Leidos is looking for a Senior Paralegal in Los Angeles, CA. This position is in support of the United States Attorney's Office in Los Angeles, CA, at 300 North Los Angeles Street and/or 312 North Spring Street. The estimated length of this assignment is expected to be through November 30, 2019 with the potential for SIX (6) one year extension(s).
With proper approvals, works overtime depending on work and caseload. One may be placed to support divisions/sections where needed depending upon the needs of the office upon time of hire.
The Employee will typically perform the following tasks, but not limited to:
• Performs specialized legal research and writing in support of work in assigned area of criminal or civil prosecution, including research and analysis of statutes, legislative intent, judicial precedents, agency rules and regulations, and law review articles as they related to assigned cases to include those of an especially complex or unprecedented nature.
• Utilizes a variety of automated resources to research case or program specific legal matters, and to participate in assigned areas of criminal or civil proceedings, e.g., electronic discovery.
• Assists in the development of case referrals by: Ensuring that referrals meet agency and USAO standards for litigation; Reviewing and evaluating referrals to determine the need for additional information and evidence, and planning a comprehensive approach to obtain this information and evidence;
• Assisting the assigned attorney(s) regarding the merits and weaknesses of specific referrals based upon applicable law, evidence of liability and damages, and potential defenses;
• Helping the USAO develop new referrals, by ensuring a good working relationship with client agencies and the public, and by in training for federal, state, and local agencies in the assigned area, preparing informational literature, etc.
• Performs a variety of tasks associated with litigation of cases in assigned specialty area including but not limited to:
• Receiving and analyzing incoming pleadings and correspondence;
• Determining appropriate action and notes time limitations for responses;
• Drafting correspondence and legal documents for attorney’s signature;
• Drafting proposed orders and decrees for signature of judges and magistrates.
• Assists in pretrial preparation by: Preparing, scheduling, reviewing, and organizing discovery; Notifying, interviewing, and managing witnesses; Researching case law; Supporting assigned attorney(s) in court proceedings by briefing attorney on pertinent facts, issues, and case law, and by compiling, organizing, and indexing exhibits.
• Processes, tags, indexes, and organizes voluminous discovery, including documents, electronic communications, and audio and video recordings in multi-defendant violent and organized crime cases.
• Produces high quality work using discovery databases, such as IPRO Eclipse and Relativity.
• Performs other related duties as assigned
- Proven excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Requires paralegal certificate.
- At least two years of litigation paralegal experience.
- At least one year of experience in automated litigation support.
- Requires sound working knowledge of federal and state court system, 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.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office software programs (i.e., Word, Excel, Outlook, MS Access or other data bases), Word Perfect and Adobe Acrobat Professional or similar applications.
- Experience with Relativity or similar databases.
- Ability to meet established deadlines and work as a team player in a professional office.
- Ability to meet and deal with people in a courteous and tactful manner.
- Some walking, standing, bending and carrying of small office items is required.
- Ability to obtain a security clearance.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen.
- Experience working in a Government and/or Litigation Support environment in conjunction with basic qualifications and/or equivalent level of training.
- Experience in Civil and/or Criminal cases.
- Current or active clearance.
External Referral Bonus:Ineligible
Potential for Telework:No
Clearance Level Required:Public Trust
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Job Family:SCA Paralegal
Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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