Paralegal Specialist, Vacancy No. 26-2013
Incumbent will serve as a full time Paralegal Specialist in the Child Protection Section in the Family Services Division. The Child Protection Section (CPS) is responsible for litigation associated with representing the Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA) in the approximately 1800 open child abuse and neglect cases in the Family Court of the D.C. Superior Court. The incumbent will perform a variety of complex paralegal assignments relating to the functions of the office and support the attorneys that are responsible for all aspects of child neglect litigation on behalf of the District and CFSA. Researches, analyzes, and summarizes relevant legal precedents for applicability to assigned cases. Prepares for review and approval a variety of substantive legal documents, such as pleadings, memoranda of law, trial briefs, summonses, subpoenas, stipulations and discovery responses. Prepares correspondence to client agencies and opposing counsel as directed. Establishes and maintains an effective system of monitoring and tracking cases to insure compliance with all relevant deadlines. Provides administrative support including processing requisitions in Procurement Automated Support System (PASS) for the Family Services Division. Perform other duties as assigned.