Job opportunity: Northern District of Iowa, U.S. Department of Justice

The Northern District of Iowa, U.S. Department of Justice seeks a paralegal.

The Paralegal will perform a variety of legal assistance duties in an office providing legal assistance to attorneys or litigation teams. Among the services to be performed include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Examines and evaluates information in case files, for case litigation worthiness and appropriate titles of law;
  • Determines the need for additional information, independent surveys, evidence, and witnesses, and plans a comprehensive approach to obtain this information;
  • Through on-site visits, interviews, and review of records on operations, looks for and evaluates the relevance and worth of evidence;
  • Selects, summarizes, and compiles comparative data to examine and evaluate respondent’s deficiencies in order to provide evidence of illegal practices or patterns;
  • Reviews economic trends and forecasts at the national and regional level to evaluate the impact of successful prosecution and potential remedial provisions of ongoing investigations and litigation;
  • Identifies types of recordkeeping systems and types of records maintained which would be relevant. Gathers, sorts, and interprets data from various record systems including computer information systems;
  • Interviews potential witnesses for information and prepares witnesses for court appearances;
  • Develops statistics and tabulations, such as standard deviations, regression analyses, and weighting, to provide leads and supportive data for case litigation. Prepares charts, graphs, and tables to illustrate results;
  • Analyzes data, develops recommendations and justifications for the attorney(s) who will take the matter to court. Continues to work with the attorney(s) during the progress of the case, obtaining and developing further evidence and exhibits, providing administrative assistance, and maintaining custody of exhibits, documents, and files;
  • May appear in court as a witness to testify concerning exhibits prepared supporting plaintiff’s case.
  • May draft detailed legal documents including briefs, pleadings, appeals, agreements, contracts and legal memoranda.

To learn more and apply, please contact:

Career Management/Bill Grimes

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