Must have at least two to three years of progressively more responsible experience on litigation support projects including proven capabilities and communication skills to successfully interact with clients and attorneys.
Sound working knowledge of federal and state court systems, legal research procedures, and legal research resources.
Thorough knowledge of legal research tools such as LEXIS and Westlaw.
Must have hands-on familiarity with a variety of computer applications, including word processing, databases (such as document review and file management systems), spreadsheets, and imaging.
Hands-on 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.
Some walking, standing, bending, and carrying of small office items.
Ability to obtain a security clearance.
Must be a U.S. Citizen.
This position is in support of the United States Attorney's Office in Las Cruces, NM at 555 South Telshor.
The estimated length of this assignment is through May 31, 2018 with the possibility of ONE (1) ONE year extension.
Overtime and travel may be authorized as needed.
The Law Clerk II will work under the direction of the assigned Assistant United States Attorney(s). The Law Clerk II will perform the following tasks, but not limited to:
Reviews investigative reports and referrals from other federal, tribal, and state investigative agencies for probable cause, determines the need for additional information and evidence, and plans comprehensive approaches to obtain required information and evidence.
Conducts related research and drafts and prepares legal proceedings necessary to commence criminal cases, subsequent motions, orders, pretrial diversion agreements, plea documentation and other pleadings.
Performs a variety of tasks associated with all facets of case preparation and providing trial support to AUSAs by performing one or more of the following:
Briefs AUSA prior to hearings by reviewing pertinent facts, issues, and case law.
Assists AUSA in pretrial preparation by preparing, reviewing, and organizing discovery; notifying, interviewing, and managing witnesses; and researching case law.
Receives transcripts of depositions and hearings and prepares summaries to assist AUSAs.
Prepares presentations for court proceedings by compiling, organizing, and indexing various evidentiary exhibits.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Experience working in a law firm and/or Government environment in conjunction with basic qualifications, strongly preferred.
Trial experience helpful.
Discovery experience desired.
Proficient in Microsoft Office software programs (i.e., Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint), strongly preferred.
Current or active clearance, preferred.
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