Paralegal Specialist in Los Angeles, CA at PAE

Date Posted: 8/15/2019

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Paralegal Specialist

  • Works under the direction of Supervisory Paralegal or Project Supervisor. Following established guidelines, gathers, prepares, summarizes relevant materials for use by attorneys in preparation of opinions, briefs and other legal documents.
  • Summarizes depositions and other transcripts.
  • Maintains case files, performs simple legal research, indexes, tracks and controls exhibits and other materials at depositions and trial.
  • Assist attorneys in courtroom: prepares exhibit cross references. Screens documents for relevance and privilege according to established guidelines and criteria.
  • Performs initial compilation of documents for FOIA or production requests, subject to review by superiors and trial staff.
  • Knowledge of legal regulations, precedents, and practices sufficient to identify factual and legal issues related to case material for the attorney's use web-based legal resources and platforms to obtain.
  • Verify and submit information, legal reference sources and commonly used legal research procedures and methods sufficient to locate, analyze, and prepare reports on pertinent statues, court decisions, legal opinions, and other legal documents.
  • Variety of local court rules, legal documents, processes, and procedures sufficient to present legal information and facts that are readily verifiable, requiring relatively limited searches of reference, file, or historical material, and involving comparisons of information with explicit criteria.
  • Litigation process and court proceedings to perform non-routine assignments, e.9., preparing various legal papers in response to incoming mail; federal, state and local office personnel and procedures, e.9., District Court Judges, Probation Offices, District Clerk's Offices, FBI, DEA, and IRS, to coordinate and follow-up on cases and other legal matters of interest to the attorney.
  • Use wide range of office software applications to prepare complex legal documents and materials containing tables and graphs; capabilities, operating characteristics and advanced functions of one or more types of office automation software, e.9., database, spreadsheet, graphics and/or word processing; similarities, differences and procedural steps and processes to integrate two or more of these software types.
  • Skill in communicating complex and extensive information in written form.
  • Attention to detail and strong proofreading and editing skills. interpersonal skills in conveying complex information with other individuals and in groups.


  • Must be able to obtain a government security clearance.
  • Requires paralegal certificate. An equivalent level of legal training may be substituted with the approved of the COTR.
  • At least one year of litigation paralegal experience required; trial experience very helpful.
  • Automated litigation support experience very helpful.
  • Must have basic legal knowledge, including knowledge of standard legal citation system sufficient to perform basic legal research.
  • Requires excellent written and oral communication skills, thorough knowledge of legal research tools such as LEXIS and Westlaw.
  • Should have hands-on familiarity with a variety of computer applications, including word processing, database, spreadsheet. imaging, and telecommunications.
  • Ability to consistently deliver highest quality work under extreme pressure will be very important.

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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