Paralegal in Austin, TX at PAE

Date Posted: 11/13/2019

Job Snapshot

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    Austin, TX
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

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  • Examines, prepares and processes a variety of technical legal documents which are characteristically voluminous and complex in format;
  • Reviews incoming material and independently identifies pertinent material and determines the need for assembly;
  • Prepares of a variety of legal documents in accordance with style and formatting rules, e.g., complaints, motions, orders, answers, pleadings, subpoenas, and other legal actions.
  • With limited. instructions from the AUSA, prepares such legal actions as indictments, criminal complaints, search warrants, judgments, applications, notices, affidavits, summonses, grand jury subpoenas, rules to show cause, proofs of claim, and satisfaction of judgments.
  • Using original and online legal resources, verifies citations and statutory references contained in legal documents. Ensures citations are complete and consistent with source material.
  • Obtains needed information from files law enforcement agencies, or other sources, and submits completed legal documents to the appropriate AUSA or, in limited cases, directly to the court.
  • In preparation of documents, considers the nature and the status of the case involved.
  • Reads and analyzes reports of investigating agencies and sorts through and reads subpoenaed documents and identifies and summarizes portions that may be relevant to particular cases.
  • Provides assistance to attorneys in trial preparation by performing duties such as independently compiling trial notebooks, assembling jury instructions, and compiling witness and exhibit lists.
  • Develops tables of contents and indices to briefs in accordance with established format. Lists cited cases, opinions and miscellaneous references in briefs.
  • Composes original letters that do not require legal interpretations but do require a good working knowledge of legal procedures and specialized terminology, e.g., transmittal of pleadings, requests for extensions of time in certain cases, advising of actions taken or developments in cases referred by other federal departments and agencies, and notices to attorneys representing defendants.
  • Furnishes requested information concerning pending and closed matters and cases following general procedures of the office. Determines which matters should be referred to the AUSA and the urgency of the matter.
  • Establishes and maintains a variety of files to include establishing and maintaining an effective system of compiling indexing and organizing this information and its sources.
  • Searches legal reference files for needed by AUSAs in conducting interviews and preparing correspondence.
  • Participates and assists in preparation for trial by compiling, organizing, and indexing various evidentiary exhibits, affidavits, and other legal documents from file material. Marks and identifies trial exhibits and drafts a list of exhibits to be offered at trial and will prepare narrative summaries, charts, tables, graphs, or other visual aids to be used at trial.
  • Separates, screens, selects, assembles, and organizes files and records material for disposition or transfer to records depository in accordance with established procedures.
  • Performs docketing duties such as opening, updating and closing cases use of the automated case tracking system. As necessary, searches databases for required information.
  • Maintains calendar of assigned active cases tracking filing deadlines, trial dates, conference dates, interviews, depositions and related case deadlines. Continually updates the AUSA regarding pending and upcoming deadlines. Schedules reminders for calendar deadlines.
  • Arranges travel by preparing itinerary, and securing transportation and hotel reservations. Prepares travel authorizations and vouchers for traveler’s signature and approval by the Government.
  • Produces a variety of written documents and utilizing a wide range of office software to include spreadsheets, databases, email applications and similar. The paralegal may be asked to create tables, charts or graphs that may be incorporated in to legal documents or presented at trial.
  • Candidate will provide automated litigation assistance to attorneys in trial preparation and courtroom presentations to include utilizing various software applications and graphics hardware such as scanners and plotters. The candidate must also be able to
  • Candidate will ensure the accuracy of their work to include the proper format, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and grammar.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.   


  • Must be able to obtain a security clearance.
  • A Paralegal Certificate and a minimum of one (1) year of litigation experience is required.
  • Candidate must have the ability to use Microsoft Office software programs (i.e., Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, and Access), Word Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat Professional, and other databases.
  • Skill in meeting and dealing with people in a. courteous and tactful manner.
  • Must be comfortable working in an office setting utilizing P.C.’s, copiers/scanners, fax machines and multiline telephones.
  • Must be able to work in an office setting; some walking, standing, bending and carrying of small office items is required.
  • Communication skills are extremely important to include possessing the skill to meet and deal with people in a courteous and tactful manner.
  • Candidate must be able to work and interact professionally and effectively with all levels of staff and to work as a team player in a professional office.

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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