Investigative Paralegal in Denver, CO at PAE

Date Posted: 1/13/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Denver, CO
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    1/13/2020

Job Description

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Investigative Paralegal

The Litigation Support Technologist will: load, organize, and process incoming ESI, documents, and other discovery produced in ACE investigations and cases using automated software systems such as eScanIT; assist in tracking, organizing and managing documents in document review platforms such as Relativity and Eclipse by performing a wide variety of tasks such as assisting and training AUSAs and agents in gaining access to and using those platforms, creating complex searches and queries, creating tags, and assisting in production of documents from those databases; review and analyze documents in document review platforms, and then create written summaries or chronologies of those documents; and assist attorneys with trial preparation and running trial presentation software. The Litigation Technology Specialist will work both independently and as part of an inter-agency team with government attorneys and others.

  • Works with Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs), investigators, federal agents, and support staff to determine the most effective strategy to meet litigation needs.
  • Reviews and analyzes documents produced in discovery or in response to subpoenas and Civil Investigative Demands, including but not limited to creating queries, tagging documents, and writing up analyses, summaries and chronologies of reviewed documents.
  • Reviews investigative reports, transcript testimonies, interview reports, ESI, and documents for a variety of civil cases to become familiar with the issues and identify pertinent material.
  • Assists and/or trains AUSAs, USAO support staff, investigators, and agents in organizing voluminous case information for efficient retrieval through automated means such as scanning, indexing, and controlling of documents into a database.  Ensures that documents are organized for efficient automated storage and retrieval by preparing appropriate indices, defining data file search criteria, and indexing/coding fields.  Monitors the progress of computer data entry effort.  Logs, organizes, and tracks all discovery and non-discovery materials using various software review programs (i.e., Eclipse, Relativity, Excel, Word).
  • Identifies software packages such as: databases, spreadsheets and word processing applications based on the effectiveness of (1) presenting complex and voluminous evidence, (2) producing graphic demonstrative evidence, and (3) meeting individual user needs.
  • Uses software programs to assist AUSAs in presentations (i.e., PowerPoint, Excel, CaseMap, Trial Director).  
  • Prepares witness books, exhibit lists and witness lists for submission to court, and exhibits to be utilized at trial and hearings, and synchronization of exhibits with Trial Director for exhibition in the courtroom.   When necessary, coordinates with vendors to ensure that exhibits are prepared in a timely fashion. 
  • Performs work that involves communicating through visual means.  Determines the placement and appearance of visual materials that will most effectively convey the information to the court, jury, and/or witnesses.  Prepares photo boards, maps, charts and other demonstrative exhibits required for litigation.
  • Uses Trial Director (or other trial presentation software) during trials. Prepares computerized trial presentation programs. Ensures computers and DVD/TV recording equipment is in place in courtrooms. Operates systems in the courtroom as needed. Trouble shoots all technical issues related to computerized presentation of exhibits.
  • Trains attorneys, legal assistants and agency personnel on a wide range of court related software and the use of such software prior to and during trial.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Must be able to obtain a government security clearance.
  • Must have a Bachelors degree and five years of related experience.
  • Work experience can be substituted for required degree with approval.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Software (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.), Adobe, Eclipse, Relativity, and CaseMap is a plus.
  • The applicant must have excellent computer skills.
  • Must have physical agility and the ability to move case files weight up to 40 pounds.
  • Communication skills are extremely important.
  • Works and interacts professionally and effectively with all levels of staff.
  • Ability to meet established deadlines and work as a team player in a professional office.
  • Skill in meeting and dealing with people in a courteous and tactful manner.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of computer software used by the USAO.

PAE is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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