General Clerk

Job#: 1363049

Job Description:

Apex Systems is looking to hire a General Legal Clerk for a large government client of ours in Washington, DC. See additional details below.


If interested, please send an updated copy of your resume to Jordan @ [email protected] 


Job Title: Law Clerk I

Location: Washington, DC

Contract duration: 6 month Contract to Hire 

Shift: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m

PR: $35.35/hr. + 4.41 SCA Fringe Benefit Rate


Position Summary: candidates shall have familiarity with legal and court documents; demonstrate competency in common software programs, such as the Microsoft Suite, search engines, and legal research databases; be willing to perform electronic data entry tasks; conduct routine correspondence; and possess common computer literacy skills. This in conjunction with the requirements of the position. The selected candidate will work in a fast-paced and diverse environment. Overtime and travel may be required as needed with proper authorization.

Typical assignments include the following but not limited to:

  • Screen, review, analyze, and sort incoming mail and correspondence (electronic and hardcopy).
  • Electronically request reports from the Bureau of Prisons and then collect information from those reports to populate fields in the Pardon’s electronic case management system (IQ).
  • Scan, prep, unitize, and file petitions of commutation and pardon requests. • Scan and process petitions to be uploaded to IQ and to the shared network drive.
  • Issue code data into IQ.
  • Manage routine electronic file maintenance, including organizing backup copies of original petitions mailed to the office.
  • Compile and organize relevant documents for use by attorneys in preparation for their evaluation of petitions.
  • The above mentioned duties may be performed as single functions or in combination with one another. One is expected to perform Law Clerk duties as defined by the contract.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Requires Law degree, or currently attending an ABA-accredited law school, having completed at least one year of study or, an equivalent level of legal training or experience or an equivalent level of education may be substituted.
  • Requires sound working knowledge of federal and state court systems, legal research procedures, and legal research resources.
  • Thorough knowledge of legal research tools such as LEXIS and Westlaw. 
  • Must have hands-on familiarity with a variety of computer applications, including word processing, databases (such as document review and file management systems), spreadsheets, and imaging.
  • Role also requires hands-on familiarity with ESI tools and knowledge of eDiscovery procedures and resources.
  • Ability to consistently deliver highest quality work under extreme pressure will be very important.
  • Ability to obtain a Public Trust clearance.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a Government and/or Litigation Support environment in conjunction with basic qualifications, preferred.
  • Trial experience very helpful.
  • Current or active clearance.









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Apex Systems is a world-class IT services company that serves thousands of clients across the globe. When you join Apex, you become part of a team that values innovation, collaboration, and continuous learning. We offer quality career resources, training, certifications, development opportunities, and a comprehensive benefits package. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in many awards, including ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing® in Talent Satisfaction in the United States and Great Place to Work® in the United Kingdom and Mexico.

Employee Type:

Folsom, PA, US

Job Type:
Engineering and Technicians

Date Posted:
September 11, 2023