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The Office of the Attorney General is seeking a paralegal to serve the Environmental Section of the Office’s Government Operations and Transactions Division.  We offer the challenge and opportunity of public service, work-life balance, and full-time hours.

PARALEGAL (00017)
OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
DIVISION OF GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS AND TRANSACTIONS
ENVIRONMENTAL SECTION

DUTIES: The successful candidate hired into this position will serve as a paralegal in the Environmental Section and complete tasks to include case management, the preparation, citation checking, and filing in federal and state courts of legal memoranda as well as management of document discovery, including e-discovery. The incumbent will also be responsible for performing limited legal research using online legal research tools. Essential investigative support tasks include obtaining statements and documents from complainants; calculating applicable statute of limitations run dates; performing telephone interviews of witnesses; identifying, reviewing, and managing documents and other investigative evidence. Essential litigation support tasks include issuing standard litigation holds; bate stamp, index, prepare working copies, and maintain documents produced or propounded in discovery; assisting in preparation of responses to document and other discovery requests from opposing parties; prepare affidavits, exhibits and witness notebooks for use at hearings or trials; prepare and maintain tracking charts of document productions; and calculate pretrial order timelines. Other administrative duties may be assigned.      

The position is based in Richmond, Virginia and reports directly to the environmental section chief.  This is a full-time position.

QUALIFICATIONS: Competent working knowledge of legal terminology, court procedures and case management systems. Position requires well-developed written and oral communication skills, proficiency in time management, the ability to work independently and as a team member, and the ability to organize and analyze large quantities of written and verbal information. Candidate must demonstrate the ability to work well under pressure and to adjust priorities without close supervision. This position requires an associate degree or higher, the ability to type, familiarity with Microsoft Office 365 (Outlook, Word, and Excel), and the ability to learn to use document management and case management software. The preferred candidate will possess qualifications to include experience as a paralegal in a law practice, a paralegal certificate, and/or experience being a Notary Public. 

SALARY: Commensurate with experience.

TO APPLY:  Please apply on-line at virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com.  Veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.  To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Friday, January 15, 2021.

 

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