Legal Clerk

Diverse Staffing, Inc
Published
February 23, 2021
Location
Indianapolis, IN
Category
Job Type

Description

Diverse Staffing is currently seeking a Fact Witness Legal Clerk for a short-term Government position on our Diverse Staffing team. This position is covering for maternity leave, and is expected to last three months. The start date is between May and June. The resource selected will need to be able to work the entire period, 40 hours per week. This position will require an extensive federal background check and credit check that could take up to 8 weeks. The Legal Clerk hired by us, will work at U.S. Attorney’s Office, at 10 West Market Street, Suite 2100, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204. The pay rate is $17.56. Work hours are 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays and Office closures. 
Diverse Staffing delivers award-winning staffing and recruitment solutions to our federal, state, and local government partners. Our government customers, and our prime contractors rely on us to provide talent with fresh ideas and empowered minds – individuals with a bright future, just like you! 
It’s time to join a winning team. For immediate consideration, apply online and contact us for an interview at: [Click Here to Email Your Resumé]   #162112 
The Diverse Staffing Legal Clerk at this client location performs the following responsibilities:
  • Work directly with fact witnesses, provide assistance and support to ensure appearance for court, pre-trial conferences, and grand jury
  • Prepare and maintain witness administrative and case files, complete and process witness travel vouchers for payment, obtaining JMD authorization for unusual witness-related expenses.
  • Receive visitors, field phone calls, questions and other inquiries from fact witnesses 
  • Obtain pertinent information for files and documents necessary to arrange witness travel and reimbursements. 
  • Initiate contact/notify fact witnesses concerning travel arrangements, appearance date/time, and determine any special circumstances or needs of the fact witness. 
  • Use judgment to determine when AUSA should be notified of special circumstances or needs of fact witnesses.
  • Confer with AUSA concerning fact witness appearance and special circumstances regarding witnesses. 
  • Complete and submit proper documentation for special authorizations and obtain prior approval before proceeding with travel arrangements.
  • Prior to fact witness' appearance, ensure all travel documents and appearance date and time have been provided to witness. 
  • Make necessary arrangements for fact witness travel and lodging according to Department of Justice and USAO policies and procedures.
  • Meet with fact witnesses upon arrival to designated hearing or pre-trial conference, offer and perform courtroom orientation, accompany witness to court, ensure a safe waiting area is available, and collect necessary documentation and signatures for fact witness reimbursement documents.
  • Prepare and submit documentation for fact witness reimbursement, i.e. witness vouchers and other required documentation for fact witnesses. 
  • Furnish requested information concerning pending and completed fact witness vouchers. 
  • Gather required documentation and reconcile Government Travel Accounts. 
  • Obtain information, confer, and coordinate with the Court, Probation, Pretrial, U.S. Marshals Service, investigative agencies, and other counterparts, when necessary.
  • Complete variable aspects of recurring documents in conformance with the rules governing their style and format. 
  • Compose original letters that do not require legal interpretations
  • Establish and maintain a variety of fact witness files
  • If requested, establish and maintain calendar and/or database of active and pending fact witness appearances; track hearings, trial dates, grand jury and scheduling conferences
  • Perform other administrative and logistical duties as required/assigned.
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