Legal Assistant (Document Management Analyst II)


Washington, DC, USA

Full time


Mar 10

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

Legal Assistant (Document Management Analyst II)

Primary Duties Include

  • A Department of Justice unit is seeking Legal Assistants to support work with high profile criminal cases. This position will work hand-in-hand with Assistant United States Attorneys and Federal courts. Hires will receive on-the-job paralegal training. No prior paralegal experience required.
  • Support the case team will track data delivered to the case team to ensure that it is placed into the appropriate processing workflow.
  • Serve as first level reviewers, identifying materials that are potentially privileged for second level review by law clerks and/or members of the government filter review team.
  • Performs database searches, exports reports, and other data retrieval assignments using established network databases including Westlaw, Lexis, Relativity, and CaseView.
  • Performs moderately complex litigation support tasks, including discovery productions, detailed review and analysis of case materials in a broad range of subject matters.
  • Supports investigative and trial teams by preparing subpoenas, uploading/organizing subpoena returns, preparing discovery and assisting in discovery productions, and creating trial exhibits.
  • Drafts documents for accomplishing litigation support assignments.
  • Proofreads and edits deliverable products, and enters data into case management systems.
  • Prepares documents for scanning, performs other document collection related activities, including OCRing documents, redacting and labeling of files.
  • Prepares and submits legal pleadings, forms, reports, correspondence, and other documents within established deadlines.
  • Completes detailed indexing of case files, creates witness binders, and prepares deposition and trial exhibits.
  • Creating logs for subpoena returns and discovery purposes.
  • Drafts legal documents for attorneys’ review, including but not limited to motions and responses to defense pleadings; m. Reviews and edits drafts of substantive legal documents drafted by attorneys, and other support staff members; and n. Performs basic legal research for the attorneys including cite checking.

Required Qualifications

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a US government security clearance.
  • Three years of experience on major litigation support projects or undergraduate degree.
  • Certain assignments may require experience or substantial undergraduate coursework in, for example, finance/accounting, health care, or substantial experience in the legal environment or in information technology.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently in a team environment.
  • Must have excellent writing skills and oral communication capabilities.
  • Requires hands-on familiarity with the Government's office and network environment, including but not limited to, data processing environments, including office automation networks, PC-based databases and other applications, internet and server-based databases and other applications, such as Oracle, Relativity or other document review platform, Trial Director, etc.
  • Should be a knowledgeable user of the Government's office and network environment, including but not limited to, word processing, spreadsheet, imaging, and hardware systems.

Preferred Qualifications

Familiarity with ESI tools and knowledge of eDiscovery procedures and resources preferred. Prior experience with criminal litigation support is highly desired.

Amentum 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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