Career Center

Senior Paralegal

Location: Baltimore, MD
Posted On: 07/19/2021
Requirement Code: 48061
Requirement Detail
Education / Certification Requirement:    
•    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.  
•    Only the Contracting Officer can approve a waiver of the education requirements.  

Position-specific Required Skills:    
•    At least one year of litigation paralegal experience required; trial experience very helpful.  
•    Requires excellent written and oral communication skills and thorough knowledge of legal research tools such as LEXIS and Westlaw.  
•    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.  
•    Ability to consistently deliver highest quality work under extreme pressure will be very important.  
•    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.  

Day-to-Day Responsibilities:    
•    Works under the direction of a Supervisory Paralegal or a Project Supervisor.  
•    Contact mostly with other Contractor staff, but occasional contact with trial staff may be required.
•    Work products are reviewed prior to submission; however, often develops these products with minimal direct supervision other than written guidelines.  In addition to functions performed by Paralegals, described below, 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.