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International Trade Paralegal

Company: AMS Staffing, Inc.
Location: Washington
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Please send your resume in WORD format should you be interested in the following International Trade Paralegal position located in Washington DC. This is a full-time role with a salary that is dependent upon experience and great benefits. If you are not interested in this position, please pass onto colleagues/associates as we do offer referral fees should they be hired.

Job Title: International Trade Paralegal

Location: Washington DC

Salary: Dependent upon experience (non-exempt)

Term: Full-time

3rd Party C2C/Transfer: No

Referral Fee: $500 - Refer qualified colleague, friends, or family.

Law Firm experience required: Yes

Billable hours requirement: 1536

Please reply with an updated resume in Microsoft Word format


Our client has an open position for an International Trade Paralegal in the Washington, DC office. This position requires at least five years of international trade experience, and candidates with more experience are encouraged to apply. Excellent writing and communication skills, organizational skills, and ability to work in a team environment required. Must have excellent understanding of Microsoft Word and Excel. Salary commensurate with experience.

This position works under the direct supervision a lawyer and provides the lawyer substantive legal services. A lawyer may delegate any task normally performed by a lawyer to a Paralegal, except those tasks prohibited to a non-lawyer by statute, court rule, administrative rule or regulation, controlling authority, the applicable rule of professional conduct of the jurisdiction in which the lawyer practices, or the ABA Guidelines for the Utilization of Paralegal Services.


Assist with the preparation of filings for the USDOC, USITC, USCIT, USTR and CAFC;
Case Management for Trade Litigation;
Cite-checking, Blue booking and e-filing;
Communication with clients regarding needed documents and company information;
Tracking and controlling document versions;
Creation and management of client Extranets;
Perform online research at the Department of Commerce and possibly at the Library of Congress
Monitor International Trade Commission's public dockets, as well as, US Trade Website, Federal Registration Notices, Federal Circuit and Slip Opinions.
Drafts, analyzes, and prepares legal documents for a supervising lawyer or supervising paralegal.
Coordinates legal projects and communicates legal information for a supervising lawyer or supervising paralegal.
Prepare draft communications for a supervising lawyer or supervising paralegal.
Collects, evaluates and summarizes relevant facts and legal concepts for a supervising lawyer or supervising paralegal.
Attends client meetings, coordination meetings, and legal proceedings with a supervising lawyer or supervising paralegal.
Provides legal project management for a legal matter for a supervising lawyer or supervising paralegal.
Supervises Project Assistants on assigned tasks.
Maintains notary license in local jurisdiction.
Follows all supervising lawyer or supervising paralegal instructions.


Maintains accurate and appropriate time records regarding hours spent working for clients, working for the Firm, and working on administrative tasks.
Meets all time entry and timesheet deadlines specified by the Firm, the Paralegal Department, and the Accounting Department.
Bills a minimum of 1,536 creditable hours each performance evaluation year that begins April 1 and ends March 31 of which a minimum of 1,416 of those hours are client billable hours.
Limits approved pro bono hours and approved firm representation hours to a maximum of 120 total hours during each performance evaluation year.
Works a predictable schedule, and also provides flexibility in daily schedule to meet Firm's needs during periods of heavy workload.
Timely notifies both supervising lawyers, supervising paralegals, and the Paralegal Manager of any time out of the office during normal work hours.
Reports the receipt of non-billable work to the Paralegal Manager upon receipt.
Avoids overtime for non-billable assignments.
Contacts supervising lawyers, supervising paralegals and Paralegal Manager when available for new assignments.
Accepts accountability and responsibility for all work assignments.
Adheres to The National Federation of Paralegal Association's "Model Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility."
Attends relevant legal education to continuously improve legal skills.


5+ years of paralegal or project assistant experience in a law firm or legal department setting.
Bachelor's degree.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Understanding of legal processes and practice-group specific procedures.
Excellent interpersonal, team, and customer service skills.
Excellent attention to detail.
Excellent organizational and time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Ability to function well in a high-paced, and at times, stressful environment.
Ability to maintain confidentiality, and to exercise discretion and good judgment.
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and practice-group specific software.


Keywords: AMS Staffing, Inc., Washington DC , International Trade Paralegal, Legal , Washington, DC

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