Amentum Junior Legal Assistant Trainee in Phoenix, Arizona
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Junior Legal Assistant Trainee
Provides procedural and office support tasks for one or more AUSAs. To include:
Schedule appointments, meetings, engagements, and conferences.
Receive and review incoming correspondence and forwards each item to the appropriate AUSA or to other staff based on a knowledge of the duties and functions of the United States Attorney's Office.
Receive telephone calls and visitors, screening those which can be handled without help.
Maintain legal and general office files.
Review, screen, and control incoming mail.
Review outgoing correspondence for procedural and grammatical accuracy, format, and presentation.
Brings errors to the attention of the writer.
Searches file for material used in recurring reports.
Assembles file data or secures data from staff members into the proper format based on the purpose and nature of the report.
Makes travel arrangement, secure accommodations and maintains contact while the Government traveler is in travel status.
Produce written documents utilizing a range of office automation software.
Retrieves required information from various files and records and prepares legal documents with complicated formatting. Ensures proper spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and grammar.
Consults with document author to resolve questionable material.
Use office software, provide automated litigation assistance to attorneys by preparing charts and other specialized materials relating to trial preparation and presentations.
Determines the need for assembly and preparation of legal documents, e.g., complaints, motions, orders, answers, pleadings, subpoenas, and libels.
Obtains required information from files or general reference sources and submits completed legal documents to the appropriate AUSA.
Completes variable aspects of recurring legal documents in conformance with the rules governing their style and format.
Develop tables of contents and indices to briefs in accordance with established format.
Accurately cites to authoritative cases, opinions, and miscellaneous references in briefs.
Modify previously established pleadings, motions, and letters to meet immediate needs that require 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.
Based on specific requests and instructions, use general reference sources and legal research tools to gather information to assist attorneys in performing legal research duties.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a US government security clearance.
Ability to perform detailed work consistently, accurately, and under pressure extremely important.
Must be able to read and follow instructions.
Must be able to understand task, task objectives, and the context of the task in the litigation support effort as a whole.
Must be able to take notes, ask pertinent questions and utilize reference materials to complete routine tasks and documents.
Familiarity with Microsoft Applications is required.
Attention to detail and excellent grammar also required.
Understanding of the court system and legal process required with experienced gained either in a professional or academic setting.
High School Diploma or equivalent required at a minimum.
Must have typing/keyboarding skills and good communication skills.
Must be able to work in an office setting where some walking, siting, standing, bending and carrying of small office items is required.
Must be comfortable working in an office setting.
Preferred Qualifications :
Prior experience working in a litigation support setting.
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