Company: SGI Global, LLC
Posted on: May 3, 2021
SGI Global is seeking a Legal Assistant to provide support to the
United States Attorney's Office (USAO) - Middle District of
Georgia, Criminal Division located in Albany, Georgia. The USAO
requires legal assistant support services to include direct legal
support, clerical and administrative support, and automated
*Position is contingent upon award*
Provides a variety of direct legal support assistance services to
serviced AUSA staff. Typical assignments include:
Examines, prepares, and processes a variety of technical legal
documents which are characteristically voluminous and complex in
Reviews incoming material and independently determines the need for
assembly and preparation of a variety of legal documents, e.g.,
complaints, motions, orders, answers, pleadings, and
Obtains needed information from files, law enforcement agencies, or
other sources, and submits completed legal documents to the
appropriate AUSA or, in limited cases, directly to the
In preparation of documents, considers the nature and the status of
the case involved.
With limited instructions from the AUSA, prepares such legal
actions as complaints, correspondence, and discovery requests and
Completes variable aspects of recurring legal documents in
conformance with the rules governing their style and
Provides assistance to attorneys in trial preparation by performing
duties such as independently compiling trial notebooks, assembling
jury instructions, and compiling witness and exhibit
Coordinates with the victim/witness specialist to ensure adherence
to current Departmental guidelines relating to victims' rights and
services responsibilities. Notifies appropriate individuals of
Using original and online legal resources, verifies citations and
statutory references contained in legal documents. Ensures
citations are complete and consistent with source
Develops tables of contents and indices to briefs in accordance
with established format. Lists cited cases, opinions, and
miscellaneous references in briefs.
Composes original letters that do not require legal
interpretations, but do require a good working 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
Provides a variety of direct clerical and administrative support
assistance services to serviced AUSA staff. Typical assignments
Receives visitors and telephone callers.
Furnishes requested information concerning pending and closed
matters and cases, functions, and general procedures of the
Determines which matters should be referred to the AUSA and the
urgency of the matter.
Establishes and maintains a variety of files.
Searches legal reference files for information needed by AUSAs in
conducting interviews and preparing correspondence.
Assembles exhibits, affidavits, and other legal documents from file
Separates, screens, selects, assembles, and organizes files and
records material for disposition or transfer to records depository
in accordance with established procedures.
Performs docketing duties such as opening, updating, and closing
cases through use of the automated case tracking
As necessary, searches database for required
Organizes and adheres to appropriate guidelines regarding the
purging and closing of both paper and electronic files.
Prepares requests for the obligation of funds for litigation
expenses, and monitors for continued necessity.
Reviews bills and invoices and submits to budget office for
Maintains calendar of assigned active cases.
Tracks filing, hearing, trial dates, and scheduling conferences and
Develops and maintains suspense system for ongoing cases and
informs the AUSA of pending dates and deadlines.
Maintains calendar(s) of the AUSA(s), scheduling appointments,
interviews, and conferences, and provides reminders of commitments
and court appearances.
Arranges travel by preparing itinerary and securing transportation
and hotel reservations.
Prepares travel authorizations and vouchers.
Produces a variety of written documents and materials utilizing a
wide range of office software applications. For example,
assignments may include integrating output from different software
types, e.g., tables produced by database applications and charts
and graphs produced by electronic spreadsheet applications, into
word processing or desk top publishing text. Products include
complicated tables, graphs and charts which may be incorporated
into legal documents or courtroom presentations. Ensures proper
format, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and
Provides automated litigation assistance to attorneys in trial
preparation and courtroom presentations as follows:
Utilizes various software applications and graphics hardware, such
as scanners and plotters.
Prepares documents, charts, and visual materials for use in
Provides technical support e.g., enlarging charts and photographs,
duplicating tapes and videos, and marking exhibits.
Performs other related clerical and/or administrative duties as
High school diploma or GED is required. Paralegal certification or
degree preferred but not required.
Qualified typist is required;
Skill in operating a computer terminal or personal computer, using
a standard computer keyboard with additional function keys to
produce a wide range of documents;
Proficient in Microsoft Office software programs (i.e., Word,
PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook);
Ability to conduct legal research and analysis;
Ability to draft/develop detailed legal documents and
Knowledge of the litigation process, to include court rules and
procedures for prosecutions;
Ability to use, understand and maintain directories, personnel
lists, and other guides and references to provide a variety of
information regarding the office, and to refer questions to other
Skill in meeting and dealing with people in a courteous and tactful
Demonstrate knowledge, and proficiency, in Eclipse, Case Map, Trial
Director, or similar software product is preferred, however, is not
SGI Global provides equal
employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual
orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age,
disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status
as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state
and local laws.
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