Open & closing dates
Opening and closing dates
11/08/2018 to 11/23/2018
Pay scale & grade
$68,036 to $88,450 per year
1 vacancy in the following location:
This job is open to
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All U.S. Citizens and Nationals
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As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.
This position is also being announced under Merit Promotion Procedures under 19-EDVA-10350207-MS.
Paralegal Specialist (Violent Crime), duties include:
- Work directly with attorneys, law enforcement agents, and support staff to prepare for criminal trials and provide courtroom support during trials in the Alexandria Division, with a particular emphasis on cases involving violent crimes, including gangs, firearms, and drug trafficking. These duties include compiling exhibits, trial notebooks, and jury instructions, and running the Trial Director courtroom presentation program during trials and other court proceedings.
- Process, manage, and organize criminal discovery materials for violent crime cases across the EDVA, with a particular emphasis on processing electronic discovery materials such as social media returns, emails, text messages, audio recordings, and video, using a variety of complex litigation support and e-discovery tools, methods, and programs, including Eclipse and Relativity.
- Work with attorneys to prepare substantive legal documents and conduct legal research in support of criminal investigations, prosecutions, and appeals. These duties include researching discrete legal issues relevant to proposed jury instructions, using online legal resources to verify citations and statutory references contained in district court pleadings and appellate briefs, and providing basic editing assistance for substantive legal documents such as appellate briefs, sentencing memos, motion responses, search warrant affidavits, material witness warrants, and Title III wiretap applications.
- Provide case-related administrative support to attorneys, including preparing foreign and domestic travel requests for attorneys and witnesses, procuring translations and transcriptions for written or recorded materials, and procuring expert witnesses and litigation consultants.
Because a significant portion of EDVA's violent crime cases involves transnational criminal gangs such as MS-13, Spanish-language proficiency is helpful, although not required, when managing criminal discovery materials in these cases. Likewise, strong candidates should have technical experience and familiarity with managing electronic discovery materials, including social media returns, emails, text messages, audio, and video evidence.
In addition to supporting cases and trials in the Alexandria Division, the paralegal in this position may work remotely to support electronic discovery projects for violent crime cases in the branch offices (Richmond, Norfolk, and Newport News), with occasional travel if necessary.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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