The Legal Assistant provides a variety of legal support assistance to a number of Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA) staff to include, but not limited to, written documents, clerical and administrative support, and automated litigation assistance to attorneys in trial preparation and courtroom presentations.
A High School diploma is required.
Demonstrated ability to type a minimum of 40 wpm.
Skill in operating a computer terminal, personal computer, and electronic typewriter.
Familiarity with office machines sufficient to perform recurring operations as well as user-selected custom features, e.g., copy enlargement and reduction.
Ability to review and analyze data and information from multiple sources.
Attention to detail and the ability to read and follow directions.
Good oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrated experience working in a high volume workload setting with ability to complete tasks within a specified timeframe.
Demonstrated experience in maintaining effective working relationships with administrative and collegial staff, general public, legal professionals or members of the law enforcement community.
Must have ability to operate a switchboard and route incoming calls to staff members or take messages as appropriate. Must relate to the public in a professional manner with clear and understandable language, and greet visitors, to include law enforcement and high level professionals.
Possess or be able to obtain/maintain a Department of Justice (DOJ) Security Clearance.
This position requires U.S. Citizenship.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Provide a variety of direct legal support assistance to a number of AUSA staff, e.g., written documents utilizing varied and advanced word processing software functions, working from handwritten draft, edited copy, or electronic files.
Provide a variety of direct clerical and administrative support assistance to a number of AUSAs and Executive level staff, e.g., receive visitors and telephone callers, establish and maintain a variety of files, update and close cases, prepare litigation expense documents, arrange travel and prepare travel authorization and vouchers.
Provide automated litigation assistance to attorneys in trial preparation and courtroom presentations.
Prepare and maintain a variety of trial-related documents including exhibits for trial.
Provide litigative case management and organize cases for court presentations by preparing and organizing exhibits containing a variety of visual material, e.g., maps, photographs, and charts.
Operate copier machines and display a working familiarity with essential machine features to ensure the required number of copies are produced in the proper format. Collate and staple material as necessary.
Answer telephones and refer callers to staff members or take messages as appropriate.
Receive and assist visitors to appropriate staff members.
Make recurring and special messenger trips as necessary; sort and arrange material for filing and file material in alphabetical, numerical or chronological order.
Work under the direction of one or more AUSA.
Provide legal support assistance to other various AUSA staff, as needed, for shortages in some legal Sections.
Must have the ability to be flexible with work schedule, adjust to unexpected changes to work assignments on short notice and function independently with minimal supervision.
This document is not intended to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all job related activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Due to the nature of the industry, job tasks may be changed as necessary to meet the needs of the customer.
AMTIS Inc. is an equal opportunity employer providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.