Litigation - General Attorney in Washington, DC

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  • Published date: June 24, 2019 11:05
  • Modified date: June 24, 2019
    • Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Litigation Specialist II The candidate will review documents and make determinations on information protected under the FOIA/PA exemptions and other federal statutes, law, or court order that requires or authorizes federal agencies to protect such information from disclosure. Redact protected information in documents, annotate appropriate FOIA/PA exemptions or PA exceptions used to withhold protected information and prepare agency response. Prepare Vaughn Indices. Identify possible deficiencies in FOIA/PA files, communicating with bureau personnel orally and in writing to identify and resolve the deficiencies. Create and maintain hard copy and electronic FOIA/PA files, including data input, maintenance and filling of updated files. File and retrieve hard copy and electronic FOIA/PA documents within an established standardized system. Responsible for physical document at issue inventory, management, and tracking for requested materials relating to response. Receive, review, identify, and place correspondence and other materials received from bureaus in the appropriate FOIA/PA file and label records appropriately. Clarify facts with attorneys, bureau, office representatives, and individuals in the general public to reach agreement for the expeditious handling of FOIA/PA responses. Conduct legal research of applicable law and regulations to keep informed of statues, changes or updates to apply correct principles of law to FOIA and PA related cases.

The candidate should have a Juris Doctorate Degree. 3 or more years litigation support experience, including support of appeal processes or other relevant experience. Ability to successfully obtain and retain a NACI/PII security clearance. Experience using legal research techniques and the ability to apply this knowledge to the analysis of legal problems, preparation of legal documents, and the initiation of recommendations concerning various legal issues. Experience with the document review, redaction, annotation and labeling of general document review assignments applying the nine FOIA exemptions, PA exemptions and exceptions and legal privilege. Functional knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within FOIA and PA field. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to work independently. Proven ability to work successfully as a member of a team in a fast-paced, high volume environment. Proficient with using Adobe acrobat, MS Office Suite and similar software. Ability to use basic office equipment.

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