Current Paralegal Vacancies
Federal Employment Benefits
Paralegals are an integral part of the litigation process in the Tax Division.
Each paralegal is assigned to a particular section, and works closely with the attorneys in preparing their cases.
Tax Division paralegals perform a wide variety of tasks under the supervision of their attorneys.
Paralegals in the civil or criminal trial sections assist attorneys in preparing cases for trial. Some civil paralegals also help to
collect money judgments. Paralegals in the appellate sections tend to perform more cite-checking and proofreading functions.
A number of Tax Division paralegals are career federal employees who enjoy the breadth and
pace of paralegal work. Other paralegals are recent college graduates who stay with the Division a year or two, and use their
experience to see if they are interested in pursuing a career as an attorney.
Paralegals may be asked to:
conduct factual or legal research
locate witnesses and assets
contact and interview fact witnesses, including IRS employees
summarize transcripts or other documents
organize discovery documents
prepare tables of contents, indices, and tables of authorities for legal briefs
and other documents
review citations for accuracy
draft procedural motions
arrange deposition schedules and logistics
prepare deposition notices
prepare correspondence to judgment debtors
prepare post-judgment collection discovery
label and organize trial and deposition exhibits
travel to assist at trial
All paralegals should possess:
strong analytical skills
the ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and grammatically, both orally and in writing
the ability to perform legal and factual research using various databases and online resources
the ability to work cooperatively and effectively as part of a litigation team