Paralegal

Description

Job Description:

Be part of a dynamic team in providing legal and technical services to support the Department of Justice and other U.S. Government agencies. From emails and instant messages, to serves, electronic devices, and social media systems, we're equipped to meet the challenge of forensically capturing, reviewing, and illuminating the "smoking gun" evidence. Join us and make a difference.

Leidos is looking for a top notch Paralegal to provide a variety of legal support services, including document collection, review, analysis, management, research of applicable law, statutes, administrative, and regulatory requirements, and trial preparation for one of more Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) in support of one of our federal agency customers in Cheyenne, WY.

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:

- Reviews current legislation, regulations, directives, and decisions of various courts and administrative bodies, bringing information to the attention of AUSAs.

- Examines, prepares and processes a variety of technical legal documents which are characteristically voluminous and complex in format. Reviews incoming material and independently determines the need for assembly and preparation of a variety of legal documents, e.g., complaints, motions, orders, answers, pleadings, and subpoenas.

- Maintain regular contact with the applicable federal agencies to ensure provision of complete and timely cooperation in all aspects of assigned cases.

- Obtain needed information for files from law enforcement agencies, or other sources, and submit completed legal documents to the appropriate AUSA for review and approval.

- Composes original letters not requiring legal interpretations, but that require a good working knowledge of legal and administrative procedures and terminology.

- Prepares such legal pleadings as indictments, complaints, search warrants, judgments, applications, notices, affidavits, summonses, subpoenas, motions, responses, etc. Ensures legal documents are in conformance with rules governing style and format.

- Use original and online legal resources, verifies citations and statutory references contained in legal documents. Ensures citations are complete and consistent with source material.

- Produces a variety of written documents and materials utilizing a wide range of office software applications.

- Reviews and examines forms and documents for all cases to ensure completeness and accuracy. If information is missing, initiates correspondence to seek information that will complete the case file in preparation of a hearing.

- Provides assistance to AUSAs in preparing trial notebooks, assembling jury instructions, compiling witness and exhibit lists. Prepares discovery for plaintiffs and/or defendants in accordance with governing rules and regulations and with the approval of the assigned attorneys.

- Provides automated litigation support to attorneys in trial preparation and courtroom presentations by utilizing various software applications and graphics hardware.

- Establishes and maintains a variety of files for AUSAs. Searches legal reference files for information needed by AUSAs in conducting interviews, preparing correspondence, and preparing for hearings and trials. Assemble exhibits, affidavits, and other legal documents from file material.

- Produces a variety of written documents and materials utilizing a wide range of office software applications.

- Monitor the progress of pending cases and initiates action to ensure that legal pleadings, forms, reports, correspondence, and other documents are prepared and submitted within established deadlines. Keep appropriate staff members informed about the current status of cases.

- Compile organize, and index various discovery and evidence exhibits for trial, and witness testimony, and develop and compile jury instructions to assist AUSAs in preparing for trial. Work closely with assigned attorney(s) to ensure material is efficiently arranged.

- Open and maintain case files, and issue subpoenas compelling the production of evidence or witness testimony.

- Produce and provide to the attorney the appropriate legal documents, information, exhibits, or witnesses at the appropriate time during those court proceedings.

- Performs other miscellaneous tasks.

The above mentioned duties may be performed as single functions or in combination with one another. In addition to paralegal duties identified via the contract as a whole.

Basic Qualifications:

- Requires paralegal certificate, or currently attending an ABA-accredited law school, having completed at least one year of study. One year of legal training or legal experience or at least two years of college education may be substituted for the paralegal certificate.

- Excellent written and oral communication skills.

- At least one year of litigation paralegal experience.

- Basic legal knowledge, including knowledge of standard legal citation to cite check legal motions and memorandum.

- 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.

- 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Experience working in a Government and/or Litigation Support environment in conjunction with basic qualifications, preferred.

- Ability to review a wide variety of documents, both legal and non-legal.

- Trial experience very helpful.

- Automated litigation support experience valued (Relativity, CaseMap, Trial Director, etc.)

- Current or active clearance.

MEGA

External Referral Bonus:

Ineligible

External Referral Bonus $:

Potential for Telework:

No

Clearance Level Required:

Public Trust

Travel:

Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40

Shift:

Day

Requisition Category:

Professional

Job Family:

SCA Paralegal

Pay Range: