PAE, Inc Paralegal/Legal Assistant in McAllen, Texas

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Paralegal/Legal Assistant

  • Examines, prepares and processes a variety of technical legal documents.Reviews incoming material and determines the need for assembly and preparation of a variety of legal documents, e.g., complaints, motions, orders, answers, pleadings, and subpoenas. Obtains needed information from files, law enforcement agencies, or other sources, and submits completed legal documents to the appropriate AUSA.In preparation of documents, considers the nature and the status of the case involved.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 judgment.Completes variable aspects of recurring legal documents in conformance with the rules governing their style and format.

  • Conducts interviews of agents and potential witnesses to assist the AUSA in preparation for grand jury or trial; reviews, summarizes and outlines grand jury and or trial testimony to assist the AUSA in preparation for grand jury or trial; researches, analyzes and summarizes relevant legal precedents for applicability to assigned cases; and prepares digest of points of law involved; analyzes appellate records to isolate facts pertinent to distinct legal issues.

  • Utilizes a variety of automated legal research tools as well as public information databases and other automated resources to research case- or program-specific legal matters, and to participate in assigned areas of criminal or civil proceedings, e.g. electronic discovery.Reviews documents and other materials produced pursuant to subpoena; maintains inventory of materials produced pursuant to subpoena; and prepares outline of substance of documents/materials produced pursuant to grand jury subpoena.

  • Provides a variety of support assistance services to AUSA staff. Typical assignments include: Provides litigative case management and organizes cases for court presentation by preparing and organizing exhibits containing a variety of visual material, e.g., statistical charts and photographs. Notes deficiencies in case materials, e.g., missing documents, conflicting statements, and request further investigation by investigative personnel to correct deficiencies, or personally conducts limited investigations at the pre-trial stage.

  • Monitors the progress of pending cases and initiates actionto insure that legal pleadings, forms, reports, correspondence, and other documents are prepared and submitted within established deadlines.Keeps appropriate staff members informed about the current status of cases.

  • Compiles, organizes and indexes various discovery and evidence exhibits for trial, witness testimony as it relates to specific criminal charge evidence, and develops and compiles jury instructions to assist AUSA in preparing for trial.Works closely with assigned attorney(s) to insure material is efficiently arranged. Produces and provides to the attorney the appropriate legal documents information, exhibits, or witnesses at the appropriate time during those court proceedings.

  • Performs docketing duties such as opening, updating and closing cases through use of the automated case tracking system.As necessary, searches database for required information.

  • Maintains calendar of assigned active cases.Tracks filing, hearing, and trial dates, and scheduling conferences and interviews.Develops and maintains suspense system for ongoing cases and informs the AUSA of pending dates and deadlines.Maintains calendar(s) of the AUSA(s), scheduling appointments, interviews, and conferences, and provides reminders of commitments and court appearances.

  • Arranges travel by preparing itinerary, and securing transportation and hotel reservations.Prepares travel authorizations and vouchers.

  • Review title commitments for accuracy. Create a deed history summary.

  • Contractor shall conduct witness interviews and prepare a record of the interviews for use at deposition.Contractor employees shall identify themselves as a contracted employee during phone and face-to-face interviews with landowners.

  • Contractor shall prepare Amended Declarations of Taking (ADT) Reports, Joint Motions to Close, and Motions to Suppress; summarize depositions and other transcripts; maintain case files; and control exhibits and other materials at depositions and at trial for 102 cases.

  • Document these complaints and the responses in a monthly report.Contractor employees shall identify themselves as a contracted employee during phone and face-to-face interviews with landowners.

  • Produces a variety of written documents and materials utilizing a wide range of office software applications. For example, assignments may include integrating output from different software types, e.g., tables produced by database applications and charts and graphs produced by electronic spreadsheet applications, into word processing or desk top publishing text. Products include complicated tables, graphs and charts which may be incorporated into legal documents or courtroom presentations. Ensures proper format, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and grammar.

  • Provides automated litigation assistance to attorney(s). Utilizes various software applications and graphics hardware such as scanners and plotters. Prepares documents, charts, and visual materials for use in trials. Provides technical support e.g., enlarging charts and photographs, duplicating tapes and videos, and marking exhibits.

  • Using established databases, performs data searches, report design, and other data retrieval assignments.Reports may be of a recurring nature or of a special, one-time nature based on user information requirements.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be able to obtain a Federal Government Clearance

  • A Paralegal Certificate is preferred; High School Diploma and two years of legal experience is required.

  • Ability to use, understand and maintain directories, personnel lists and other guides and references to provide a variety of information on the office and to refer questions to other offices.

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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