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Paralegal – Office of General Counsel, U.S. House of Representatives

OGC is a non-partisan office that provides legal advice and representation, without regard to political affiliation, to the House of Representatives as an institution, as well as to Members, committees, officers, and employees of the House on matters related to their official responsibilities. OGC litigates at both the trial and appellate levels in various courts around the country. It also provides day-to-day legal advice on a broad array of legal issues including, but not limited to, constitutional law, the interpretation and application of federal statutes, the construction and application of House rules, contracts, torts, immigration, and intellectual property. For more information about OGC, please see http://www.ogc.house.gov.

Position Description

OGC’s Paralegal will be responsible for formatting, cite checking and proof reading legal pleadings; ensuring that all legal pleadings comply with applicable court rules; filing legal pleadings in federal and state courts; otherwise assisting OGC lawyers as needed, including assisting in preparing them for court appearances; conducting factual research; drafting correspondence; maintaining, managing, and archiving office files; assisting with the management of OGC’s electronic database; assisting with general office management; and performing other tasks that may be assigned from time to time. Normal hours for this position are 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., although additional hours will be required from time to time.

Qualifications:

The Office of General Counsel (“OGC”) of the United States House of Representatives is accepting applications for the position of Paralegal. Minimum Requirements: (1) excellent academic credentials; (2) at least five years’ experience as a litigation paralegal or in a similar position; (3) excellent organizational skills; (4) excellent research skills; (5) excellent computer skills (including familiarity with Westlaw, Word/WordPerfect, Adobe Acrobat, PACER and ECF, document review platforms, and database management applications); (6) strong writing skills; (7) a non-partisan temperament; and (8) the ability to work well with colleagues in a fast-paced environment.
Applicant Instructions:

Email resume and cover letter to OGC.Employment@mail.house.gov. Your cover letter should indicate the date you are available to start work.

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