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Senior Paralegal - DC

employment type: contract

As one of the nations largest legal staffing providers, Hire Counsel is seeking experienced paralegals who are interested in a career supporting the Federal Government in DC.Security clearance is required and successful applicants must be willing to apply for clearance through the sub-contractor. This process can take several months.

Project Details:

  • Anticipated start date: As soon as a clearance application is complete
  • Estimated duration: Long Term
  • Hours: 40 hours per week
  • Location: DC
  • Pay rate: $26.47 + $4.22 H&W

The position will work on the following tasks with others as needed:

  • Works under the direction of Supervisory Paralegal or Project Supervisor.
  • Work products are reviewed prior to submission; however, often develops these products with minimal direct supervision other than written guidelines.
  • Performs moderately complex legal research; synopsizes transcripts of hearings and oral arguments for attorney use; reviews case related materials and, for example, identifies potentially conflicting statements or areas requiring further investigation; writes preliminary drafts of simple legal memoranda and correspondence.
  • Contact mostly with other Contractor staff, but occasional contact with trial staff may be required.

Qualifications:

  • Requires paralegal certificate, or JD, or currently attending an ABA-accredited law school, having completed at least one year of study.
  • At least two years of litigation paralegal experience required; trial experience very helpful.
  • At least one year of experience in automated litigation support.
  • Requires sound working knowledge of federal and state court system, legal research procedures, and legal research resources.
  • Requires excellent written and oral communication skills and thorough knowledge of legal research tools such as LEXIS and Westlaw.
  • Must have 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 hands-on 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.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must have the ability to obtain a U.S. Government security clearance (active clearance preferred)

Why work with Hire Counsel?
Hire Counsel works exclusively with the legal sector and is recognized as a national leader in legal staffing. With over 32 years of experience, we are proud to have been recognized with these 2018 industry awards:

  • Best Legal Staffing Provider USA (CV Magazine)
  • Best Staffing Providers for Legal/Litigation Staffing (The Recorder)
  • Best of Legal Recruiters (Corporate Counsel)
  • Best Professional Recruiting Firms (Forbes)
  • Best Executive Recruiting Firms (Forbes)
  • 100 Leading Legal Consultants and Strategists (Lawdragon)

For more information about our benefits and opportunities, visit www.hirecounsel.com


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