eLitigation Assistant United States Attorney
The United States Attorney's Office (USAO) for the Western District of Wisconsin is looking for a highly qualified and experienced eLitigation attorney to fill a full-time position as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA). This is not a trial AUSA position. The selected candidate's primary duty will be to coordinate the office's eLitigation program.
This position is located in Madison, WI
eLitigation, which includes e-discovery, is fundamental to both the Criminal and Civil Divisions, and effectively managing eLitigation is critical to the USAO's success in serving the public. Recognizing this, the Department of Justice has allotted resources to focus specifically on eLitigation, including by creating this AUSA position to support the USAO's efforts in this area.
As an eLitigation AUSA, you will facilitate and coordinate eLitigation for the Criminal and Civil Divisions. Because this is a new position, you will be involved in improving processes and procedures to ensure effective intake, review, and production of discovery material, and will provide guidance, training, and support to litigators on discovery and trial presentation matters. In so doing, you will work with a team of litigation support specialists, other AUSAs, and work closely with federal, state, and local law enforcement and federal client agencies.
Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.
Security Requirements: Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory preemployment adjudication. This includes fingerprint, credit and tax checks, and drug testing. In addition, continued employment is subject to a favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
Residency Requirements: Assistant United States Attorneys generally must reside in the district to which he or she is appointed or within 25 miles thereof. See 28 U.S.C. 545 for district-specific information.
Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See www.sss.gov.
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a United States Citizen or National.
- Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory preemployment adjudication. This includes fingerprint, credit and tax checks, and drug testing. Continued employment is subject to a favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
- You must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable.
- Must reside in the district to which appointed or within 25 miles thereof. See 28 U.S.C. 545 for district specific information.
- J.D. degree and active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction) required.
Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction),and have at least one year post-J.D. legal experience, which may include a judicial law clerkship.
Applicants must have strong analytical skills, including strong research and computer skills. Applicants must also possess excellent oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, good judgment, and the ability to work in a supportive, professional manner with other attorneys, support staff, investigators, opposing counsel, and client agencies. Applicants must have a demonstrated capacity to function, with minimal guidance, in a highly demanding environment.
United States citizenship is required.
- Proficient with eDiscovery review platforms and case assessment/analysis software such as Eclipse, Relativity, Concordance, and NUIX
- A firm understanding of theories and limits of criminal and civil discovery
- Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple matters efficiently and effectively
- Experience in:
- Developing eDiscovery strategies
- Implementing legal hold processes
- Conducting custodian interviews and follow-ups
- Using document review tools and databases
- Electronic evidence review to develop review and disclosure strategies
- Creating, producing, and analyzing privilege logs
- Coordinating and tracking discovery disclosures
- Drafting discovery reports outlining actions taken
- Reviewing and providing recommendations on legal technology tools
- Assisting in the preparation and presentation of electronic evidence in trial, depositions, and other hearings.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree
Salary Information: Assistant United States Attorney's pay is administratively determined based, in part, on the number of years of professional attorney experience. The range of basic pay is $69,106 to $180,756 which includes 16.50% locality pay.