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FOIA Paralegal

Company: Contact Government Services, LLC
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

FOIA Paralegal

Employment Type: Full Time, Mid-Level

Department: Legal

CGS is seeking a FOIA Paralegal to join our team supporting the legal mission of a large federal agency. This position will allow candidates to demonstrate expertise in performing legal review and FOIA request processing, amongst other litigation support tasks.

CGS brings motivated, highly skilled, and creative people together to solve the government's most dynamic problems with cutting-edge technology. To carry out our mission, we are seeking candidates who are excited to contribute to government innovation, appreciate collaboration, and can anticipate the needs of others. Here at CGS, we offer an environment in which our employees feel supported, and we encourage professional growth through various learning opportunities.

Skills and attributes for success:

- Paralegals will work conducting searches and analyzing result sets to separate non-responsive documents from responsive documents and screen responsive documents for privilege or FOIA exemptions.

- Redact and code responsive documents.

- Perform legal research.

- Draft legal documents.

Qualifications:

- Requires paralegal certificate, or JD, or currently attending an ABA-accredited law school, having completed at least one year of study.

- At least one year of litigation paralegal experience is required; trial experience is very helpful.

- Experience with Nuix Investigate, Relativity, and/or other eDiscovery and document review tools strongly desired.

- Experience processing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.

- Demonstrated experience and knowledge of FOIA rules and regulations; applying exemptions

- Must have basic legal knowledge, including knowledge of standard legal citation to cite check legal motions, and memorandum, and must have sufficient experience with legal research tools such as LEXIS and Westlaw to perform basic legal research.

- Requires excellent written and oral communication skills, thorough knowledge, and hands-on familiarity with a variety of computer applications, including word processing, databases (such as document review and file management systems), spreadsheets, imaging, and hardware systems.

The role also requires basic familiarity with ESI tools and knowledge of eDiscovery procedures and resources.

- The ability to consistently deliver the highest quality work under extreme pressure will be very important.

- Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English.

- Ability to work independently

- Excellent oral and written communication skills

- Ability to obtain a government security clearance.

Ideally, you will also have:

- Two years experience using Nuix Investigate for document review and tagging preferred.

- Two years experience in processing FOIA requests for Federal agencies is preferred.

- Fluency in the statutory and regulatory guidelines to FOIA responses is preferred.

Our Commitment:

Contact Government Services (CGS) strives to simplify and enhance government bureaucracy through the optimization of human, technical, and financial resources. We combine cutting-edge technology with world-class personnel to deliver customized solutions that fit our client's specific needs. We are committed to solving the most challenging and dynamic problems.

For the past seven years, we've been growing our government contracting portfolio, and along the way, we've created valuable partnerships by demonstrating a commitment to honesty, professionalism, and quality work.

Here at CGS we value honesty through hard work and self-awareness, professionalism in all we do, and to deliver the best quality to our consumers mending those relations for years to come.

We care about our employees. Therefore, we offer a comprehensive benefits package.

- Health, Dental, and Vision

- Life Insurance

- 401k

- Flexible Spending Account (Health, Dependent Care, and Commuter)

- Paid Time Off and Observance of State/Federal Holidays

Contact Government Services, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Join our team and become part of government innovation!

Explore additional job opportunities with CGS on our Job Board:

https://cgsfederal.com/join-our-team/

For more information about CGS please visit: https://www.cgsfederal.com or contact:

Email: info@cgsfederal.com

Keywords: Contact Government Services, LLC, Fort Lauderdale , FOIA Paralegal, Legal , Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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