Be a part of the nationwide law enforcement initiative that removes the tools of crime from criminal organizations, depriving wrongdoers of proceeds from their crime and impacting the infrastructure of criminal enterprises.
Focused on delivering unsurpassed services in support of law enforcement and homeland security, FSA, a rapidly growing joint venture owned by trusted solutions providers SAIC and Amentum, has a vacancy for a Paralegal/Legal Assistant IV. In this role, you will be supporting the overall mission of the US Attorney's Office (USAO).
- Reviews investigative reports for probable cause, determines the need for additional information and evidence, and plans a comprehensive approach to obtain needed information and evidence. May provide Legal Clerk/Paralegal II review.
- Receives, examines, and evaluates new and complex cases referred for judicial forfeiture proceedings with reference to the facts of the case and agency standards to determine case litigation worthiness, appropriate titles of law, and pertinent case law.
- Prepares legal pleadings to start judicial forfeiture proceedings and motions; papers and proposed orders to complete forfeiture, settlement, or dismissal; and drafts of legal memoranda/briefs for the forfeiture attorney.
- Confers with the forfeiture attorney regarding the merits of the potential forfeiture and the probabilities of success of the forfeiture while considering the strengths and weaknesses of probable cause and potential defenses.
- Assists forfeiture attorney in pretrial preparations. Prepares, reviews, and organizes discovery; notifies, interviews, prepares summaries of, and manages witnesses; and researches case law.
- Uses various databases and programs to extrapolate data for reports, charts, graphs, and trial exhibits. Assists in preparing court proceedings by compiling, organizing, and indexing various evidentiary exhibits.
- Utilizes various automated legal research tools, as well as public information databases and other resources, to research specialized case or program-specific legal matters including research of case law, slip opinions, etc. Participates in assigned areas of criminal or civil proceedings, e.g. electronic discovery. Interviews federal agents and other law enforcement officers regarding the probable cause for forfeiture and the availability of evidence and witnesses.
- Supports forfeiture attorney in influencing claimants and claimants' attorneys of the accuracy of the agency's legal position and the appropriateness of the agency's proposed settlement.
- Prepares appropriate documents for settlement or other appropriate disposition. If settlements cannot be agreed upon, prepares all necessary pleadings for the court in order to attain the issuance of default decrees of forfeiture.
- Prepares summaries for attorneys using transcripts of depositions.
- Assists third parties or lien holders seeking remission or mitigation of forfeiture.
- As necessary, provides training to other paralegals.
- In some offices, may be required to supervise other employees.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Forfeiture Support Associates (FSA), LLC is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote qualified persons in all job titles without regard to age, ancestry, color, gender, HIV status, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation (including gender expression and identity), veteran status, family leave status or any protected group status as deﬁned by applicable law.
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