Leidos is looking for a Paralegal to join our Washington, DC team supporting the Office of Foreign Litigation. The candidate will be responsible for processing, analyzing, and monitoring evidence requests, using in the Office of International Judicial Assistance's (OIJA) electronic database. The candidate must review and analyze new evidence requests and draft appropriate responses in the form of referral letters, rejection letters, affidavits, and other correspondence to U.S. Attorney’s Offices, witnesses, and foreign courts. The candidate will also be responsible for drafting court pleadings pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1782 and preparing the documents for filing in district court. The candidate will review and assist in processing requests seeking service on the U.S. Government pursuant to the Hague Service Convention.
This is a hybrid position ( 2-3 days/week on site and 1-2 days/week remote), but will require travel to the customer site in Washington, D.C. as requested.
Additional duties also include:
Contacting witnesses regarding new evidence requests
Following up with U.S. Attorney’s Offices in relation to pending evidence requests
Responding to inquiries from the public relating to evidence and service matters received by phone and email
Assist attorneys with legal research relating to novel or complex evidence or service matters
Print, file scan, and copy documents or send out packages by FedEx
- Requires paralegal certificate, or currently attending an ABA-accredited law school, having completed at least one year of study.
- At least one year of litigation paralegal experience
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Must have basic legal knowledge, including knowledge of standard legal citation to cite check legal motions and memorandum and must have sufficient experience with legal research tools such as LEXIS and Westlaw to perform basic legal research.
- Thorough knowledge and hands-on familiarity with a variety of computer applications, including word processing, databases (such as document review and file management systems), spreadsheets, imaging, and hardware systems.
- Basic 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.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen and able to obtain a Public Trust clearance.
- Experience working in a Government and/or Litigation Support environment
- Bluebook and cite checking experience.
- Experience with Relativity.
- Strong analytic, organizational, and writing skills.
- Trial experience.
- Current or active clearance.
This position is covered under the Service Contract Act and is subject to minimum wage requirements as well as the minimum Health and Welfare benefit. Leidos will ensure that all provisions are met through their wages and benefits. The pay for this position will be $23.32/hr.
In 2023, Leidos was ranked as one of the “World's Most Ethical Companies” by the Ethisphere Institute for the sixth consecutive year. We were also ranked #2 on the Forbes’ list of Best Employers for Veterans and #26 on Careers & The Disabled Magazine’s list of Top 50 Employers for the Disabled!
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Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 47,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2022. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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