The Legal Assistant will provide support for the United States Attorney’s office in federal eminent domain actions and paralegal responsibilities to include: drafting pleadings, notices, and proofs of service; retaining expert witnesses and coordinating their schedules; processing payments for expert witnesses and vendors; managing physical and electronic files; preparing exhibits for filings, depositions, and trial; scheduling site visits; conducting legal and property research; preparing fiscal reports and case status updates; and closing cases.
Duties include: typing, receiving and providing information of a sensitive and legal technical nature to visitors and telephone callers, maintaining files, etc. Prepares a variety of legal documents such as notices, motions, orders, stipulations, writs, subpoena, and judgments on default, declarations, complaints and processes of service. Provide clerical and administrative support for the assigned Assistant U.S. Attorney(s) by coordinating legal clerical and day-to-day administrative support activities. Maintaining a calendar of assigned active cases, which includes tracking of filings, hearings, trial dates, scheduling conferences and interviews.
Although not required, experience with federal condemnation cases and real estate law a major plus. Must be a self-starter and able to prioritize and manage several projects simultaneously. Must also be able to work both independently and as part of a team. Requires a minimum of 2 years of legal secretarial experience. Although higher education may be substituted for some of the experience.