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Litigation Support Paralegal
Are you innovative, intellectually curious, and looking for satisfying work with a mission of providing zealous advocacy for indigent defendants charged in federal cases? Are you experienced in the use of CaseMap? Do you have expertise in analyzing and managing financial documents in large-scale litigation?  Oregon is accepting applications from experienced paralegals to join the Office of the Federal Public Defender in advocating for indigent defendants facing criminal charges in federal court as a full-time litigation support paralegal.
Paralegal Duties:
  • Primary tasks will include document review, analysis, and fact development in CaseMap.
  • Provide electronic discovery management
  • Create and administer databases in support of case litigation
  • Provide litigation support, including managing and analyzing electronically stored information.
  • Assist in all aspects of case preparation.
  • Assist attorneys and investigators with client contact.
  • Assist with trial preparation and litigation support.

This is a full-time position with federal judiciary salary and benefits based on qualifications and experience. The starting salary range is $57,023 to $116,201 (JSP Grades 9-14) based on experience, with promotion potential. Current federal employees are subject to Grade and Step matching rules per Judiciary policy.
Compensation also includes 11 paid federal holidays, 13 paid sick days annually, and 13 paid vacation days annually (to start), health insurance, life insurance, retirement contribution, and the Thrift Savings Plan. The position is “at-will” and dependent on ongoing budgetary support.
How to Apply
Interested applicants should e-mail a letter of interest that includes a description of relevant knowledge, skills, and abilities; a resume; and three references in .pdf format to the attention of:
Travis Southworth-Neumeyer, Personnel Administrator
Subject: Paralegal — Portland
Open until filled. Applications will be reviewed starting January 10th and then as they are received. All responses will remain confidential. Only candidates in consideration for this position will be contacted.
We encourage applications from individuals with diverse perspectives, especially people historically underrepresented in the practice of law.
The Federal Public Defender’s Office is committed to improving diversity in the legal profession. The nature of our work leads us to recruit colleagues who demonstrate experience with, knowledge of, and sensitivity to the needs of culturally diverse and systemically oppressed populations.
The Federal Public Defender is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
For more information about our office, see our FAQ at  http://or.fd.org/content/employment
Position: Litigation Support Paralegal
Organization: Federal Public Defender, District of Oregon
Location: Portland,  OR 
United States
Salary: $57,023 to $116,201 DOE
Posting Start Date: 12/3/2021
Date Posted: 12/3/2021
Requirements Required Qualifications:
  • A demonstrated commitment and comfort working with diverse communities and with clients from a range of backgrounds.
  • Commitment to criminal defense, civil rights and/or social justice.
  • Demonstrable experience using CaseMap, as well as familiarity with other litigation software such as Eclipse, Trial Director, or equivalents.
  • Demonstrated experience with financial analysis required.
  • Demonstrated exceptional research and organizational skills are required.
  • Strong written and verbal communication, technology, and interpersonal skills are required.
  • Must be a high school graduate or the equivalent.
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years of work experience, at least 2 of which must be specialized, relevant experience.
    • Completion of a master’s degree or graduate study in a law or finance related field may substitute for one year of specialized experience.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Familiar with supporting criminal defense in income tax and financial fraud cases.
  • ABA certified paralegal certificate
  • Criminal defense experience, especially in federal cases.
Status: This listing expires on: 3/3/2022
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Organization Information
Federal Public Defender, District of Oregon
101 SW Main St
Suite 1700
Portland,  OR 97231
United States
Travis Southworth-Neumeyer