Vistra Communications LLC

  • Litigation Paralegal

    Job Locations US-FL-Miami
    Posted Date 2 months ago(9/4/2018 1:36 PM)
  • Overview



    Looking for an exciting opportunity to work with the Department of Justice - US Attorney's Office?


    Vistra Communications has an immediate opening for a full time Litigation Paralegal to support the Department of Justice - United States Attorney’s Office in the South District of Florida. This position is located in downtown Miami, FL.  


    We are seeking qualified paralegals to join our team! If you're interested apply today!





    Core duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

    •  Independently drafts and prepares motions, orders, writs of execution, writs of garnishment, pleadings, etc., for the review of and approval by an AUSA for filing in federal, state, or local courts.
    • Correctly files documents electronically in federal, state or local courts.
    • Prepares discovery requests and subpoenas. 
    • Calendars all deadlines in connection with the litigation cases for all staff and AUSAs in the FLU.
    • Notifies the assigned AUSA of upcoming deadlines, including deadlines for answers by garnishees.
    • Monitors work and reports on progress; responsible for ensuring that work meets contract and attorney requirements and is delivered on time
    • Troubleshoots and performs quality control spot-checks. Must be able to formulate administrative and technical procedures for getting the work done.
    • Performs complex legal and factual research.
    • Designs and develops systems and procedures for tracking, controlling, and managing case files, exhibits, and other case-specific materials. Assists trial staff in coordination with expert witnesses.
    • Arranges for access to appropriate Department of Justice libraries and other legal research facilities.
    • Coordinates with other Contractor support components in order to accomplish work.
    • Reports to Contractor’s Project Director or Operations Supervisor; may also have significant contact with Government officials and clients.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Possess a paralegal certificate
    • At least three years of paralegal experience with civil collection or bankrupt litigation including some trial related experience
    • Sound working knowledge of legal system, legal research procedures, and sources of information
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills, analytic ability, and thorough knowledge of legal research tools
    • Hands-on familiarity with a variety of computer applications, including word processing, database, spreadsheet, and telecommunications
    • Ability to consistently deliver highest quality work under extreme pressure.
    • Knowledge of principles, concepts and methods of legal research and analysis sufficient to perform assigned case development.
    • Knowledge of the litigation process, local court rules and court procedures to perform
    • assignments such as reviewing incoming documents and determining the need for the preparation
    • of various legal documents.
    • Knowledge of legal terminology.
    • Knowledge of applicable automation support hardware and software to automate various legal and office support functions and to perform data retrieval from various legal and administrative subject-matter databases.
    • 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. 
    • Must pass an extensive background investigation to include finger printing and credit check. Must be issued a Public Trust clearance in order to begin work. 




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