Legal Support Specialist - 90286727 - Washington

Date: Sep 22, 2021

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20002

Company: Amtrak

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Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America’s workforce toward the future. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority and the success of our railroad is the result of our employees.

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SUMMARY OF DUTIES
Oversees records and document management for legal records and provides case management support to attorneys and other legal staff in the Law Department. Serves as a system administrator for the Legal Holds module of Law’s matter management system. Interprets documents, updates various database systems, including Law’s matter management system, performs quality assurance, and works directly with paralegals and attorneys to gather documents for active cases. Ensures that company records are organized and classified according to established standards and guidelines.
 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

1. Assist in the maintenance of the current Law Department case management database
2. Assist paralegals and attorneys in preparing cases for trial
3. Prepare and distribute legal hold preservation memoranda to employees, following protocols to ensure preservation of hard copy and electronic evidence
4. Review incoming Records Destruction requests for any legal hold and provide approval/non-approval to departments
5. Prepare closed cases for off-site storage; and process, organize and retrieve off-site files
6. Process and record all incoming mail deliveries for the Law Department
7. Respond in a thorough and timely manner to subpoenas and other requests for information, including unemployment insurance claims
8. Conduct electronic data searches
9. Other special projects and legal support duties as assigned

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate for this position must have:
• 0 - 2 years of experience in a related field, preferably legal support in a large law firm or corporate legal department
• Experience with electronic management systems
 

PREFERRED WORK EXPERIENCE

• Litigation experience in a large law firm or corporate legal department

• 3 - 5 years of experience in a related field, preferably legal support in a large law firm or corporate legal department
• Experience working with railroads or other industrial environments with extensive personnel policies, labor agreements, and discipline processes

 

COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS

Must have excellent written and oral communication skills

Requisition ID:68966
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia
Job Family/Function:Legal 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

Amtrak employees power our progress through their performance.
 

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.


All positions require pre-employment background check verification, a pre-employment drug screen and proof of full vaccination against COVID -19. Amtrak is committed to a safe workplace free of drugs and alcohol and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. Marijuana, notwithstanding any statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use.  Candidates who engage in the usage of marijuana will not be qualified for hire.   Successful applicants for employment with Amtrak must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the date of hire as a condition of employment, subject to requests for accommodation.  Fully vaccinated means 14 days have elapsed since receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or 14 days since receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.


In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR § 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety-sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions. If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, the individual will not be permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.


Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


Amtrak is an EOE/Affirmative Action Minority/Female employer, and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race/color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related conditions), national origin/ethnicity, age, disability (intellectual, mental and physical), veteran status, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, genetic information, citizenship or any other personal characteristics protected by law.



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