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Leidos is looking for a top notch candidate to perform Law Clerk I services in support of one or more AUSAs in support of one of our federal agency customers in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Overtime and travel may be required as needed with proper authorization. Individual may support any division/section within depending on the needs of the office at time of hire.
Typical assignments include the following but not limited to:
Performing specialized legal research and writing in support of federal cases and matters through the research and analysis of statutes, legislative intent, judicial precedents, agency rules and regulations, and law review articles as they relate to assigned cases to include those of an especially complex or unprecedented nature.
Utilizing a variety of automated legal research tools as well as public information databases and other automated resources to research case-or program-specific legal matters, and to participate in assigned areas of civil proceedings, e.g. electronic discovery.
Performing legal research on particular issues and cases identified by the attorneys; researching cases, law, statutes, regulation, court rules, policies, procedures, legal periodicals, and other legal authorities that are relevant to the particular issue. Organizing these source materials by providing summaries, bibliographies, and indices for use in litigation. Utilizing a variety of automated legal research tools as well as public information databases and other automated resources to research case-or program-specific legal matters, and to participate in assigned areas of criminal or civil proceedings.
Reviewing investigative reports, testimonies, interviews, files, and documents for a variety of criminal and/or civil cases to become familiar with the issues, identifying pertinent material, and preparing comprehensive digests. Researching and summarizing factual aspects of cases. Reading and analyzing reports of investigating agencies, and sorting through and reading subpoenaed documents and identifying and summarizing portions that may be relevant to particular cases. Establishing and maintaining an effective system of compiling, indexing, and organizing this information and it sources.
Participating and assisting in preparation for trial by compiling, organizing, and indexing various evidentiary exhibits. Marking and identifying trial exhibits and drafting a list of exhibits to be offered at trial. Preparing narrative summaries, charts, tables, graphs, or other visual aids to be used at trial. he exhibits and visual aids must be designated and organized so that they correspond to the government=s theory of the case that is to be prompted during trial.
Assisting in the preparation of government and expert witnesses for trial. Participating in the interviews of potential witnesses, summarizing their prospective testimony, and suggesting questions for examination.
Preparing drafts of a variety of legal documents, such as pleadings, memoranda of law, trial briefs, appellate briefs, summons, complaints, indictments, answers, motion papers, and stipulations. Incorporating legal references and including an analysis of precedents related to the case. Writing initial drafts or summaries to be used in preparation of the final draft and then shepardize, proofread, and verify citations and statutory references against original sources such as legal texts, reports, etc., to insure correctness and conformance with source materials.
Compiling research notebooks and files regarding statutes, case law and controversial legal issues of special interest to the Criminal and Civil Divisions in the office.
Researching all relevant articles in selected newspaper, magazines, journals, and reviews, compiling biographical summaries on the authors whose work is being reviewed, and indexing these materials for continuing use by attorneys.
Performs other miscellaneous tasks.
The above mentioned duties may be performed as single functions or in combination with one another.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Law degree (Juris Doctorate), or currently attending an ABA-accredited law school, having completed at least one year of study. Only the Contracting Officer can approve a waiver related to the education requirements.
- 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 work and interact professionally and effectively with all levels of staff.
- Ability to meet established deadlines and work as a team player in a professional office.
- Skilled in meeting and dealing with people in a courteous and tactful manner.
- Some walking, standing, bending and carrying of small office items
- 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.
- Ability to review a wide variety of documents, both legal and non-legal.
- Current or active clearance.
We value and support the well-being and mobility of our employees with competitive benefit packages, complementary e-learning training, work-life flexibility, and a diverse, inclusive and ethical work place. In fact, in 2020,
Leidos was ranked as one of the “World's Most Ethical Companies” by the Ethisphere Institute for the third consecutive year.
External Referral Bonus:Ineligible
Potential for Telework:No
Clearance Level Required:Public Trust
Travel:Yes, 10% of the time
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 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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