Paralegal
Labat - Houston, TX

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Company Overview

USIS | LABAT , an Altegrity company, is a leading federal security solution provider that supports National Security initiatives around
the globe for over 15 years with more than 6,600 employees working in all 50 states and overseas. We offer state-of-the-art solutions in Construction Surveillance,
Intel Analysis, P hysical/Personnel/Facility
Security, Investigative Analytics, Security Analytics, Counter-Surveillance, Personal Security,
Infrastructure Protection, Litigation Support, Records Management,
Cyber/Forensics, Training & Law Enforcement, and Immigration Investigation.

Position Description:
We have exciting
opportunities for Paralegals in Houston, TX.

Responsibilities:
Shall provide a variety
of litigative support duties to include, but not limited to the following:

Examines, prepares and
processes a variety of technical legal documents. Reviews incoming
material and determines the need for assembly and preparation of a variety of
legal documents, e.g., complaints, motions, orders, answers, pleadings, and
subpoenas. Obtains needed information from files, law enforcement
agencies, or other sources, and submits completed legal documents to the
appropriate AUSA. 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 indictments, criminal complaints, search
warrants, judgments, applications, notices, affidavits, summonses, grand jury
subpoenas, rules to show cause, proofs of claim, and satisfaction of judgment. Completes
variable aspects of recurring legal documents in conformance with the rules
governing their style and format.

Conducts interviews of
agents and potential witnesses to assist the AUSA in preparation
for grand jury or trial; reviews, summarizes and outlines grand
jury and or trial testimony to assist the AUSA in preparation for
grand jury or trial; researches, analyzes and summarizes relevant legal
precedents for applicability to assigned cases; and prepares digest
of points of law involved; analyzes appellate records to isolate
facts pertinent to distinct legal issues. Utilizes a variety of
automated legal research tools as well as public information
databases and other automated resources to research case- or
program- specific legal matters, and to participate in assigned
areas of criminal or civil proceedings, e.g. electronic
discovery.

Reviews documents and
other materials produced pursuant to subpoena; maintains inventory of
materials produced pursuant to subpoena; and prepares outline of
substance of documents/materials produced pursuant to grand jury subpoena.

Provides litigative case
management and organizes cases for court presentation by preparing and
organizing exhibits containing a variety of visual material, e.g., statistical
charts and photographs. Notes deficiencies in case materials, e.g.,
missing documents, conflicting statements, and request further investigation by
investigative personnel to correct deficiencies, or personally conducts limited
investigations at the pre-trial stage.

Monitors the progress of
pending cases and initiates action to insure that legal pleadings, forms,
reports, correspondence, and other documents are prepared and submitted within
established deadlines. Keeps appropriate staff members informed about the
current status of cases.

Compiles, organizes and
indexes various discovery and evidence exhibits for trial, witness testimony as
it relates to specific criminal charge evidence, and develops and compiles jury
instructions to assist AUSA in preparing for trial. Works closely with
assigned attorney(s) to insure material is efficiently arranged. Produces and provides
to the attorney the appropriate legal documents, information, exhibits, or
witnesses at the appropriate time during those court proceedings.

Performs docketing
duties such as opening, updating and closing cases through use of the automated
case tracking system. As necessary, searches database for required
information.

Maintains calendar of
assigned active cases. Tracks filing, hearing, and trial dates, and
scheduling conferences and interviews. 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 grammar.

Provides automated
litigation assistance to attorney(s). Utilizes various software
applications and graphics hardware such as scanners and plotters. Prepares
documents, charts, and visual materials for use in trials. Provides
technical support e.g., enlarging charts and photographs, duplicating tapes and
videos, and marking exhibits.

Using established
databases, performs data searches, report design, and other data retrieval
assignments. Reports may be of a recurring nature or of a special,
one-time nature-based on user information requirements.

Minimum Qualifications:
One year of experience
on major litigation support projects. Demonstrated ability to work
independently in a team environment. Must be able to write; excellent
writing skills and oral communication skills extremely important.
Requires hands-on familiarity with the Government's data processing
environments, including office automation networks, PC-based database and other
applications, internet and server-based database and other applications, such
as Oracle, Concordance, Summation, Trial Director, etc. Should be a
knowledgeable user of the Government's word processing, spreadsheet, imaging,
and telecommunications systems. Undergraduate degree strongly preferred;
substantial significant experience may be substituted for degree requirement.

Must be a US Citizen and
able to obtain a security clearance.

Preferred

Qualifications:
Ability to use,
understand and maintain directories, personnel lists and other guides and
references to provide a variety of information on the office and to refer
questions to other offices.

Skill in meeting and
dealing with people in a courteous and tactful manner.

Skill in operating a
computer terminal, personal computer, electronic typewriter, or dedicated word
processor using a standard typewriter style keyboard with additional function
keys to produce a wide range of documents.

  • Employment contingent
upon successful completion of background investigation. Pre-employment drug
screening required. All resumes are held in confidence. No recruiters or
agencies without a previously signed contract. No faxes please. Only candidates
whose profiles closely match requirements will be contacted during this search.

USIS, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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