Law Clerk I Job at Contact Government Services, LLC, Peoria, IL

  • Contact Government Services, LLC
  • Peoria, IL

Job Description

Law Clerk I

Employment Type: Full Time, Mid-Level

Department: Legal

CGS is seeking a Law Clerk to join our team supporting the legal mission of a large federal agency. This position will allow candidates to demonstrate expertise in providing litigation support tasks like cite checking, document review, legal research, and numerous other relevant 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:

- Works under the direction of a Project Supervisor or Project Manager.

- Performs complex legal research for the trial staff.

- Assists in preparing draft legal documents, such as motions, briefs, memoranda of law, etc.

- Reviews and conducts research for ROI (Release of Information)

- Reviews new cases and conducts research of pertinent laws

- Edits previously submitted final decisions and writes/researches legal opinions on newest case

- Edits and reviews cases for issuance

- Responds to citizen letters

- Reviews AMICUS briefs

- Briefs attorneys regarding legal issues, theories and draft statement of facts.

- Assisting attorneys with all phases of litigation.

- Cite checking via online legal research tools (Westlaw and Lexis) and blue book.


- Requires Juris Doctor (JD) degree, or currently attending an ABA-accredited law school, having completed at least one year of study or, an equivalent level of legal training or experience or an equivalent level of education may be substituted.

- Requires sound working knowledge of federal and state court systems, legal research procedures, and legal research resources.

- Thorough knowledge of legal research tools such as LEXIS and Westlaw.

- Extensive experience with cite checking and blue book.

- Experience performing complex legal research.

- Must have hands-on familiarity with a variety of computer applications, including word processing, databases (such as document review and file management systems), spreadsheets, and imaging.

- Ability to consistently deliver highest quality work under extreme pressure will be very important.

Ideally, you will also have:

- Experience working in a Government and/or Litigation Support environment in conjunction with basic qualifications, preferred.

- Experience with Relativity, strongly preferred and should be referenced within resume.

- Publication of legal writings highly preferred.

- Participation in Law Review highly preferred.

- Current or active clearance.

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 clients' 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 meaningful government innovation!

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Job Tags

Holiday work, Full time, Flexible hours,

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