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Litigation Paralegal

  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Job Type: Right to Hire
  • Ref No: 22-06576
  • Date: October 18, 2022
  • Pay: $0.0 - $0.0 per Hour USD
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Job Description - Litigation Paralegal

This position performs a variety of specific duties in support of the Office of Hearing Officers’ operations and functions, including applying analytical skills to assist the Hearing Officers and the parties and their counsel in adjudicatory proceedings.

Essential Job Functions:

Manages docket of assigned cases, including maintenance of the official records of those proceedings and the Office of Hearing Officer’s electronic docket.

Receives, compiles, and organizes information for the preparation of various documents, including orders and decisions.

Monitors case deadlines and assists the Hearing Officers with effectively managing their case dockets, including monitoring their cases when they are away at hearings and consulting with the Chief Hearing Officer as necessary to determine if action must be taken.

Acts as liaison between parties and Hearing Officers to facilitate resolution of pre-hearing motions and requests, serving as a knowledgeable resource for information regarding the Office of Hearing Officers’ policies, procedures, programs, objectives, and operational functions.

Anticipates and resolves issues that may arise during the course of the case.

Prepares a variety of documents for the Hearing Officers, including notices, orders, and correspondence.

Proofreads and cite checks draft decisions, orders, and other documents prepared by the Hearing Officers; verifies facts from case records; ensures that final decisions and orders are in proper form and are properly served on the parties; circulates final decisions to appropriate departments.

Examines pleadings to ensure their accuracy, completeness, and legal sufficiency; contacts attorneys or parties if submitted pleadings and other documents do not comply with Code of Procedure or the Office of Hearing Officers’ procedures.

Assists with the training, selection, and appointment of hearing panelists; assists with screening potential industry panelists for conflicts of interest; and assists with maintaining the Office of Hearing Officers’ electronic panel database.

Attends pre-hearing conferences and hearings at the discretion of the Hearing Officers to assist with the conduct of the hearing and the management of evidence.

Compiles statistical information and reports as required.

Participates in special projects at the request of their manager or the Chief Hearing Officer.

Other Responsibilities:

Education/Experience Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree and either a paralegal certificate or three years’ experience as a Legal Assistant with or equivalent paralegal experience. Litigation or securities-related experience preferred. Strong planning and organization skills, as well as excellent interpersonal and written communication skills required.

Working Conditions:

Work is normally performed in an office environment. Occasional travel may be required.

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