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Leidos is looking for a top notch candidate to perform Paralegal support services in support of one or more AUSAs in support of one of our federal agency customers in Philadelphia, PA. Overtime and travel may be required as needed with proper authorization.
This position is expected to start on June 1, 2021. However, employment is contingent on ability to successfully obtain a minimum of a Public Trust Waiver prior to your start date as well as the ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust Suitability Determination for the duration of this position.
The candidate will serve as a paralegal responsible for directly and independently supporting Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) with assisting in a wide variety of technical paralegal services, including dealings with financial fraud investigations and trials and all other types of cases handled by the Criminal Division.
Typical assignments include the following but not limited to:
Provide a variety of direct paralegal services to AUSA staff.
Seek and locate sources of information, in aid of criminal investigations and trials, through contact or correspondence with other departments and/or agencies of federal, state and local government.
Gather factual material independently; read, annotate, and summarize transcripts, files and other factual aspects of the case; obtain financial and statistical information, agency records, court records and other public records; review and analyze documents and draft factual memoranda.
Perform specialized detailed legal research as necessary. Draft jury instructions and other trial documents for filing in court.
Upload electronic documents and data onto document review platforms and organize folders for review. Participate in review and analysis of electronic documents.
Redact documents and transcripts for discovery, including using electronic redaction.
Responsible for organizing and processing huge quantities of data and discovery documents, including electronic discovery. Responsible for completeness of discovery productions and for producing discovery.
Prepare numerous exhibits for trial.
Provide automated litigation assistance to attorneys in trial preparation and courtroom presentations. Utilize various software applications and graphics hardware such as scanners and plotters.
Provide critical assistance in trial preparations. Prepare documents, charts and visual materials for use in trials. Provide technical support, e.g., enlarging charts and photographs and marking exhibits.
Work closely with other members of case team, including assigned AUSAs, legal assistants, case agents and office Litigation Support staff.
Performs other miscellaneous tasks.
The above mentioned duties may be performed as single functions or in combination with one another.
Individual may support any division/section within depending on the needs of the office at time of hire.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Requires paralegal certificate, or Juris Doctorate, or currently attending an ABA-accredited law school, having completed at least one year of study.
- At least one year of litigation paralegal experience required.
- Must have basic legal knowledge, including knowledge of standard legal citation to cite check legal motions and memorandum.
- 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.
- Role also requires 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.
- 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.
- Trial experience very helpful.
- Automated litigation support experience valued.
- Ability to review a wide variety of documents, both legal and non-legal.
- Current or active clearance.
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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