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Legal Studies Experience On Your Resume

Some job postings listed through the LEI office encourage five or more years of experience in the legal field as a requisite for applying for the job opening. Do not let this prevent you from applying for the job. If you have any experience to share, including experience as a legal secretary or even as an intern, be sure to list your experience on your resume and apply for the job: Use your education and practical experience with the Legal Studies Office as a focus on your resume.

If you would like to have your resume reviewed prior to submitting it for a job position, please contact the Legal Studies office, 477-2205, or the Office of Career Development, 477-2163.

*** CURRENT JOB POSTINGS June 1-30, 2017 ***
(updated: June 19, 2017)

***This is a REPOST***

DELAWARE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Casual/Seasonal JOB OPENING
Opening Date: June 15, 2017 Closing Date: June 23, 2017
This is a Casual/Seasonal position (maximum of 37.5 hours per week) without benefits.
Salary will be commensurate with experience.
CASUAL/SEASONAL PARALEGAL
Special Victims Unit, Criminal Division, New Castle County

Job Responsibilities and Duties:
This Paralegal will have a rewarding position providing general paralegal support to Deputy Attorneys General (“DAGs”) in the Special Victims Unit, Criminal Division, in New Castle County. This Paralegal will be an integral part of the prosecution team that seeks justice on behalf of the most vulnerable of victims. Duties include, but are not limited to, reviewing police reports and performing intakes with police officers to gather essential facts for the DAGs to assess cases. This Paralegal will draft charging documents, including indictments and informations, and will prepare files for prosecution by researching statutory and case law, drafting subpoenas, preparing discovery, redacting recorded interviews, and preparing legal correspondence and legal filings.

This Paralegal will work with DELJIS, CJIS, LEISS, Justware and Westlaw.

The duties of a Paralegal in the Special Victims Unit are constantly evolving and may vary depending on the volume of caseload.

This Paralegal must demonstrate excellent organizational and computer skills and be able to work accurately and independently within strict periods with a minimum of direct guidance and supervision.

Minimum Qualifications:
No less than five (5) years of employment with the Department of Justice in a similar capacity AND a paralegal certificate from an ABA-approved, non-ABA approved or Department-sponsored program, OR An Associate’s degree in Paralegal Studies from an ABA-approved program, OR A Bachelor’s degree AND a paralegal certificate from an ABA approved or Department-sponsored program OR 2 A Bachelor’s degree in Paralegal Studies from an ABA-approved program OR A Bachelor’s degree AND one year of law school.

Internal Delaware Department of Justice Applicants: Please submit an updated Resume or summary of work experience to the Director of Human Resources.

External Applicants: In order to be considered for this position, external applicants must submit Resume and the Delaware Department of Justice Application (please see link): http://attorneygeneral.delaware.gov/executive/hr/job-application/ OR external applicants can mail Resume and the Delaware Department of Justice Application to: Delaware Department of Justice, Human Resources, 820 N. French Street, 6th Floor, Wilmington, DE 19801, OR E-mail to: DOJHR@state.de.us OR Fax to: 302-577-5866. EOE.

*** CURRENT JOB POSTINGS May 1-30, 2017 ***
(updated: May 12, 2017)

Securities Paralegal

Job Title: Paralegal
Level: Non-Exempt
Overview:
Progressive Law Firm in Radnor, PA seeks a Paralegal for a busy group of Attorneys. Candidate must have at least a Paralegal certificate and 3+ yrs. of litigation experience for consideration. Experience with electronic discovery is preferred.

Responsibilities:

  • Set up calendars, interface with attorneys, legal assistants and other counsel.
  • Handle investigative Internet research
  • Assist in the preparation and filing of documents including, but not limited to, court pleadings and legal correspondence
  • Handle trial preparation, as necessary
  • Draft legal documents and correspondence, and review and check all documents for accuracy and timeliness
  • Handle Bluebooking, heavy editing and proof-reading
  • Provides administrative support including typing correspondence, maintaining attorney schedules, and maintaining legal databases. Organizes and maintains legal files and document review projects
  • Complete discreet research assignments using LEXIS and/or Westlaw

Qualifications:

  • Attention to detail, a great attitude, and a hard work ethic are a must
  • Must be a self starter
  • Excellent writing and communication skills required
  • Ability to prioritize and work under a tight schedule
  • Ability to work well in a team-oriented environment
  • Must be detail-oriented
  • Must be available for overtime
  • Knowledge of court rules and deadlines a plus but not required
  • Ability to work in a professional manner under pressure, and handle difficult situations with a consistently calm, positive demeanor
  • Proficiency in or advanced knowledge of Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Must be able to deal with confidential and highly sensitive matters in a consistently discreet and professional manner
  • Candidate must possess excellent organizational skills and the ability to meet strict deadlines. Experience with legal database software like PACER, the Federal Court filing system, LEXIS and/or Westlaw a plus
  • Exceptional organizational skills, highly motivated and able to multi task
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Relativity and Document Review a plus
  • Trial prep experience strongly preferred

Securities Legal Secretary

Job Title: Legal Secretary
Level: Non-Exempt
Overview:
Progressive Law Firm in Radnor, PA seeks a Legal Secretary for a busy group of litigation attorneys. This role will support a minimum of five attorneys.

Responsibilities:

  • Intensive word processing, formatting and organizing documents created during the course of complex litigation.
  • Assist in the preparation and filing of legal documents including, but not limited to, court pleadings and briefs, legal correspondence and attorney memos.
  • Interface with attorneys, paralegals and opposing counsel.
  • Review and check all correspondence for accuracy and timeliness.
  • Handle heavy editing and proof-reading.
  • Organize investigative materials, discovery materials, hearing preparation materials, and correspondence and case files;
  • Assist larger litigation teams with any and all administrative and word processing tasks.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of administrative experience; experience in an administrative role in a legal environment strongly preferred, but not required.
  • Advanced knowledge of word processing, document formatting and information management, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and Adobe Acrobat. Prior experience with Relativity legal document management system, Lexis, and Westlaw a plus, but not required.
  • Attention to detail regarding letters, court filings and legal documents is a must.
  • Must be a motivated self-starter with a great attitude and hard work ethic.
  • Ability to prioritize and work under a tight schedule.
  • Ability to work well in a team-oriented environment.
  • Knowledge of federal court rules and deadlines a plus but not required.
  • Must have excellent communication skills for interaction with attorneys and staff.
  • Ability to work in a professional manner under pressure, and handle difficult situations with a consistently calm, positive demeanor.
  • Must be able to deal with confidential and highly sensitive matters in a consistently discreet and professional manner.

Paralegal

Busy litigation practice (civil/criminal) in search of an entry level paralegal. A dynamic opportunity awaits a qualified candidate, with duties ranging from routine office tasks to assisting attorneys during trial. Must have excellent organizational skills, to: maintain case files, prepare and handle all exhibits during depositions and trials and close out files, upon completion of a case. Must also have effective communication skills, as the position requires frequent contact with clients, witnesses and court personnel. It is highly desired that candidate possess developed writing skills, as the position will also involve a significant amount of time drafting correspondence, pleadings, motions, briefs and other legal/administrative documents.

Salary is commensurate with experience. The position is available immediately. Send resume and cover letter to: CCN@OMNISLAWGROUP.COM

*** CURRENT JOB POSTINGS April 1-30, 2017 ***
(updated: April 4, 2017)

Commercial Real Estate Administrative Assistant

SUMMARY: Commercial Real Estate Legal Administrative Assistant (LAA) reports to and supports four attorneys. An LAA also offers assistance to the section’s paralegals and across the section as needed. Essential Functions of an LAA:

  • Accurately and thoroughly typing and proofreading legal documents, memoranda, correspondence and forms
  • Maintaining Attorney filing system preferences and the firm’s digital records process
  • Handling telephone calls and messages in professional, prompt and proficient manner and exercising good judgment
  • Developing knowledge of each job assignment, required procedures, legal terminology and court filing procedures within each section and attorney group
  • Developing proficiency with office and section specific applications
  • Developing knowledge of file opening and closing procedures including conflict searches
  • Attending classes or seminars regularly to improve knowledge and skill level
  • Using time constructively, planning and prioritizing workload and meeting deadlines
  • Working and interacting effectively and professionally with attorneys/supervisors, clients, outside counsel and other staff members
  • Interpreting and responding to situations, problems and procedures using sound judgment; keeping attorneys/supervisors informed of any issues or questions as needed
  • Creating letters and documents with minimal supervision utilizing effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Adjusting to changing conditions, workload, procedures and duties
  • Assisting with overflow work when schedule/workload permits

DAILY RESPONSIBILITIES may include but are not limited to:

  • Assist the section attorneys with the production of loan documentation and real estate closings
  • Develop computer proficiency with all applications required by the job
  • Type and proofread loan documents, legal descriptions, memoranda, correspondence, articles, forms and emails
  • Calendar events and deadlines, make appointments and reservations, update visitors list, order meeting refreshments
  • Answer phones, take messages or transfer phone calls, distribute codes for conference calls
  • Enter time sheets, prepare invoices and reminder letters, process payments
  • Open and close files, client and administrative filing (both paper and electronically), check requests for attorney BP and client expenses
  • Open, stamp, and distribute mail; track Fedex packages
  • Document production; typing from handwritten copies, dictation software, and voice-mails; compose blacklines comparing two documents; convert WORD to PDF/PDF to WORD documents
  • Send faxes, make copies, scan and import documents into Filesite, send mail by FedEx, Certified Mail, Hand Delivery
  • Search for contact information and other relevant case information in Outlook, Filesite, Legal Key, Elite, and on Internet
  • Transfer and save e-mails and documents into Filesite and send e-mails with multiple attachments using attorney approved signature line
  • Process conflict of interest and file opening forms, request creation of physical files/folders
  • Maintain attorneys’ filing system, billing book, contacts list, and reject files up-to-date
  • Coordinate contact list/mailings for holiday/special event cards/notices
  • Arrange for Parcels/Metrocolor assistance
  • Assist during real estate closings, especially with edits and copying
  • Create and distribute closing document binders and CDs
  • Draft and send Probate & Property magazine solicitation letters, acceptance letters, publication agreements, author copy letters, complimentary copy letters; maintain prospects chart and accepted articles chart; calendar publication deadlines
  • Any other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Excellent oral & written communication and computer skills; drafting/writing skills; strong proofreading, typing and transcription skills
  • College degree in Business Administration or Communications preferred
  • Paralegal Certificate preferred
  • Previous administrative experience preferred
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work with multiple overlapping deadlines
  • Team player attitude a must
  • Self-starter and motivated

Contact: psnitkovsky@ycst.com

Paralegal

Paralegal personal injury practice, interact with clients, interact with insurance adjustors, obtain police reports, medical records, draft lawsuits, subpoenas, discovery responses. Must have good people skills and writing skills.

Contact: jmeehan@mslde.com

*** CURRENT JOB POSTINGS February 1-28, 2017 ***
(updated: February 16, 2017)

Legal Secretary - Delaware County

Job Description: Busy suburban Delaware County law firm seeks full-time legal assistant/secretary. Prior experience in Personal Injury, Workers Compensation, and criminal preferred. Must possess computer and fast typing skills, multi-tasking, attention to detail, organizational skills, and the ability to handle high pressure environment. Part time/Full time. Pay is negotiable.

Contact: Facsimile (610) 876-9399 or E-mail (k.pekala.law@gmail.com)

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE LEGAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Job Description: Commercial Real Estate Legal Administrative Assistant (LAA) reports to and supports four attorneys. An LAA also offers assistance to the section’s paralegals and across the section as needed. Essential Functions of an LAA; Accurately and thoroughly typing and proofreading legal documents, memoranda, correspondence and forms; Maintaining Attorney filing system preferences and the firm’s digital records process: Handling telephone calls and messages in professional, prompt and proficient manner and exercising good judgment; Developing knowledge of each job assignment, required procedures, legal terminology and court filing procedures within each section and attorney group; Developing proficiency with office and section specific applications; Developing knowledge of file opening and closing procedures including conflict searches; Attending classes or seminars regularly to improve knowledge and skill level; Using time constructively, planning and prioritizing workload and meeting deadlines; Working and interacting effectively and professionally with attorneys/supervisors, clients, outside counsel and other staff members; Interpreting and responding to situations, problems and procedures using sound judgment; keeping attorneys/supervisors informed of any issues or questions as needed; Creating letters and documents with minimal supervision utilizing effective verbal and written communication skills; Adjusting to changing conditions, workload, procedures and duties; Assisting with overflow work when schedule/workload permits

DAILY RESPONSIBILITIES may include but are not limited to: Assist the section attorneys with the production of loan documentation and real estate closings; Develop computer proficiency with all applications required by the job; Type and proofread loan documents, legal descriptions, memoranda, correspondence, articles, forms and emails; Calendar events and deadlines, make appointments and reservations, update visitors list, order meeting refreshments ; Answer phones, take messages or transfer phone calls, distribute codes for conference calls; Enter time sheets, prepare invoices and reminder letters, process payments; Open and close files, client and administrative filing (both paper and electronically), check requests for attorney BP and client expenses; Open, stamp, and distribute mail; track Fedex packages; Document production; typing from handwritten copies, dictation software, and voice-mails; compose blacklines comparing two documents; convert WORD to PDF/PDF to WORD documents; Send faxes, make copies, scan and import documents into Filesite, send mail by FedEx, Certified Mail, Hand Delivery; Search for contact information and other relevant case information in Outlook, Filesite, Legal Key, Elite, and on Internet; Transfer and save e-mails and documents into Filesite and send e-mails with multiple attachments using attorney approved signature line; Process conflict of interest and file opening forms, request creation of physical files/folders; Maintain attorneys’ filing system, billing book, contacts list, and reject files up-to-date; Coordinate contact list/mailings for holiday/special event cards/notices; Arrange for Parcels/Metrocolor assistance; Assist during real estate closings, especially with edits and copying; Create and distribute closing document binders and CDs; Draft and send Probate & Property magazine solicitation letters, acceptance letters, publication agreements, author copy letters, complimentary copy letters; maintain prospects chart and accepted articles chart; calendar publication deadlines; Any other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS: Excellent oral & written communication and computer skills; drafting/writing skills; strong proofreading, typing and transcription skills; College degree in Business Administration or Communications preferred; Paralegal Certificate preferred; Previous administrative experience preferred; Strong attention to detail and organizational skills; Ability to multi-task and work with multiple overlapping deadlines; Team player attitude a must; Self-starter and motivated.

Contact: Polina F. Snitkovsky, SPHR, CEBS, CMS, GBA, Director of Human Resources ■ YOUNG CONAWAY STARGATT & TAYLOR, LLP Rodney Square, 1000 North King Street ■ Wilmington, DE 19801 P 302.571.6725 F 302.576.3355 ■ psnitkovsky@ycst.comwww.youngconaway.com

Paralegal – Dover, DE

Job Description: Dover area law firm seeks paralegal to assist several attorneys. Candidate will be working with Bankruptcies, Municipalities and Employment Law. Full-time permanent/excellent benefits! Pay $28,000- $32,000

Contact: Delmarva Temporary Staffing, Inc. (302)644-1807 DTSTEMPS@comcast.net

Personal Injury Paralegal – Dover, DE

Job Description: Dover area law firm seeks paralegal to assist with Personal Injury Cases. Candidate will be in contact with medical practices and process legal filings. Full-time permanent/excellent benefits! Pay $28.000-$32,000

Contact: Delmarva Temporary Staffing, Inc. (302)644-1807 DTSTEMPS@comcast.net

*** CURRENT JOB POSTINGS December 1-31, 2016 ***
(updated: December 08, 2016)

Executive Admin Assistant

Small commercial real estate company near Hockessin, DE is in search of a part time/full time executive admin assistant. Must be dependable and motivated, must be organized, eager to learn, able to multi-task, work independently, excellent oral and written communication skills with knowledge in Word, Excel, database management software, Photoshop and internet research.

Paralegal degree a plus.

Please include salary requirements and send resume to cmcommercial@cmcommercialrealty.com

*** CURRENT JOB POSTINGS November 1-30, 2016 ***
(updated: November 21, 2016)

Paralegal - Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia Insurance Defense Firm (Reilly, Janiczek, McDevitt, Henrich & Cholden, P.C.) has an opening for a Paralegal Position. Prior legal experience is required. Salary and Benefits are competitive. Please send all resumes to my attention.

Joe Gorman -Jgorman@rjm-law.com
Reilly, Janiczek, McDevitt, Henrich & Cholden, P.C.
(P) 215-972-5200
(F) 215-972-0405

Legal Assistant - Wilmington, DE

Wilmington, DE criminal defense firm has an immediate full time opening due to practice growth. Job entails working with attorneys: handling phones, filing, client management, legal writing, calendar management, etc. Candidates must have proficiency in Office and have excellent written and oral communication skills. Compensation depends on talent and experience. Send email to colleen@collinslawdelaware.com with resume, cover letter, and salary requirements.

Colleen Durkin
Collins & Associates
716 N. Tatnall Street, Suite 300
Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone: (302) 655-4600

*** CURRENT JOB POSTINGS October 1-31, 2016 ***
(updated: October 13, 2016)

Paralegal - Wilmington, DE

Position Type: Permanent Full Time
Employer: Tybout Redfearn & Pell (Wilmington, DE)
Contact: Molly C. Smith
Job Title: Paralegal
Resume Receipt: E-mail
Default email for resumes: msmith@trplaw.com
Job Type: Paralegal/LNC
Description: Full-time paralegal for workers' compensation defense.
Additional Documents: Cover Letter, Unofficial Transcript, Other Documents
Requested Document Notes: Resume
Posting Date: October 12, 2016
Expiration Date: November 4, 2016
Geographic Preference: Delaware
Compensation Type: Salary
Salary Range: $30,000.00 to $40,000.00 Salary
Compensation Details: Also includes health/dental insurance, life/disability insurance, 10 paid holidays, vacation/personal time, Aflac and 401(k)
Desired Skills:
Workers Compensation
Self-confidence
Strong Attention to Detail
Time & Attendance
Multitasking
Organized
Team Work
Practice Area(s): Worker's Compensation Law
Desired Class Level: Graduate/Alumni
Degree Level: Bachelor's Degree.

Admin/Secretary

Pine & Pine, LLP a well-recognized small law firm based in West Chester, PA has an opening for a Legal Admin/Secretary. This position is responsible for providing administrative and secretarial support to two (2) attorneys.

Duties
  • Answering phones and greeting clients;
  • Handling opening and closing of client files;
  • Receive, prepare and process correspondence, including email, scans and faxes;
  • Provide administration support for the execution of documents;
  • Manage and maintain calendars for attorneys including client meetings, court dates and litigation diaries;
  • Create and maintain all office files, logs and other information in relation to the office;
  • Open and review mail for appropriate direction;
  • Respond to client phone calls and direct to appropriate person;
  • Prepare and maintain electronic and hardcopy files;
  • Prepare delivery of outgoing mail;
  • Type and proofread outgoing correspondence;
  • Invoicing through QuickBooks software;
  • File documents at the Chester County Courthouse.
Knowledge
  • Minimum High School Diploma with 3-5 years experience as a Legal Secretary or Administrative Assistant with a law firm.
Skills
  • Computer proficient with working knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, Excel, Office 365 and QuickBooks;
  • Must be highly organized, detail oriented and be able to multi-task;
  • Must possess a positive attitude;
  • Must be confident in working with clients and maintaining confidentiality in all matters;
  • Ability to proofread material for contextual, grammatical, typographical or spelling errors;
  • Interpersonal skills for effective communication in person, by e-mail and telephone;

This position starts as part-time but has the potential to become full time. We offer a pleasant working environment with the opportunity for growth.

Please forward resume with salary requirements (resumes without salary requirements will not be considered) to npine@pineandpine.net.

Legal Assistant - Christiana, Delaware

Starting Date & Hours: To start immediately - Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Qualifications: Experience preferred but not necessary.
Contact Name:Please contact JoiAnn Marino at jmarino@kimmelcarter.com
Employer Address:
56 West Main Street
Plaza 273, 4th floor
Christiana, Delaware 19702

Kimmel, Carter, Roman, Peltz & O'Neill is seeking a full-time legal assistant Monday through Friday 8:30a.m. - 5:00p.m. with the flexibility to work on Saturday mornings. Candidate must be a self-motivated and have good interpersonal skills, strong computer skills, and the ability to multi-task, strong attention to detail, be very organized and work well under pressure. Candidate will be directly involved in the management of worker's compensation claims and personal injury claims from initial intake to settlement or trial. Kimmel, Carter, Roman, Peltz & O'Neill is seeking a full-time legal assistant with the flexibility to work on Saturday mornings. Candidate must be a self-motivated and have good interpersonal skills, strong computer skills, and the ability to multi-task, strong attention to detail, be very organized and work well under pressure. Candidate will be directly involved in the management of worker's compensation claims and personal injury claims from initial intake to settlement or trial. Salary will commensurate with experience. Please e-mail resumes to JoiAnn Marino at jmarino@kimmelcarter.com.

Paralegal - Georgetown, Delaware

POSITION TITLE: DLP Paralegal - Regular Full-time Employee (35 hours/week)
LOCATION: Georgetown, Delaware
REPORTS TO: DLP Supervising Attorney; Project Director
SALARY: Depending on experience; excellent benefits.
POSTING DATE: September 30, 2016
DEADLINE: Until Filled

The Disabilities Law Program (DLP) provides free legal representation to children and adults with physical and mental disabilities to protect them from abuse and neglect and to advocate for their legal rights in the community (e.g. civil rights, educational services, medical services, housing, government benefits, treatment in the least restrictive environment). Under the supervision of program attorneys the paralegal will assist clients with disabilities throughout Sussex County, Delaware. The applicant for this position must be able to interact effectively with and be sensitive to the special needs of individuals with physical and mental disabilities and their families.

The paralegal's duties will include client intake and screening, investigation of facts, legal research, drafting of reports and letters and other work as directed. In addition to providing legal support for attorneys, the paralegal may under the supervision of an attorney represent clients in meetings and administrative proceedings. The paralegal is required to see clients in institutions, nursing homes, group homes, correctional facilities, client homes and at other community sites. This paralegal will also work with community and provider groups, and will provide community education and training to groups about issues affecting people with disabilities.

DUTIES:
  1. Interview clients, determine eligibility for services, and conduct factual investigations and preliminary merit assessments.
  2. Under supervision of attorney, represent clients in meetings and administrative hearings when appropriate.
  3. Perform legal research and writing.
  4. Conduct community education presentations and trainings.
  5. Draft correspondence and other documents under the supervision of an attorney.
  6. Provide social service assistance to clients as needed.
  7. Participate in statewide and local community groups and councils, including those that meet at night and/or on weekends, as necessary.
  8. Manage and organize applicant and client information using forms and computerized data system.
  9. Submit timely timekeeping and other reports.
  10. Travel as directed to see clients and participate in work-related activities.
  11. Become and remain well-informed regarding basic legal principles applicable to area(s) of practice, attending training conferences as needed or requested by supervising attorney(s). Other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  1. College degree ( B.A./B.S.) preferred.
  2. Paralegal certificate and/or paralegal experience helpful.
  3. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing required.
  4. Sensitivity to the special problems of CLASI clients, including people with low incomes, people with disabilities, members of minority groups, people aged 60 and over, and those born in other countries.
  5. Ability and willingness to make effective public presentations.
  6. Ability to organize and maintain detailed information.
  7. Spanish language fluency, both written and oral, preferred.
  8. American Sign Language capability preferred.
  9. Ability to travel independently and work evenings and weekends as needed for out-of-office training sessions, agency-related meetings, and community education presentations.
  10. Ability to travel to and attend overnight conferences throughout the United States.
  11. Ability to apply modern technology to the performance of legal work and tasks.
  12. Ability to organize work and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines.
  13. Flexibility, including willingness to work in any of CLASI’s areas of practice as needed.

APPLICATION: Provide letter of interest and résumé to Laura Waterland, at lwaterland@declasi.org.

Paralegal - Dover, Delaware

POSITION TITLE: DLP Paralegal - Regular Full-time Employee (35 hours/week)
LOCATION: Dover, Delaware
REPORTS TO: DLP Supervising Attorney; Project Director
SALARY: Depending on experience; excellent benefits.
POSTING DATE: October 10, 2016
DEADLINE: December 1, 2016 or until filled

The Disabilities Law Program (DLP) provides free legal representation to children and adults with physical and mental disabilities to protect them from abuse and neglect and to advocate for their legal rights in the community (e.g. civil rights, educational services, medical services, housing, government benefits, treatment in the least restrictive environment). Under the supervision of program attorneys the paralegal will assist clients with disabilities throughout Kent County, Delaware. The applicant for this position must be able to interact effectively with and be sensitive to the special needs of individuals with physical and mental disabilities and their families.

The paralegal's duties will include client intake and screening, investigation of facts, legal research, drafting of reports and letters and other work as directed. In addition to providing legal support for attorneys, the paralegal may under the supervision of an attorney represent clients in meetings and administrative proceedings. The paralegal is required to see clients in institutions, nursing homes, group homes, correctional facilities, client homes and at other community sites. This paralegal will also work with community and provider groups, and will provide community education and training to groups about issues affecting people with disabilities.

DUTIES:
  1. Interview clients, determine eligibility for services, and conduct factual investigations and preliminary merit assessments.
  2. Under supervision of attorney, represent clients in meetings and administrative hearings when appropriate.
  3. Perform legal research and writing.
  4. Conduct community education presentations and trainings.
  5. Draft correspondence and other documents under the supervision of an attorney.
  6. Provide social service assistance to clients as needed.
  7. Participate in statewide and local community groups and councils, including those that meet at night and/or on weekends, as necessary.
  8. Manage and organize applicant and client information using forms and computerized data system.
  9. Submit timely timekeeping and other reports.
  10. Travel as directed to see clients and participate in work-related activities.
  11. Become and remain well-informed regarding basic legal principles applicable to area(s) of practice, attending training conferences as needed or requested by supervising attorney(s).
  12. Other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  1. College degree (B.A./B.S.) strongly preferred.
  2. Paralegal certificate and/or paralegal experience desirable but not required.
  3. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  4. Sensitivity to the special problems of CLASI clients, including people with low incomes, people with disabilities, members of minority groups, people aged 60 and over, and those born in other countries.
  5. Ability and willingness to make effective public presentations.
  6. Ability to organize and maintain detailed information.
  7. Spanish language fluency, both written and oral, preferred.
  8. American Sign Language capability preferred.
  9. Ability to travel independently and work evenings and weekends as needed for out-of-office training sessions, agency-related meetings, and community education presentations.
  10. Ability to travel to and attend overnight conferences throughout the United States.
  11. Ability to apply modern technology to the performance of legal work and tasks.
  12. Ability to organize work and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines.
  13. Flexibility, including willingness to work in any of CLASI’s areas of practice as needed.

APPLICATION: Provide letter of interest and résumé to Laura Waterland, at lwaterland@declasi.org.

*** CURRENT JOB POSTINGS September 1-30, 2016 ***
(updated: September 20, 2016)

Paralegal/Legal Secretary – Center City, Philadelphia

Job Description: We are looking to hire a paralegal/legal secretary immediately. We are looking for someone who is energetic with a positive attitude. Responsibilities include Answering phones, client intake calls, filling, scanning, medical record requests, service requests, drafting and responding to discovery. Must be highly organized. We are located in Center City.

Contact:
Gregory Creed Littman, Esquire
Freundlich & Littman, LLC.
1500 Walnut Street
Suite 206
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 545-8500
(215) 545-8510(fax)
Gregory@freundlichandlittman.com

*** CURRENT JOB POSTINGS August 1-31, 2016 ***
(updated: August 22, 2016)

Paralegal – Wilmington, DE

Job Description: A growing and busy personal injury law firm with offices throughout Delaware is seeking a full-time paralegal for its Wilmington office. The job position entails significant interaction with clients, insurance companies and medical providers. The ideal candidate should possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, capable of prioritizing workload while being able to work independently as well as with a team. 401K, health insurance and parking offered.

Contact: Please send cover letter with resume to stephen.morrow@rhoadeslegal.com.

*** CURRENT JOB POSTINGS July 1-31, 2016 ***
(updated: July 27, 2016)

Corporate Litigation Paralegal

Chugh, LLP is a 30 year old full-service law firm practicing in the areas of corporate, litigation, immigration, employment, mergers & acquisitions, intellectual property, and commercial transactions, with offices across the United States, India, Mexico and Brazil.

Job Description:Chugh, LLP is seeking a paralegal for its Corporate-Litigation Department in the Edison office. A Corporate Litigation Paralegal is expected to organize documents and coordinate document productions, conduct various document searches and factual research, prepare witness and matter materials for case preparation, prepare for and attend depositions, Assist in drafting and filing motions and other court filings, act as liaison among various internal departments as well as with outside agencies and prepare for and attend trials with attorneys.

Qualifications

Minimum Education and Experience
High School Diploma or equivalent, and either two years of college, certificate from an accredited paralegal school, or two years advocacy experience. Marketing experience/education a plus.

Minimum Skills and Abilities
This position requires good interviewing, assessment, problem solving, and negotiating skills as well as strong writing and communication skills; demonstrated ability to aggressively pursue client’s rights; and knowledge of litigation procedures. It also requires high degree of ethical and professional standards; ability to work under pressure, formulates plans of action, and makes decisions quickly; ability to use technology and a digital case management system; and client service orientation. Bilingual is a plus.

Location: Edison, NJ (Middlesex County)
Submission Deadline: Open Until Filled
Contact: Please send a letter of interest (including where you saw the position announcement), a current résumé, and a list of three professional references to Vijay.yellareddigari@chugh.com. Include “Corporate Litigation Paralegal NJ” in subject line of e-mail.

Paralegal

Job Description: Wilmington, DE Insurance Defense firm is seeking applicants for a paralegal position. Experience in Insurance Defense is preferred but not required. Salary and benefits are competitive.

Contact: Please send resumes to the address below:
Joe Gorman
Office Manager
Reilly, Janiczek, McDevitt, Henrich & Cholden, P.C.
The Widener Building
One South Penn Square
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(P) 215-972-5200
(F) 215-972-0405

Paralegal- Wilmington, DE

Job Description: F/T bilingual (English/Spanish) paralegal position for workers compensation and injury practice. Excellent writing, communication and organizational skills are essential. College degree or related legal experience is preferred

Contact: E-mail resume with cover letter and salary requirements to careers@dplaw.com or fax resume to 302-998-9114. No phone calls please.

Paralegal-Wilmington, DE

Job Description: F/T paralegal position for fast-paced workers compensation and injury practice in Wilmington law office. Excellent writing, communication and organizational skills are essential. College degree required; paralegal certificate/legal experience preferred.

Contact: E-mail resume with cover letter and salary requirements to careers@dplaw.com or fax resume to 302-998-9114. No phone calls please.

Full-Time Legal Secretary/Paralegal

Job Description: Delaware County Firm seeks Full Time Legal Secretary/Paralegal
No Benefits, Salary Negotiable
Experience in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation Necessary

Contact: Send Resume to gwen.amlaw@gmail.com

Paralegal

Job Purpose: Saves attorney's time by researching, obtaining, compiling, and preparing information.

Duties:
* Researches law sources by identifying applicable statutes, judicial decisions, and codes; initiating patent and trademark searches.
* Compiles evidence and supporting information by searching records, discovery documents, transcripts, medical records, and databases; interviewing clients, third parties, and expert witnesses.
* Prepares legal documents for attorney's approval and use by identifying forms and formats; producing text; proofreading; maintaining document control system.
* Begins legal actions by arranging for notice and subpoena service. * Oversees cases by managing files and documents; coordinating with support services and clients, opposing law firms, and courts; managing court docket calendar; expediting paper flow; maintaining schedules and deadlines; generating status reports, logs, and indexes; processing settlement papers and payments.
* Prepares for trial by preparing trial notebooks, exhibits, and witness files; obtaining jury list and background information; preparing questions for jury selection.
* Prepares witnesses by detailing background information; preparing interview summaries and statements.
* Composes legal abstracts by summarizing deposition, arbitration, hearing, trial, and other transcripts.
* Drafts appeals by researching legal basis for appeal.
* Maintains system by organizing document control; designing retrieval systems; summarizing, coding, and storing documents; updating system.
* Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Skills/Qualifications: Legal Compliance, Research Skills, Analyzing Information , Dealing with Complexity, Administrative Writing Skills, Reporting Skills, Telephone Skills, Multi-tasking, Organization, Legal Administration Skills, Client Relationships

Salary: USD 30000 - 35000 Per Year
Career Level Required: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Experience Required: Less than 1 Year
Education Required: Professional
Job Type: Employee
Job Status: Full Time
Contact Information
800 Delaware Ave
Phone : 302-573-4811
Email : pagehyson@hfddel.com

Part-Time Paralegal

Job Description: approximately 20-25 hours per week with potential for full-time employment. Immediate need for a motivated, detail-oriented paralegal with excellent written and verbal communication skills to provide overall support for a general practice located in King of Prussia, PA.
Responsibilities:

  • Perform factual and legal research.
  • Draft correspondence and other legal documents.
  • Organize and maintain documents in paper and electronic filing systems.
  • Schedule meetings, depositions and court appearances.
  • Communicate with clients, attorneys, court personnel, and other interested parties.
  • File documents with the Court electronically and in person.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or paralegal certificate is strongly preferred. Experience in a law firm or similar setting is a plus.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Contact: Please e-mail resume and cover letter with compensation requirements to jmoyer@pizonkalaw.com.

*** CURRENT JOB POSTINGS June 1-30, 2016 ***
(updated: June 14, 2016)

Paralegal – Wilmington, DE

Civil Litigation Firm located in Wilmington, Delaware - Paralegal FT w/ben. Legal expertise a must. Excellent grammar, vocabulary and typing skills required. No Resume will be reviewed w/o a Salary Requirement

  • Must be proficient with Time Matters, TABS, Word Perfect, Outlook and Olympus dictation equipment.
  • Responsible for maintaining attorneys calendar, advise of deadlines, urgent items and alerts.
  • Preparation of letters to clients, adjusters and subpoenas.
  • Completes Trial Scheduling Orders/amend Trial scheduling orders.
  • Complete documentation preparation such as notices of deposition, standard and outgoing discovery to plaintiffs.
  • Scheduling.
  • Open and sort incoming files.
  • Perform conflict checks.
  • Dictation

Contact: Please fax your resume to J. Emma at 302-594-4509.

Paralegal – Elsmere, DE

Job Description: F/T entry-level paralegal position for our real estate development group in our Elsmere office. Must be detail oriented. Excellent writing, communication and organizational skills are essential. Must possess strong math and computer skills as well as the ability to prioritize. College degree required.

Contact: Email resume with cover letter and salary requirements to KathleenMagner-Rios@dplaw.com or fax resume to 302-998-9090

Paralegal - Wilmington, DE

Job Description: Small suburban office looking for an articulate, detailed-oriented Incorporation Specialist / Paralegal. Duties to include: answering phone inquiries from current and potential international and domestic clients (clients include entrepreneurs, business consultants and attorneys/cpas). Good writing, grammar, and spelling required. Applicant will be expected to respond to inquiries via email. Must also be able to do routine office functions, i.e. filing, typing forms, and other clerical duties. Experience with an incorporating or registered agent company is helpful but not required. We will train the right person. Knowledge of Microsoft Word required. Thank you for your interest.

Contact
Russell Murray
Delaware Business Incorporators, Inc.
3422 Old Capitol Trail, Suite 700
Wilmington, DE 19808
Phone: 302.996.5819
Email: russ_murray@msn.com
Website: www.delawarebusinessincorporators.com

Floating Legal Secretary

Richards, Layton & Finger - Wilmington, DE

Richards, Layton & Finger seeks a full-time Floating Legal Secretary to be a member of our professional floating team.

Qualifications include:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and strong typing skills (60 wpm)
  • Legal secretary, litigation & e-filing (LexisNexis & CM/ECF) experience required
  • Dependability, flexibility, good judgment & initiative
  • Ability to learn and move around various practice areas
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks
  • The ability to handle a high volume of work timely and accurately
  • The ability to meet deadlines
  • The ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to learn technology

For immediate consideration submit your resume with salary requirements. EOE.
Job Type: Full-time
Required experience: Legal secretary, litigation and e-filing: 1 year
Required education: High school or equivalent

To Apply: http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Richards,-Layton-&-Finger/jobs/Floating-Legal- Secretary-bb1e252eb8496f23sjdu=QwrRXKrqZ3CNX5WO9jEvUyXRb3NizKJiZfhXA08u2TsveRW34pZkfvQQe0AAfz2VhTLO5Cx4kVZzvqSFlVf8vGjp9jWnDnCcBQ5zi8EAMw

*** CURRENT JOB POSTINGS May 1-31, 2016 ***
(updated: May 18, 2016)

Legal Assistant (OA)

EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR U.S. ATTORNEYS AND THE OFFICE OF THE U.S. ATTORNEYS

Agency Contact Information

2 vacancies in the following location: Philadelphia, PA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent
Opened Tuesday 5/17/2016(1 day(s) ago)
Closes Monday 5/23/2016(5 day(s) away)
Salary Range: $42,788.00 to $55,625.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: GS-0986-07/07
Promotion Potential: 7
Supervisory Status: No
Who May Apply: United States Citizens
Control Number: 438990800
Job Announcement Number: 16-PAE-1675724-DE

Summary

If you are looking for an exciting and challenging career, this is the position for you! With a diverse and talented workforce of over 100,000 men and women, Justice leads the Nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. You will be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty and the property of citizens.

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania is one of the largest districts in the United States. The District covers a nine-county area in southeastern Pennsylvania with a population of 5.2 million people. The District's principal city is Philadelphia, with a staffed branch office in Allentown, PA, and contains the fourth largest metropolitan center in the country.

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania is located in Center City Philadelphia. Please visit our website for more information.

http://www.justice.gov/usao/pae

Salary information - The range of pay for this position is $42,788 to $55,625 per year. Salary ranges contain multiple steps. In most cases, the salary will be set at the starting end of the range.

As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.

The United States Attorneys Office is a great place to work. The Department of Justice ranked #5 out of 33 large Federal cabinet agencies and the Executive United States Attorneys Office/United States Attorneys Offices ranked #55 out of 240 agency subcomponents in a study, "The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government, 2013 Ratings" published by the Partnership for Public Service. See www.bestplacestowork.org.

For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorneys Offices, visit http://www.justice.gov/usao/.

To view the entire announcement, including instructions on how to apply, click on tabs above.

Duties
If selected for this position, you will be responsible for directly and independently supporting several Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSA) by providing a wide variety of technical assistance services. The work require specialized knowledge of processes, procedures, and practices of legal assistance activities in conjunction with a knowledge of clerical and administrative office skills and the ability to apply these skills to increase the effectiveness of the assigned AUSA.

Typical work assignments will include:

  • Direct legal support services (i.e., prepares a variety of legal documents, complies trial notebooks, verifies citations and statutory references);
  • Direct clerical and administrative support services (i.e., maintains calendar of active cases, performs docketing duties, makes travel arrangements and process travel vouchers);
  • Provide automated litigation assistance in trial preparation and courtroom presentations (i.e., scanning documents, marking exhibits and power point).

Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.

Travel Required: Not Required.

Relocation Authorized: No.

Job Requirements
Key Requirements

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Background investigation, credit check, and drug test required.
  • You must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable.
  • You must include a resume

QUALIFICATIONS: To be qualified at the GS-07 level, the applicant must have one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-06 level in Federal service. Specialized experience is experience which demonstartes posession of each of the following competencies: Oral Communication, Written Communication, Customer Service, and Managing and Organizing Information. Examples of specialized experience includes the following types of duties: Preparing and processing a variety of technical legal documents such as complaints, motions, pleadings, etc.; providing assistance to attorneys in trial preparation such as compiling trial notebooks, assembling jury instructions, etc.; verifying citations and ensuring citations are complete and consistent with source material; searching legal reference files for information needed by attorneys in conducting interviews; preparing correspondence; providing automated litigation assistance to attorneys in trial preparation and courtroom presentations.

You must also type at least 40 words per minute based on a 5 minute sample with three or fewer errors. (A typing test may later be required.)

You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)- The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in the announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)-The CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.

If selected, you may be required to complete a one year probationary period.

Security Clearance: Public Trust - Background Investigation

To Apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/438990800/

Legal Assistant – Wilmington, DE

Job Description: Full-time Legal Assistant position in downtown Wilmington law firm. Qualifications include: excellent attention to detail, strong typing skills of 60 WPM+, proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. Duties will include filing in state and federal courts, transcription and document production, assisting with trial preparation, docketing and calendaring, file maintenance and other duties as assigned. Must be able to work effectively under tight deadlines.

Contact: Please send your resume to jchamill@prickett.com or fax to 302-477-7036.

Toxic Tort Litigation Paralegal

Mid-Sized National Law Firm - Wilmington, DE

Job Description: Well-established defense firm has an opening for a full-time Litigation Paralegal in our Wilmington, Delaware office. Must have at least 3 -5 years of experience in personal injury defense or mass tort defense litigation. Must be extremely well organized and able to meet multiple deadlines. Ability to prioritize, multi-task and have excellent attention to detail. Above average to superior skills in both Excel and WORD. Power Point knowledge a plus. Well spoken, professional and energetic. Hours are 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday through Friday with some nights and weekends when necessary to meet deadlines. Great opportunity for a bright and enthusiastic person who wants to not only apply his/her experience and knowledge to the position, but have a true sense of accomplishment at the end of the day. Competitive benefit package and salary.

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • Paralegal Experience: 3 years

To Apply: http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Mid--Sized-National-Law-Firm/jobs/Toxic-Tort-Litigation-Paralegal-755419a24d46d854?sjdu=QwrRXKrqZ3CNX5W-O9jEvac8OaNirj1pAzUrQqtSAetDKjrsCOuRnsAVDduVMHv5X6f-ZsjY43byiZrTFJ5asxOpeLcWWImj7cAO-1fWK08

Law Clerk - Wilmington-70265

Liberty Mutual Insurance has an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic law student who is interested in making an immediate and valued contribution. As a Law Clerk you will provide technical support to staff attorneys, perform legal research and assist in drafting and filing legal documents.

Responsibilities:

  • Performs legal research utilizing both written and electronic sources.
  • Assists attorneys in brief and opinion writing. Prepares draft memos.
  • Gathers and compiles facts and relevant case information. Drafts pleadings and motions.
  • Assists attorneys in preparing for depositions and trials.

Qualifications:

  • Completion of one year of law school.
  • Excellent writing skills.

Benefits:
We recognize that talented people are attracted to companies that provide competitive pay, comprehensive benefits packages and outstanding advancement opportunities. For this reason we offer a Comprehensive Benefits Plan that includes the following:

  • 401K and Company paid pension plan
  • Medical coverage
  • Dental coverage
  • Paid time-off
  • Pay-for-Performance
  • Discounts on automobile and homeowner's insurance
  • Discount fitness memberships
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision care coverage
  • Work/Life resources
  • Credit Union membership
  • Employee and Dependent life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Accidental death & dismemberment insurance

Overview:
We believe strongly that commercial success can be achieved in a manner consistent with principles and ideals that bind us together as one company, that set us apart from our competitors, and that in the end will allow us to say we have succeeded commercially by doing the right thing the right way.

We believe that the Company's success is inextricably linked to our employees' satisfaction and success: satisfaction that they work for an industry leader committed to improving safety, satisfaction that they work for a company that does the right thing, and satisfaction that the company will reward them for their contributions and provide opportunities for personal growth and success.

We believe our employees take pride in knowing that they help people live safer more secure lives everyday.

Responsibility. What's your policy?

Job: Legal
Primary Location: US-DE-Wilmington
Schedule: Part-time
Salary (Pay Basis): 16.00-16.00
Shift: Day Job

To Appy: https://lmig.taleo.net/careersection/lmigcorp/jobdetail.ftl?job=937148&src=JB-10380

Investigator Federal Public Defender - District of Delaware

Job Description: Capital Habeas Unit The Office of the Federal Public Defender for the District of Delaware is accepting applications for the full-time position of Investigator in its Capital Habeas Unit. The Capital Habeas Unit represents individuals sentenced to death by the State of Delaware in federal habeas corpus and ancillary proceedings. The Unit also represents individuals sentenced to death in the federal courts, in §2255 proceedings. The duties of this position will include compiling exhaustive, multi-generational psychosocial histories for each of the Unit’s clients by gathering records and documentary evidence and by interviewing witnesses. Typical sources of important records include medical care providers, social services providers, vital records custodians, schools, employers, courts, the military, law enforcement agencies and local historians. Witnesses who may possess significant social history information include the client, his immediate and extended family, friends and acquaintances, teachers, service providers, colleagues and employers. The Investigator must persistently and tenaciously identify every source of potentially useful information and take all available steps to ensure that the information is obtained. The Investigator will additionally assist with presenting the information gathered in a variety of different written formats, including chronological summaries. The Investigator will also conduct a thorough, independent investigation of the capital crimes of which the clients have been convicted, obtaining any and all available documentary evidence from prior counsel and law enforcement agencies, reviewing and documenting crime scenes and physical evidence, and interviewing witnesses. Requirements for this position include demonstrated empathy, compassion and respect for all individuals, and an ability to communicate effectively and establish rapport with people from a variety of different backgrounds. Candidates must be willing to acquire and develop knowledge of mental health issues and the ability to recognize the signs and symptoms of mental disorders. The successful candidate will also possess a high degree of initiative and the ability to engage in creative problem-solving. The Investigator must be able to work independently, while maintaining regular and effective communication with the Unit’s attorneys and other members of the client’s defense team. Above average organizational ability and written and oral communication skills are required, as well as a commitment to providing the highest quality representation to indigent prisoners. Some evening and weekend work is required, as is extensive nationwide travel.

To Apply: Please email a resume and a cover letter detailing your qualifications for the position and your commitment to equal justice to Edson A. Bostic, Federal Public Defender, District of Delaware: DEFPD@fd.org

Salary for this position will be based upon experience and education in accordance with the Judicial Salary Plan of the United States Courts. Employees will be subject to a probationary period before permanent status is achieved. Mandatory EFT (Direct-Deposit) participation for payment of net pay is a required condition of employment. The Federal Public Defender requires employees to adhere to a Code of Conduct, which is available to applicants to review upon request. A final offer of employment is subject to a successful background check. Position Open Until Filled Equal Opportunity Employer Women & Minorities Are Encouraged to Apply Position Subject to Availability of Funding.

Investigator Federal Public Defender - District of Delaware

Job Description: Capital Habeas Unit The Office of the Federal Public Defender for the District of Delaware is accepting applications for the full-time position of Investigator in its Capital Habeas Unit. The Capital Habeas Unit represents individuals sentenced to death by the State of Delaware in federal habeas corpus and ancillary proceedings. The Unit also represents individuals sentenced to death in the federal courts, in §2255 proceedings. The duties of this position will include compiling exhaustive, multi-generational psychosocial histories for each of the Unit’s clients by gathering records and documentary evidence and by interviewing witnesses. Typical sources of important records include medical care providers, social services providers, vital records custodians, schools, employers, courts, the military, law enforcement agencies and local historians. Witnesses who may possess significant social history information include the client, his immediate and extended family, friends and acquaintances, teachers, service providers, colleagues and employers. The Investigator must persistently and tenaciously identify every source of potentially useful information and take all available steps to ensure that the information is obtained. The Investigator will additionally assist with presenting the information gathered in a variety of different written formats, including chronological summaries. The Investigator will also conduct a thorough, independent investigation of the capital crimes of which the clients have been convicted, obtaining any and all available documentary evidence from prior counsel and law enforcement agencies, reviewing and documenting crime scenes and physical evidence, and interviewing witnesses. Requirements for this position include demonstrated empathy, compassion and respect for all individuals, and an ability to communicate effectively and establish rapport with people from a variety of different backgrounds. Candidates must be willing to acquire and develop knowledge of mental health issues and the ability to recognize the signs and symptoms of mental disorders. The successful candidate will also possess a high degree of initiative and the ability to engage in creative problem-solving. The Investigator must be able to work independently, while maintaining regular and effective communication with the Unit’s attorneys and other members of the client’s defense team. Above average organizational ability and written and oral communication skills are required, as well as a commitment to providing the highest quality representation to indigent prisoners. Some evening and weekend work is required, as is extensive nationwide travel.

To Apply: Please email a resume and a cover letter detailing your qualifications for the position and your commitment to equal justice to Edson A. Bostic, Federal Public Defender, District of Delaware: DEFPD@fd.org

Salary for this position will be based upon experience and education in accordance with the Judicial Salary Plan of the United States Courts. Employees will be subject to a probationary period before permanent status is achieved. Mandatory EFT (Direct-Deposit) participation for payment of net pay is a required condition of employment. The Federal Public Defender requires employees to adhere to a Code of Conduct, which is available to applicants to review upon request. A final offer of employment is subject to a successful background check. Position Open Until Filled Equal Opportunity Employer Women & Minorities Are Encouraged to Apply Position Subject to Availability of Funding.

 

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