Top Paralegal Specialist Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Paralegal Specialist. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Paralegal Specialist resumes they appeared on. For example, 21.6% of Paralegal Specialist resumes contained Legal Documents as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Paralegal Specialist actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Paralegal Specialist resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

2. Trial Preparation

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Here's how Trial Preparation is used in Paralegal Specialist jobs:
  • Participated in pretrial preparations by preparing, reviewing and organizing discovery, notifying, interviewing and managing witnesses.
  • Offered feedback regarding investigation analysis, witness interviews and evidence examiner prior Indictment and during trial preparation.
  • Assist with trial preparation including preparation of trial exhibits and reviewing and updating document databases.
  • Helped several attorneys write and prepare deposition summaries and documentation for trial preparation.
  • Evaluated and summarized relevant information to assist in case and trial preparation.
  • Assisted attorneys in all discovery procedures and investigatory and trial preparation.
  • Streamlined trial preparation by organizing case exhibits and evidence.
  • Provided assistance to attorneys in trial preparation.
  • Assisted attorneys with general trial preparation.
  • Conducted deposition and trial preparation.
  • Worked closely with attorneys in assisting with trial preparation; duties included contacting and interviewing witnesses.
  • Assist with all aspects of trial preparation: Investigations, hearings, depositions, etc.
  • Assisted AUSA's and agents with cases from intake throughout trial preparation and presentation.
  • Assisted attorneys in suits against the government at trial and with trial preparation.
  • Assist Attorneys in all phases of trial preparation and presentation at trial.
  • Performed trial preparations and assisted in training co-workers in a team environment.
  • Assist legal staff with special assignments such as upcoming trial preparation.
  • Drafted reports in an effort to assist lawyers with trial preparation.
  • Appear as witness at Court proceedings, deposition and trial preparation.
  • Review discovery documents on behalf of plaintiffs for trial preparation.

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3. Assistant Attorney

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Here's how Assistant Attorney is used in Paralegal Specialist jobs:
  • Performed administrative and records management functions for Senior Assistant Attorney Generals.
  • Supported two Assistant Attorneys General in civil litigation matters.
  • Complied relevant evidence and created presentations for meetings with the Assistant Attorney General and other high-level staff.
  • Received the Assistant Attorney General Award of Distinction for U.S. v. American Express Company trial.
  • Awarded two Assistant Attorney General's Outstanding Contribution Award (1994, 1995)
  • Conferred with four Assistant Attorney Generals on trial strategies and plans.
  • Appointed to Assistant Attorney General Nomination Committee (Beth Nolan).
  • Prepared files for assistant attorney generals before trials and hearings.
  • Assisted the Assistant Attorney Generals as required.
  • Assisted the Assistant Attorney General in one ground breaking civil rights trial and several depositions.

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4. Counsel

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Here's how Counsel is used in Paralegal Specialist jobs:
  • Research and draft ethics memorandum under the direction of Regional Counsel and attorneys including financial contribution statements for 450-filers.
  • Supervised temporary clerical staff needed to provide backup coverage for General Counsel's Office including telephones and receptions.
  • Assisted attorneys in providing legal counseling to active duty and retired military personnel and their lawful dependents.
  • Conducted discovery and coordinated production of documents with opposing counsel and assisted staff attorneys in pretrial preparation.
  • Worked closely with general and associate counsel resolving complicated title issues for commercial and residential properties.
  • Instructed classes for unit on non-judicial punishment and counseling procedures increasing both preparation and processing time.
  • Maintained and updated electronic records and assisted counselors with employment follow-ups according to policy guidelines.
  • Prepared powers of attorney needed by local counsels and internal managers to conduct company business.
  • Worked in collaboration with internal legal department counsel to successfully recover monies on delinquent accounts.
  • Redacted documents and completed correspondence for outside counsel, including documents production and secured shipping.
  • Create databases and organize discovery materials for production to defense counsel according to Federal Rules.
  • Communicated directly with foreign counsel regarding foreign application filing and various office actions.
  • Coordinate with outside counsel on specific assignments and provide internal recommendations.
  • Interacted frequently with opposing counsel, often without supervision.
  • Maintained constant contact with local counsel regarding legal procedures.
  • Prepared monthly Civil Division Private Counsel Budget Report.
  • Instruct international counsel regarding filings and prosecution.
  • Assist Regional Counsel with inter-office management.
  • Worked closely with Civil Division Budget office to maintain records of fiscal year's allotments and obligations for private counsel retention.
  • Provide support to the General Counsel in all bid protests, administrative appeals or judicial actions involving contract or bid disputes.

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5. Commander

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Here's how Commander is used in Paralegal Specialist jobs:
  • Provided regulatory guidance that assisted Commanders in making decisions and when necessary, connected them with attorneys to procure legal advice.
  • Provided preliminary legal and administrative support to unit commanders as a subject matter expert for military justice actions.
  • Reviewed and analyzed administrative and management data in order to provide recommendations to the Commander/Administrative Officer.
  • Analyzed reports of service-specific administrative investigations convened by Joint Task Force and subordinated commanders.
  • Supported Army lawyers and unit commanders with legal correspondence and administrative assistance.
  • Provided paralegal and administrative support to unit commanders and staff members.
  • Assisted unit Commanders in conducting investigations and inquires regarding Soldier misconduct.
  • Prepared disciplinary documents for military commanders to assist in administrative actions.
  • Provided guidance to commanders conducting administrative inquiries.
  • Prepare and conduct disciplinary hearings with Commanders.
  • Support the Commander of the 128th Legal Operations Detachment in planning, implementing, and executing army substance abuse educational programs.
  • Maintained constant communication and rapport with the battalion commander, command sergeant major, and first sergeants throughout the legal process.
  • Teach valuable information needed to complete the legal mission to commanders and legal liaisons at every level of command.
  • Enhanced operational legal support by assisting unit commanders, teammates, and subordinates with the law process.
  • Acted as a legal liaison to Commanders and leaders in an organization of over 800 Soldiers.
  • Research all questions pertaining to any regulations or laws that affect the unit and the commanders.
  • Served as the Commander, Navy Region Southwest (CNRSW) Deputy Victim Witness Liaison Officer.
  • Provide Company & Battalion Commanders as well as soldiers in the Battalion Information regarding drill.
  • Assisted in the coordination of 1SG's and Commanders Legal Training course per fiscal year.
  • Worked and advocated with local and national agencies and unit commanders on behalf of clients.

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6. Separation Board Proceedings

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Here's how Separation Board Proceedings is used in Paralegal Specialist jobs:
  • Facilitated administrative law for line of duty determinations, and separation board proceedings.
  • Participate in determinations, separation board proceedings and other administrative law proceedings.
  • Prepared documents, coordinated and participated in enlisted separation board proceedings.
  • Coordinated administrative separation board proceedings.
  • Gather witnesses and conduct court reporting for separation board proceedings and other military justice matters.

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7. Courts-Martial

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Here's how Courts-Martial is used in Paralegal Specialist jobs:
  • Performed legal research, witness interviews, drafted documentation and assembled courts-martial binders for attorneys.
  • Interviewed victims and witnesses for courts-martial and investigation proceedings.
  • Assisted attorneys in preparation for courts-martial.
  • Processed all enlisted soldier actions to include Article 15's, Chapters and courts-martial for Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
  • Briefed investigation officers on how to conduct varies legal investigations from initial session, property claims and courts-martial.
  • Prepared charge sheets, sentencing worksheets, subpoenas, and various legal documentation for Courts-Martial proceedings.
  • BUDGET: I am responsible for direct and reimbursable courts-martial budget formulations and execution.
  • Utilized the Manual for Courts-Martial drafted charges for trial for attorney review.
  • Prepared data, charts and exhibits for courts-martial and administrative separation boards.
  • Prepared and supervised the preparation of 8 courts-martials records, 4 board proceedings, 8 preliminary hearings and investigations.

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8. Court Hearings

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Here's how Court Hearings is used in Paralegal Specialist jobs:
  • Conducted legal research for prosecution/defense; Maintained legal files/records; drafted letters/reports/court documents; scheduled court hearings/witness interviews.
  • Contacted key witnesses and arranged travel for them to testify at court hearings.
  • Attended and assisted attorneys at various court hearings and trials.
  • Attended court hearings and filed documents for the government.
  • Attend court hearings in support of attorneys.
  • Promoted to assist attorney's in Baker, Clay, Duval and Nassau counties with court hearings and trial preparation.
  • Attended court hearings and conferenced with defendants in order to broker plea arrangements.

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9. Paralegals

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Here's how Paralegals is used in Paralegal Specialist jobs:
  • Provided leadership and training to other paralegals and investigators, coordinated interns' assignments within the Division.
  • Provide support to paralegals, legal secretaries, international filing department, and general prosecution department.
  • Participated in selection committee to screen, interview and hire attorneys, paralegals and administrative assistants.
  • Program Assistant for Senior Supervisory Attorney with a department of approximately 500 attorneys and paralegals.
  • Developed a new standard operating procedure and internal training manual for six other paralegals.
  • Trained paralegals and assistants to ensure personal and professional growth.
  • Supervised and trained experienced and inexperienced paralegals and student.
  • Proofed Paralegals Loan Closing Documents.
  • Trained newly assigned paralegals to the forfeiture unit; reviewed laws, skilled in civil and criminal procedures and litigation process.
  • Selected by senior leadership as one out of 140 paralegals who best represented leadership, technical competency, and communication.
  • Delegated work to 10+ division paralegals to streamline the investigative process and manage the receipt of millions of documents.
  • Trained new paralegals and go-to person regarding case history, key players, companies, and key documents.
  • Compiled guidelines for investigators, paralegals, and all incoming Soldiers to the operational and administrative law fields.
  • Assisted in planning, directing, and executing the paralegal training for all paralegals and attorneys.
  • Instructed approximately 50 paralegals quarterly on the witness travel process and the defense travel system.
  • Assist in the department's development of the paralegals and mentoring of the paralegals.
  • Reviewed, and updated the work of subordinates as well as trained incoming paralegals.
  • Trained new unit employees including legal secretaries, paralegals, and victim/witness counselors.
  • Utilized management skills and ran an office on 5 attorneys and 2 paralegals.
  • Maintained operations of the Trial Defense Office and paralegals training and support.

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10. Family Law

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Here's how Family Law is used in Paralegal Specialist jobs:
  • Provided legal/administrative support in areas of criminal and family law.
  • Researched family law and provided legal assistance.
  • Provide Paralegal services in the family law arena: powers of attorney, wills and separation decrees.
  • Provided paralegal assistance services in the family law arena including powers of attorney, wills etc.
  • Provided paralegal assistance in family law to include powers of attorney, wills and separation decrees.
  • Assisted in family law such as powers of attorney, wills, and separation decrees.
  • Assist in family law such as Power of Attorney, Living Wills, etc.

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11. Law Library

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Here's how Law Library is used in Paralegal Specialist jobs:
  • Maintained and updated legal volumes to ensure the law library was accurate and up to date.
  • Provide technical guidance to subordinates and maintain law library to include unit files and records.
  • Maintained law library and administrative records in compliance with the Defense Records Management System.
  • Keep and monitor legal volumes to ensure that law library is up-to-date.
  • Lead responsibilities in managing and maintaining the USAO law library.
  • Prepare, develop, compiled, databases for law library.
  • Assist with updating and maintaining law library reference materials.
  • Researched administrative law and kept law library in order.
  • Update legal publications and maintain a working law library.
  • Selected as paralegal in charge of the law library.
  • Maintained law library with over 200 resources.
  • Managed and operated the Law Library.
  • Assist in preparing legal papers and forms Conduct investigation and research activities Maintain files Inprocess and outprocess new soldiers Maintain law library

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12. Administrative Library

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Here's how Administrative Library is used in Paralegal Specialist jobs:
  • Provide technical guidance to subordinates maintain law/administrative library monitor and review actions for accuracy.
  • Maintained law and administrative library including section files and records.
  • Maintain legal and administrative library.
  • Maintain law/administrative library and section files, as well as monitor and review actions to ensure accuracy and timely dispatch.
  • Provided technical guidance to subordinates, maintained the law/administrative library, section files, and records.
  • Maintain the law and administrative library along with associated section files and records.
  • Maintained law/administrative library, section files, and records.

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14. Westlaw

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Here's how Westlaw is used in Paralegal Specialist jobs:
  • Conducted thorough legal research using WestLaw software.
  • Utilized the Westlaw databases to determine debtor's ability to pay and current address.
  • Utilized Westlaw to cite check legal briefs and prepare jury instructions.
  • Performed legal research via Westlaw; maintained law library.
  • Preform legal research using Westlaw and Army publications.
  • Utilize Westlaw to research case law, gather information and prepare summaries for attorneys.

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16. Non-Judicial Punishment

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Here's how Non-Judicial Punishment is used in Paralegal Specialist jobs:
  • Conducted legal research on military law, prepared documents and correspondence, prepared members for non-judicial punishments and administrative separation boards.
  • Researched Manual for Courts-Martial to successfully draft non-judicial punishment for Soldier misconduct.
  • Received, reviewed, and prepared judicial and non-judicial punishment documentation.
  • Prepared and processed non-judicial punishment packets and administrative separation proceedings.
  • Prepared and processed non-judicial punishment actions.
  • Proofread and drafted actions including non-judicial punishment, transcripts, administrative separations, emails, and other legal correspondence.
  • Prepare and process content-specific case files for non-judicial punishment, and other military justice matters.
  • Planned and prepared for courts-martial, non-judicial punishments, and other military justice matters.

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17. Foia

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Here's how Foia is used in Paralegal Specialist jobs:
  • Reviewed documents regarding FOIA and Congressional responses, policy formulation and the development of administrative and legal responses.
  • Process full range of relatively complex matters related to time-sensitive FOIA administrative hearings filed against the Agency.
  • Served in a duel position as a Congressional liaison with the public affairs office and Congressional offices in the FOIA office.
  • Reviewed and analyzed documentation and records control procedures for local organizational component, and drafted responses for FOIA Attorney to sign.
  • Elected as the alternate FOIA Officer for the Office of Proceedings and assists the Chief FOIA Officer with written requests.
  • Implement the Department of the Army policies and programs required by law for public access to information under the FOIA.
  • Exemplified decision-making skills in signing off responses to PA and routine FOIA requests not warranting disposition by management officials.
  • Researched and resolved items in dispute to provide recommendations to management, reducing response times for FOIA requests.
  • Reviewed, analyzed, conducting research and preparing correspondence in response to Privacy Act and FOIA request.
  • Process and respond to requests within the statutory time limits of FOIA/PA as indicated within the guidelines.
  • Maintain and update all defensive litigation, FOIA, personnel and Public Housing Authority master files.
  • Review and processed all FOIA requests in compliance with FOIA rules and the District Personnel Manual.
  • Apply all applicable FOIA/PA Laws and exemptions to cases processed in anticipation of litigation or appeal.
  • Assist with NAWCAD FOIA request in determining what relevant information may be released under statutory requirement.
  • Received recognition for prompt fulfillment of FOIA requests, and clearing up a backlog of requests.
  • Provided physical security support for both JTF FOIA and Area Support Group-Kuwait S3 Operations office.
  • Offered prompt response to written and oral requests regarding legal advice and FOIA matters.
  • Advise Agency staff on matters related to FOIA decisions that impact the Agency.
  • Consolidated the quarterly and annual reports for all the FOIA requests and appeals.
  • Research and gather responsive documents to determine if FOIA exemptions apply.

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18. Lexis

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Here's how Lexis is used in Paralegal Specialist jobs:
  • Conducted research using LexisNexis and other internet sources.
  • Performed legal research and analysis using Lexis-Nexis.
  • Conducted research using LexisNexis and Pacer.
  • Performed legal research through Lexis Nexis, initial witness interviews, and research through various military systems and agencies.
  • Trained to use Lexis Nexus and West law, a program used for case study and witness locator.
  • Performed all legal research utilizing West Law, Lois Law, Lexis Nexis and Jenkins Law Library.
  • Utilized court link and LexisNexis research databases to provide updates on court cases and legal research matters.
  • Conducted legal research utilizing Lexis Nexus, law library, policies, regulations and other websites.
  • Research Court databases and LEXIS to locate necessary individuals and documents to clear title.
  • Located witnesses using Lexis-Nexis, investigator files, and other resources.
  • Utilized Lexis-Nexis and other legal engines to conduct research.
  • Research cases using LexisNexis and WestLaw.
  • Performed legal research by and through the use of LEXIS, NEXIS and JURIS.
  • Gathered and analyzed research data and case cites using LexisNexis and Westlaw search databases for court-martial preparation.
  • Performed research using Westlaw and Lexis Nexis
  • Worked daily programs such as Autotrak, Word, Excel, PACER, TextMap, TextCase, and Lexis.
  • Performed legal research and printed case cites for attorneys from Lexis-Nexis and/or Westlaw databases.
  • Perform legal research on cases and federal statutes on Westlaw and Lexis.
  • Conducted legal research using Westlaw and / or Lexis Nexis.
  • Performed proficient in legal research using Westlaw and Lexis Nexis.

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19. Customer Service

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Here's how Customer Service is used in Paralegal Specialist jobs:
  • Develop areas of expertise and company knowledge to improve customer service and meet departmental objectives.
  • Provide excellent customer service assisting customer with picking up and inventorying supplies.
  • Automated Escalation process from Customer Service to Product Safety to Legal.
  • Provided customer service in a legal assistance capacity.
  • Provided customer service in military legal assistant offices.
  • Provided customer service via telephone and correspondence (credit hours earned, program requirements, payments due, etc.)
  • Worked for Field Operation Center East (FOCE) as a Customer Service Representative during Hurricane Matthew Declaration.
  • Provide the utmost professional courtesy and customer service, and at all time maintaining your Military bearing.
  • Focused on customer's satisfaction, ensuring that the customer received the highest customer service possible.
  • Work with our customer service business partners for process improvement to ensure adherence to TCPA Laws.
  • Monitor the status of cases, in addition to providing customer service to the clients.
  • Monitor customer service calls to ensure compliance, script adherence, and sales issues.
  • Earned several awards for customer service and tax preparation skills.
  • Answered phones and provided customer service to visitors.
  • Provided Customer Service to walk-in vessel owners.
  • Put together court-martial records, board proceedings, preliminary hearings, appeals and investigations.Customer Service.
  • Communicate verbally with requestors to clarify requests and ensure good customer service.
  • Key Contributions: Consistently met deadlines while providing exceptional customer service.
  • Joined after graduating high school and learned a lot of technical and customer service skills.

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21. Administrative Law Matters

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Here's how Administrative Law Matters is used in Paralegal Specialist jobs:
  • Reviewed line of duty determinations of investigations, and other administrative law matters.
  • Assessed investigations, separation board proceedings, and other administrative law matters.
  • Reviewed line of duty determinations, AR 15-6 investigations, separation board proceedings, and other administrative law matters.
  • Researched and drafted legal reviews about administrative law matters and investigations Wrote memoranda and interviewed witnesses in preparation for courts-martial

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22. Information ACT

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Here's how Information ACT is used in Paralegal Specialist jobs:
  • Assisted with drafting, revising legal documents and dictations IAW Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) guidelines.
  • Examined and processed all incoming Freedom of Information Act requests pursuant to the Department of Justice and Dept.
  • Analyze and review laws, regulations and agency procedures for compliance with Connecticut Freedom of Information Act.
  • Compiled and submitted statistical information for the JAG annual Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act reports.
  • Served as POC for Freedom of Information Act requests and/or the Financial Disclosure Management System.
  • Analyzed, tracked, and monitored Freedom of Information Act requests for JAGMAN investigations.
  • Review and analyze incoming requests for information relative to the Freedom of Information Act.
  • Prepared responses to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.
  • Serve as Freedom of Information Act Officer for the District.
  • Assisted with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) process.
  • Served as the District Liaison for Freedom of Information Act matters providing guidance to AUSAs and staff while processing new requests.

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24. Government Agencies

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Here's how Government Agencies is used in Paralegal Specialist jobs:
  • Provide authoritative advice and recommendations to Coast Guard officials and counterparts in government agencies and private industry.
  • Contacted other federal, state, and local government agencies or their representatives concerning outstanding requirements.
  • Identify and prepare referral packages containing secret or classified documents to other government agencies.
  • Participated in multiple presentations to government agencies in defense of proposed mergers.
  • Prepared binders of complex privileged information for depositions with various government agencies such as FBI, CIA and others.
  • Worked closely with various government agencies including FBI, ATF, Homeland Security and U.S. Marshall.
  • Handled correspondence from the public, private attorneys, and other government agencies as necessary.
  • Calendared and prepared meetings for government agencies, plaintiff s council and witnesses.
  • Conduct legal holds and answer questions from attorneys and other government agencies.
  • Prepare and edit correspondence to government agencies, inmates and other co-counsel.
  • Review and order files from other government agencies and Courts.
  • Present Retained by law firms; government agencies; and corporations.
  • Managed projects and collaborated with multiple government agencies (i.e.

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25. Notary

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Here's how Notary is used in Paralegal Specialist jobs:
  • Performed various legal assistance duties such as notary, will preparation, powers of attorney, and soldier readiness program.
  • Conducted legal assistance such as notary services, powers of attorney, and wills.
  • Performed quality assurance on vesting descriptions and notary blocks on deeds and mortgages.
  • Conducted legal research, provided notary services, and created legal pamphlets.
  • Prepare power of attorney documents, affidavits, and provided notary services.
  • Provide notary services to service members and their families.
  • Drafted powers of attorney and provided notary services.
  • Power of Attorneys, Notary Public, etc.
  • Performed duties and notary public by witnessing signatures.
  • Assisted with notary services for clients.
  • Acted as military notary of public.
  • Served as a military Notary Public.
  • Interview clients, manage client portfiolios, prepare documentation, and serve as firm's Notary Public.
  • Provided notary services to over 200 customers in a three-month timeframe.

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26. Law Enforcement

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Here's how Law Enforcement is used in Paralegal Specialist jobs:
  • Assisted Assistant United States Attorneys and law enforcement agents with managing arrests and court proceedings including bail presentations and bail-cosigner interviews.
  • Position involved interviewing various law enforcement agents to prepare warrant applications after deciding whether matter should be prosecuted.
  • Coordinated with law enforcement agencies within Hawaii to establish protocols for cross-agency cooperation and information sharing.
  • Corresponded with foreign civilian and military law enforcement to assess documents for trial.
  • Maintain regular contact with law enforcement agencies to ensure provision of complete and timely cooperation in all aspects of assigned cases.
  • Interacted with outside law enforcement agencies on matters of employee civil involvement to help determine if employment qualifications are met.
  • Release was made dependent upon decisions of national security, law enforcement, invasion of privacy and other legal concepts.
  • Developed and maintained working relationships with investigators, law enforcement, social workers, service providers, and attorneys.
  • Correspond with high ranking officials in Fire Services and Law Enforcement in order to solve complex case issues.
  • Gathered, analyzed and organized evidence, in the course of federal investigations and law enforcement actions.
  • Act as liaison with judicial staff, law enforcement, public and departmental clients.
  • Coordinate work and case requirements between multiple agencies and law enforcement.
  • Edited and wrote Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee (LECC) Newsletter.
  • Correspond with victims, witnesses, and law enforcement.
  • Worked closely with law enforcement and defense attorneys.
  • Coordinated with law enforcement throughout trial process.
  • Present Obtain evidence from law enforcement to prepare criminal files for Grand Jury presentation.
  • Collaborated with Family Advocacy, law enforcement, medical facilities and the command to assure safety plans are coordinated.

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27. Real Estate

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Here's how Real Estate is used in Paralegal Specialist jobs:
  • Handled residential real estate and condominium conversion closing files from inception to completion.
  • Draft settlement statements, review and complete closing documents needed to process real estate closing Disburses funds based on final settlement statement
  • Administered training and advice to Human Resource Managers, Labor Relations Specialists Contracting Officers, Real Estate Specialists and Facility Managers.
  • Reviewed title searches and policies in connection with anticipated escrow closing of real estate, vessel and manufactured housing transactions.
  • Provided legal research on substantive areas including contracts, civil litigation, tort claims, labor, and real estate.
  • Led coordination efforts of collection of legal documentation for the sale of real estate and supervised all auction day activities.
  • Performed a variety of legal research tasks in fields of law encountered by the Real Estate Division.
  • Examined title reports, abstracts or preliminary title insurance binders Prepared statements for real estate closing.
  • Recorded and calculated real estate E-tax forms for Commercial Real Estate and maintained files.
  • Processed real estate claims related to job transfers under federal regulations.
  • Reviewed real estate leases and provide feedback to management.
  • Utilized ACRIS to generate real estate tax forms.
  • Abstract leases and maintain real estate database.
  • Assist attorneys comprising the Transactional Group with all aspects of commercial real estate, business matters, and corporate matters.

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28. Bankruptcy

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Here's how Bankruptcy is used in Paralegal Specialist jobs:
  • Provided review and analysis of financial documents including budget materials, and bankruptcy notices.
  • Reviewed and analyzed bankruptcy filings to ensure compliance with required procedures and protocols.
  • Serve as Bankruptcy Paralegal Liaison for all bankruptcy matters involving Agency component.
  • Experience with bankruptcy and relocation case management.
  • Reviewed incoming bankruptcy documents and managed bankruptcy files from initial file review to filing proof of claims and execution on judgments.
  • Worked closely with the IRS insolvency unit, debtor's bar and Trustee's offices to resolve tax related bankruptcy issues.
  • Researched, analyzed, reviewed and recommended cases for civil proceedings based on debtor and creditor abuses of federal bankruptcy laws.
  • Performed analysis of facts and applicable law and regulations regarding case-related technical issues raised by parties in the bankruptcy process.
  • Prepared a written guide on electronic filing in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court's ECF system.
  • Review bankruptcy documents for evidence of fraud and work with attorneys to research appropriate objections.
  • Reviewed debtors pay statements to ensure income disclosed on Bankruptcy Petitions was correct.
  • Monitored collection of payments to creditors from defunct nursing homes filing for bankruptcy.
  • Maintained and resolved an inventory of over 300 bankruptcy and tax cases.
  • Assist trial attorneys and bankruptcy analysts with legal research and information.
  • Research Bankruptcy cases, issue withholding orders to employers.
  • Prepared submissions to Federal Court in bankruptcy cases.
  • Prepared bankruptcy petitions for chapters 7 and 13.
  • Mined Bankruptcy Court files for critical information.
  • Attended the IRS General Litigation Bankruptcy School.
  • Case Manager in cases involving Affirmative Civil Enforcement (Healthcare Fraud), Foreign Litigation, Bankruptcy, and Immigration.

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29. Data Privacy

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Here's how Data Privacy is used in Paralegal Specialist jobs:
  • Conducted research to ensure compliance with Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) and Data Privacy laws.

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31. Document Review

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Here's how Document Review is used in Paralegal Specialist jobs:
  • Supported merger investigations through document review, market research and branding of document productions.
  • Analyzed corporate financial statements, electronic communications, and document reviews.
  • Performed cite-checking responsibilities and document review.
  • Support all aspects of litigation, including: legal research, factual investigation, document review, preparation and management.
  • Scheduled, prepared, and conducted document reviews and internal interviews of Pfizer colleagues.
  • Provided document review for Savings and Loan case for the Department of Justice.
  • Conducted research, interviews and document review to draft investigative reports.
  • Performed document and 2nd request document reviews for on various matters.
  • Document review and issue coding.
  • Coordinated all e-discovery and other deadlines for attorneys in IP group using electronic docketing and document review software.
  • Handled document review and redactions in preparation for the release of the requested records.
  • Completed document review for the CSB's investigation of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig blowout.

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32. Powerpoint

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Here's how Powerpoint is used in Paralegal Specialist jobs:
  • Prepared creative presentations for attorneys in Microsoft PowerPoint to utilize in case settlement conferences.
  • Utilized skills in MS Office Suite, PowerPoint Presentation, and conducted interviews of incoming paralegals and consumers.
  • Utilized Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint frequently for tracking and training purposes.
  • Designed presentation packages and charts using Microsoft PowerPoint, Word and Excel for high-level meetings.
  • Prepared exhibits for depositions, court filings, and trial using Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Assisted by creating PowerPoint presentations to aid AUSA in Fraud settlement conferences.
  • Utilize Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint to prepare spreadsheets and slides.
  • Submitted weekly reports, briefings, and PowerPoint slides.
  • Created spreadsheets, charts, graphics, and PowerPoints for analysis, timelines and presentations.
  • Prepare PowerPoint presentations and other material for trainings, seminars and conferences.

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33. Pacer

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Here's how Pacer is used in Paralegal Specialist jobs:
  • Conducted electronic filing in PACER, the Federal online filing system, for the prosecutor for current and future cases.
  • Utilized Pacer to provide updates and status reports on pertinent cases.
  • Used various research engines; Netscape, Text Wizard and Pacer.
  • Retrieve case information from Pacer and Court websites.
  • Monitored Bankruptcy case status using Pacer
  • Entered pleadings electronically using PACER software.

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34. International Law

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Here's how International Law is used in Paralegal Specialist jobs:
  • Provided administrative support for military law, and international law punishments to correct Soldiers that violated on base policies.
  • Ensured records were in standard with international law and administrative law.
  • Conducted research, assessed, and provided legal guidance on complex areas of National and international law as required.

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35. Fiscal Law

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Here's how Fiscal Law is used in Paralegal Specialist jobs:
  • Provide legal/administrative support in areas including criminal, family, contract, and fiscal law.

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36. Ensure Accuracy

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Here's how Ensure Accuracy is used in Paralegal Specialist jobs:
  • Reviewed legal descriptions on judgments and publications to ensure accuracy.
  • Monitored and reviewed actions to ensure accuracy.
  • Reviewed correspondence, which required the SJA and/or DSJA signature to ensure accuracy.
  • Combed through documents to ensure accuracy and correctness.
  • Maintain files and records to ensure accuracy.

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37. Expert Witnesses

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Here's how Expert Witnesses is used in Paralegal Specialist jobs:
  • Aided in the strategic decision-making process relating to the order of expert witnesses at trial and the presentation of trial exhibits.
  • Ensured that expert witnesses received materials for review prior to testimony and timely produced copies of expert reports.
  • Contacted expert witnesses to schedule their availability with the court's docket and Mr. Armstrong's.
  • Contract the services of expert witnesses, consultants, mediators and government personnel.
  • Assisted attorneys and investigators conducting research and background checks on expert witnesses.
  • Prepare trial notebooks for multiple witnesses and expert witnesses scheduled to testify.
  • Retained expert witnesses and drafted correspondence to same.
  • Assist in identifying and hiring expert witnesses.

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38. Public Records

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Here's how Public Records is used in Paralegal Specialist jobs:
  • Communicate with other state and federal agencies to search information and /or public records.
  • Manage and maintain all files with completed public records requests.
  • Conducted public records search for additional claims regarding subject property.
  • Investigate public records for information.
  • Dedicated work organizing exhibits, checking sources, searching public records.
  • Investigated facts and law cases and researched pertinent sources, public records to determine the causes of action to prepare cases.

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39. Medical Records

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Here's how Medical Records is used in Paralegal Specialist jobs:
  • Reviewed, analyzed and summarized claims data, medical records and prepared early case reports for attorneys representing the organization.
  • Retrieved medical records, prepared medical records summaries and chronologies and calculated medical specials.
  • Initiated review of recorded hearings, review and summary of medical records and testimonies as well as ALJ notes and directions.
  • Located and retrieved personnel, financial, and medical records of individuals involved in litigation with the Government.
  • Requested all medical records and billing records for the law firm to send to Insurance companies.
  • Evaluated medical records and legal files prior to consultation.
  • Review, analyze, and summarize cases (medical records, bills, reports, depositions, subrogation liens).
  • Request medical records, bills, and subrogation liens.

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40. Concordance

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Here's how Concordance is used in Paralegal Specialist jobs:
  • Prepared paper productions and e-media for imaging and accessibility in Concordance.
  • Maintained and updated Concordance database.
  • Build and managed IPRO or Concordance databases of agency reports and documents.
  • Maintain and update Summation and Concordance case document databases, including loading deposition transcripts, and summarization of documents.
  • Provided in-house presentation support assisting attorneys in organizing and developing cases using Summation, Concordance, Trial Director and/or Sanction II.
  • Maintained Concordance and/or Summation document databases and traveled to client locations to review documents in response to discovery requests.

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41. Grand Jury

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Here's how Grand Jury is used in Paralegal Specialist jobs:
  • Generated grand jury subpoena packages.
  • Draft motions, discovery letters, and grand jury/trial subpoenas for the Narcotics section attorneys.
  • Managed the Washington, DC Superior Court Grand Jury legal administration branch.

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42. Claims Processing

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Here's how Claims Processing is used in Paralegal Specialist jobs:
  • Prepare claims processing and investigations.
  • Perform legal assistance services, claims processing, and investigations.
  • Completed Courts-Martial records of trial and claims processing.

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43. Pleadings

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Here's how Pleadings is used in Paralegal Specialist jobs:
  • Drafted and independently prepared comprehensive pleadings, memorandums and documents setting forth defenses and position of the agency for attorney submissions.
  • Filed pleadings electronically in the Federal Docket Management System and completed the Certificate of Service.
  • Prepared discovery request letters and pleadings which identified specific admissions needed to support client claims.
  • Responded to discovery requests, e-discovery; electronic filing of pleadings for federal matters.
  • Draft pleadings and/or routine correspondence related to procurement litigation, as necessary.
  • Supported preparation of agency pleadings and responses to discovery requests.
  • Gathered information and data, performed legal research and composed pleadings or draft response for use by Judge Advocate Office.
  • Researched relevant case and statutory law; drafted responses to Motions to Show Cause, other motions, and pleadings.
  • Reviewed and prepared pleadings in foreclosure and condemnation cases in which U.S. Government or Agency was named as a Defendant.
  • Prepare drafts of legal pleadings, including answers and motions, discovery requests, interrogatories, objections and appearances.
  • Execute affidavits and legal pleadings for trials and maintain a positive working relationship with network/in house attorneys and staff.
  • Managed caseload by organizing and updating travel/time records, pleadings, indexes, calendars, dockets, and files.
  • Research statutes for interpretation of law to confirm office pleadings are current with state and federal regulations and statutes.
  • Draft legal pleadings such as motions to dismiss, motions to compel, and discovery requests for attorney review.
  • Docketed court orders, pleadings, motions, depositions, scheduling orders, and discovery deadlines in Microsoft Outlook.
  • Prepared and filed all civil and criminal eviction pleadings; prepared responses to Administrative Law Judge labor disputes.
  • Prepared documents including: complaints, motions, orders, answers, pleadings and subpoenas efficiently and accurately.
  • File motions and other responsive pleadings via the Court's Case Management/Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF) system.
  • Fast-tracked legal proceedings by generating and filing pleadings, motions, and various court documents for two attorneys.
  • Maintained and responsible for litigation docket calendar, noting deadlines for responsive pleadings/motions, and court appearances.

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44. Appellate Briefs

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Here's how Appellate Briefs is used in Paralegal Specialist jobs:
  • Researched and prepared Appellate Briefs in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Reviewed trial record and prepared appellate briefs and answers to habeas petitions.
  • Contribute to the drafting of legal pleadings for summons for divorce, appellate briefs, and default judgments.
  • Assisted Assistant State's Attorneys in researching and writing appellate briefs.
  • Drafted supporting letters, appellate briefs and correspondences.
  • Formatted, cite checked and proofread appellate briefs.

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45. Uniform Code

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Here's how Uniform Code is used in Paralegal Specialist jobs:
  • Prepared and processed administrative documents and memorandums for unit commanders using the military law uniform codes and policy manuals.
  • Research and analyze Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), state statutes, and policies in support of attorney.
  • Gathered evidence and prepared documents used in court-martial; Uniform Code of Military Justice proceedings; and other adverse actions.
  • Researched case law, Uniform Code of Military Justice and Army Regulations.
  • Drafted legal memoranda in accordance with Uniform Code of Military Justice guidelines.

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46. Travel Arrangements

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Here's how Travel Arrangements is used in Paralegal Specialist jobs:
  • Provide support managing multiple calendars, office supplies, travel arrangements, meeting preparation and track and coordinate training/certification requirements.
  • Scheduled and coordinated both domestic and international travel arrangements for military, civilian and expert witnesses.
  • Coordinate travel arrangements for witnesses.
  • Prepared travel arrangements for soldiers, victims, and witnesses needed to testify in court-martial.
  • Coordinated travel arrangements for legal teams and staff officers.
  • Secure travel arrangements for division chief and staff attorneys.
  • Subject matter expert and responsible official to generate travel arrangements for the Counsel to the IG and Office of Counsel staff.
  • Managed multiple attorneys' calendars, email, voicemail and travel arrangements.

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47. Staff Attorneys

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Here's how Staff Attorneys is used in Paralegal Specialist jobs:
  • Assisted military staff attorneys with research, investigation, and resolution of administration of military justice.
  • Investigated potential deceptive advertisements, communicated recommendations to staff attorneys.
  • Provided back office duty paralegal assistance to staff attorneys.
  • Assist assigned judges and staff attorneys with managing their appeal dockets, including maintaining neat and orderly appeal files.
  • Assisted various clients and staff attorneys in resolving issues regarding perceived and/or actual unfair employment practices.
  • Assist staff attorneys with resolution of disputes regarding contents of VA claims files or other records.
  • Prepared and collected selections of relevant documents for staff attorneys and Division Front Office leadership.
  • Provided research assistance to 7 staff attorneys in the personnel/labor and contract division.
  • Prepared memorandums of legal research for staff attorneys or other USMEPCOM employees.
  • Prepare and expedite Appeal Memo's for the Western Legal Staff Attorneys.
  • Summarized interviews of proposed merger partners, competitors and customers Analyzed proposed mergers, including HSR submissions, for staff attorneys

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20 Most Common Skill for a Paralegal Specialist

Legal Documents27.5%
Trial Preparation9.4%
Assistant Attorney7.5%
Counsel6.1%
Commander5.8%
Separation Board Proceedings4%
Courts-Martial3.8%
Court Hearings3.7%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Paralegal Specialist

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Legal Documents
Legal Documents
21.6%
21.6%
2
2
Trial Preparation
Trial Preparation
7.4%
7.4%
3
3
Assistant Attorney
Assistant Attorney
5.9%
5.9%
4
4
Counsel
Counsel
4.8%
4.8%
5
5
Commander
Commander
4.5%
4.5%
6
6
Separation Board Proceedings
Separation Board Proceedings
3.2%
3.2%
7
7
Courts-Martial
Courts-Martial
3%
3%
8
8
Court Hearings
Court Hearings
2.9%
2.9%
9
9
Paralegals
Paralegals
2.8%
2.8%
10
10
Family Law
Family Law
2.7%
2.7%
11
11
Law Library
Law Library
2.6%
2.6%
12
12
Administrative Library
Administrative Library
2.6%
2.6%
13
13
Legal Assistance Services
Legal Assistance Services
2.5%
2.5%
14
14
Westlaw
Westlaw
2.1%
2.1%
15
15
Legal Action
Legal Action
1.9%
1.9%
16
16
Non-Judicial Punishment
Non-Judicial Punishment
1.9%
1.9%
17
17
Foia
Foia
1.7%
1.7%
18
18
Lexis
Lexis
1.7%
1.7%
19
19
Customer Service
Customer Service
1.4%
1.4%
20
20
Legal Office
Legal Office
1.3%
1.3%
21
21
Administrative Law Matters
Administrative Law Matters
1.3%
1.3%
22
22
Information ACT
Information ACT
1.3%
1.3%
23
23
Legal Matters
Legal Matters
1.2%
1.2%
24
24
Government Agencies
Government Agencies
1.2%
1.2%
25
25
Notary
Notary
1.1%
1.1%
26
26
Law Enforcement
Law Enforcement
1.1%
1.1%
27
27
Real Estate
Real Estate
1.1%
1.1%
28
28
Bankruptcy
Bankruptcy
1.1%
1.1%
29
29
Data Privacy
Data Privacy
0.9%
0.9%
30
30
Legal Sufficiency
Legal Sufficiency
0.8%
0.8%
31
31
Document Review
Document Review
0.7%
0.7%
32
32
Powerpoint
Powerpoint
0.7%
0.7%
33
33
Pacer
Pacer
0.7%
0.7%
34
34
International Law
International Law
0.7%
0.7%
35
35
Fiscal Law
Fiscal Law
0.7%
0.7%
36
36
Ensure Accuracy
Ensure Accuracy
0.6%
0.6%
37
37
Expert Witnesses
Expert Witnesses
0.6%
0.6%
38
38
Public Records
Public Records
0.6%
0.6%
39
39
Medical Records
Medical Records
0.6%
0.6%
40
40
Concordance
Concordance
0.6%
0.6%
41
41
Grand Jury
Grand Jury
0.6%
0.6%
42
42
Claims Processing
Claims Processing
0.6%
0.6%
43
43
Pleadings
Pleadings
0.6%
0.6%
44
44
Appellate Briefs
Appellate Briefs
0.6%
0.6%
45
45
Uniform Code
Uniform Code
0.5%
0.5%
46
46
Travel Arrangements
Travel Arrangements
0.5%
0.5%
47
47
Staff Attorneys
Staff Attorneys
0.5%
0.5%

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