SGI Global, LLC
  • Fargo, ND, USA
  • Full Time

SGI Global is seeking a Paralegal Specialist IV to assist the United States Attorney District of North Dakota. The Paralegal Specialist will provide support to the criminal section and operation of the United States Attorney's Office. The paralegal will perform a variety of legal assistance duties in an office providing legal assistance to attorneys or litigation teams.

Job Duties

  • Conduct research and draft responses for a variety of post-conviction motions filed in federal district court by inmates incarcerated in BOP institutions, including motions requesting compassionate release pursuant to 18 U.S.C.§ 3582, motions alleging ineffective assistance of counsel pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2255, and motions for relief pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 60(b). Conduct research and draft response motions for second or successive habeas corpus petitions filed by inmates under 28 U.S.C. § 2255 at the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.
    • Conduct research and draft memorandums on questions of law for direct appeals pending before the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals and pretrial motions for criminal cases pending at the Federal District Court.
  • Examines, prepares and processes a wide variety of technical legal documents that are characteristically voluminous and complex in format. Reviews incoming materials and determines the need for assembly and preparation of a variety of legal documents, e.g., motions, orders, answers, pleadings, subpoenas, etc. Obtains needed information from case files, law enforcement agencies, civil client agencies, or other sources, and submits completed legal documents to the appropriate AUSA for review and approval. Prepares such legal actions as indictments, complaints, search warrants, judgments, applications, notices, affidavits, summonses, subpoenas, rules to show cause, proofs of claim, motions for summary judgment, dismissals, satisfactions of judgment, etc. Ensures legal documents are in conformance with rules governing style and format;
  • Provides assistance to AUSAs in preparing trial notebooks, assembling jury instructions, compiling witness and exhibit lists. Prepares discovery for plaintiffs and/or defendants in accordance with governing rules and regulations and with the approval of the assigned attorneys. Uses original and online legal resources to verify citations and statutory references contained in legal documents and to ensure citations are complete and consistent with source material;
  • Composes original letters not requiring legal interpretations, but that require a good working knowledge of legal and administrative procedures and terminology;
  • Produces a variety of written documents and materials utilizing a wide range of office software applications;
  • Establishes and maintains a variety of files for AUSAs. Searches legal reference files for information needed by AUSAs in conducting interviews and preparing correspondence. Assemble exhibits, affidavits, and other legal documents from file material. Assembles and organizes files and records material for disposition or transfer to records depositories in accordance with established procedures; and
  • Produces a variety of written documents and materials utilizing a wide range of office software applications. For example, assignments may include integrating output from different software types, e.g., tables produced by database applications and charts and graphs produced by electronic spreadsheet applications, into word processing or desktop publishing text.


  • Paralegal Degree or Certificate or at least 10 years of litigation paralegal experience;
  • Ability to conduct legal research and analysis;
  • Knowledge of the litigation process to include court rules and procedures for prosecutions;
  • Ability to draft/develop detailed legal documents and correspondence;
  • Ability to communicate orally;
  • Ability to use a variety of software programs;
  • Knowledge of and skill in using spreadsheets and schedules, in order to gather data, analyze, and present findings.

SGI Global provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

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