Law Clerk II (Los Angeles, CA)
This position is in support of the United States Attorneys Office in Los Angeles, CA at either 312 North Spring Street or 300 North Los Angeles Street. The estimated length of this assignment is through September 28, 2018 with the possibility of ONE (1) one year extension through May 31, 2019. With proper approvals, travel and overtime may be needed depending on work and caseload. The Employee is expected to perform duties in support of Criminal Division (Major Frauds). However, one may be moved to support other divisions/sections where needed depending upon the needs of the office. Employee will perform the following tasks, but not limited to: •Conducts on-site taint and discovery reviews for large, criminal cases prosecuted by the USAO. •Reviews hundreds of thousands of documents for Garrity material. •Reviews documents, creates indices, and summarizes the documents for analysis. The discovery review would involve reviewing documents, creating databases, coding, creating indices, and summarizing the documents for analysis. •Performs complex legal research. •Prepares draft legal documents, such as motions, briefs, memoranda of law, etc. •Reviews documents for relevance and privilege. •Assists attorneys with all phases of litigation. •Acts independently and/or as a team leader on larger projects. •Primary interface with trial attorneys, experts, and other client staff. •Produces high quality work using IPRO Eclipse, Relativity, and Excel, including tagging documents in IPRO Eclipse and Relativity. •Produces high quality work creating and using Excel spreadsheets. •Produces high quality work using PACER/ECF, Westlaw, and Lexis. •Works on criminal investigations (including researching and writing on issues arising in contentious litigation such as prosecutorial misconduct) of health care and tax crimes. •Performs other related duties at needed.
•Excellent written and oral communication skills.
•Must have law degree or, for some tasks, comparable combination of education and experience may be acceptable.
•Must have at least two to three years of progressively more responsible experience on litigation support projects including proven capabilities and communication skills to successfully interact with clients and attorneys.
•Requires sound working knowledge of federal and state court systems, legal research procedures, and legal research resources.
•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, and imaging.
•Proficient in Microsoft Office software programs (i.e., Word, Excel, Outlook, Access or other databases), WordPerfect and Adobe Professional.
•Ability to use IPRO Eclipse and Relativity or similiar applications/databases.
•Requires hands-on familiarity with ESI tools and knowledge of e-discovery procedures and resources.
•Must have ability to work independently and be detail oriented.
•Ability to work and interact professionally and effectively with all levels of staff.
•Ability to meet established deadlines and work as a team player in a professional office setting.
•Skill in meeting and dealing with people in a courteous and tactful manner.
•Some walking, standing, bending and carrying of small office items.
•Ability to obtain a security clearance.
•Must be a U.S. Citizen.
•Experience working in a government or legal/Litigation Support environment, strongly preferred.
•Active security clearance, preferred.
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