Litigation Paralegal

Job Type

Full Time



Start Date


Application Deadline



District of Columbia
United States


Background: The National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) is a national nonprofit public interest law firm dedicated to assisting veterans, service members, and their families to ensure they receive the federal benefits to which they are entitled. NVLSP represents veterans and surviving family members before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and other federal courts, the Board of Veterans’ Appeals, and VA regional offices. NVLSP often serves as amicus or lead counsel in impact litigation throughout the United States. In addition, NVLSP trains hundreds of other lawyer and non-lawyer advocates in veterans/military law and publishes advocacy materials to assist these advocates in their representation of veterans, service members, and their families. Among NVLSP’s advocacy publications is THE VETERANS BENEFITS MANUAL, a 2,200-page veterans’ law treatise published by LexisNexis. 




NVLSP is looking for a full-time paralegal to support its growing litigation team. The successful candidate will have exceptional organization skills, attention to detail, and the ability to manage and prioritize multiple deadline-driven tasks while maintaining a professional and pleasant demeanor.  



Qualifications and Experience:

 At least two years of experience as a paralegal or executive secretary with paralegal responsibilities

 Proficiency with Bluebook citation, cite checking, and compilation of Table of Authorities

 Excellent proofreading and writing skills

 Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, etc.) and Adobe Acrobat 

 Familiarity with drafting simple procedural motions and correspondence

 Ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects simultaneously under constant deadlines

 Strong organizational, problem solving, and communication skills

 Familiarity with major legal research databases a plus

Opening/Closing Date: Available immediately; closes when filled. NVLSP has a generous benefits program, with health and pension benefits provided.

Applications: A resume, salary requirements, and a list of three references should be e-mailed to with the subject line of PARALEGAL.

All applications will be reviewed in confidence. 

NVLSP is an equal opportunity employer.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

2-year degree