Paralegal / Clerical position with U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (Washington, D.C)
Deadline approaching – 5/14/2014
TYPE OF POSITION: Full-Time Paralegal / Clerical, Judicial Chambers
POSITION AVAILABLE: May, 2014
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
450 E Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20442-000l
DESCRIPTION OF ORGANIZATION: The United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces exercises world-wide appellate jurisdiction over members of the armed forces on active duty and other persons subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice. The Court is composed of five civilian judges appointed for 15-year terms by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate.
Cases on the Court’s docket address a broad range of legal issues, including constitutional law, criminal law, evidence, criminal procedure, ethics, administrative law, and national security law. Decisions by the Court are subject to direct review by the Supreme Court of the United States.
•Assist in clerical responsibilities and managing case flow in judicial chambers, including word processing, filing, and data entry.
•Proofreading and technical review of draft memoranda and opinions.
•Legal research and writing assignments.
•Annual appointment, subject to renewal.
•NOTE: This is an excepted service “at will” position assigned to a Judicial Chambers.
•Full Federal Benefits to include medical insurance, sick leave and vacation time.
•Excellent word processing skills.
•Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
•Strong Legal Research skills.
•General office experience preferred, but not required.
•Due to the nature of cases that are before the Court, applicant will be subject to strict confidentiality requirements. In addition, employment is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background records check.
•Preference for individuals currently enrolled in evening law school program.