PAE, Inc Paralegal/ Legal Assistant I in Las Cruces, New Mexico

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

Paralegal/ Legal Assistant I

THIS SCA POSITION PAYS $17.25/HOUR WITH AN ADDITIONAL $4.27/HOUR FOR HEALTH AND WELFARE

Job Description:

  • Works under the direction of Supervisory Paralegal or Project Supervisor.

  • Performs the following tasks while complying with established procedures: compiles, prepares, and summarizes relevant materials for use by attorneys in discovery and in preparation of motions, briefs and other legal documents; summarizes depositions and other transcripts; maintains case files; performs simple legal research; indexes, tracks and controls document discovery (including documents produced and received in discovery); indexes, tracks and exhibits and other materials at depositions and at trial.

  • Prepares exhibit cross-references.

  • May assist attorneys in courtroom.

  • Reviews documents for relevance and privilege according to established guidelines and criteria. Other examples of the types of work to be performed include compilation of documents for FOIA, production requests, Congressional inquiries, etc.

  • Performs other duties as requested.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be a US Citizen and able to successfully complete a background investigation and obtain a security clearance.

  • Requires paralegal certificate. An equivalent level of legal training may be substituted with the approval of the COR.

  • At least one year of litigation paralegal experience required; trial experience very helpful.

  • Automated litigation support experience valued.

  • Must have basic legal knowledge, including knowledge of standard legal citation to cite check legal motions and memorandum and must have sufficient experience with legal research tools such as LEXIS and Westlaw to perform basic legal research.

  • Requires excellent written and oral communication skills, thorough knowledge and 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 basic familiarity with ESI tools and knowledge of e-discovery procedures and resources. 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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PAE is a leading provider of enduring support for the essential missions of the U.S. government, its allied partners and international organizations. With over 60 years of experience, PAE supports the execution of complex and critical missions by providing global logistics and stability operations, technical services and national security solutions to customers around the world. PAE has a workforce of approximately 15,000 people in over 60 countries on all seven continents and is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

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