Do you want satisfying work with a mission? Join the Federal Public Defender in providing the best defense that money can’t buy for indigent defendants charged with federal crimes. We are accepting applications for the 2017 Paralegal Bootcamp in the Portland office, July 11th – August 24th.
Job Description: This is a six-and-a-half week summer position for those who want a high intensity introduction to paralegal work in criminal defense. Paralegals are an important part of the defense team. They review discovery, collect electronic evidence, analyze facts, organize documents and facts in databases, prepare summaries for witness meetings, and develop timelines, charts or other visual representations of facts for use in court or other proceedings. This summer bootcamp is designed to introduce you to some of the necessary computer programs and tools of the paralegal, immerse you in the case work, and train you to become an effective paralegal on your own. Expect long hours at the computer learning programs and entering data, intermixed with trainings, case meetings, watching hearings in court, and meeting with attorneys. Office hours are 8:30-5:30 but additional time may be needed to master necessary computer skills.