and resolve factual and legal issues.
2. Performs detailed and complex legal research of laws, legal opinions, agency policies and regulations, precedent cases, Federal Rules of Civil and Appellate Procedure, legal texts and treatises bearing on the legal issues of cases.
3. Reviews files and documents in assigned cases to become familiar with the issues. Analyzes and summarizes factual aspects of cases, including reading and analyzing reports of federal agencies on particular cases.
4. Performs legal research and analysis of particular issues and cases identified by the attorneys; researches case law, statutes, regulations, court rules, policies, procedures, federal register, legal periodicals, and other legal authorities that are relevant to the particular issues. Organizes these source materials by providing summaries, bibliographies, and indices for use in litigation.
1. Assists civil AUSAs in conducting and responding to discovery. Prepares discovery documents including interrogatories, requests for admissions, requests for production of documents, notices of depositions, subpoenas, etc. Organizes, scans and bates, and prepares responses to discovery, including objections and privilege logs.
2. Conducts interviews of potential witnesses and reviews, summarizes and outlines trial testimony to assist the AUSA in preparation for trial.
3. Notes deficiencies in case materials, e.g., missing documents, conflicting statements, and requests further investigation by inv