Leidos Supervisory Paralegal (Los Angeles, CA in LOS ANGELES, California
This position is in support of the United States Attorneys Office in Los Angeles, CA, at 300 North Los Angeles Street. The estimated length of this assignment is through September 28, 2018 with the possibility of ONE (1) extension through May 31, 2019. With proper approvals, works overtime depending on work and caseload. The Employee is expected to perform duties in support of Civil Division. However, one may be moved to support other divisions/sections where needed depending upon the needs of the office. The Employee will typically perform the following tasks, but not limited to: •All of the duties performed by a Senior Paralegal Specialist. •Examines and evaluates information in case files based on the department’s standards for case litigation worthiness and appropriate titles of law. •Conducts research into case law and statutes. •Analyzes legal decisions, opinions, rulings, memorandum, and other legal material relating to relevant points of law as dictated by the nature of the case assignment. •Performs research/analysis in a wide range of cases using the aid of sensitive databases such as Lexis/Nexis, Westlaw, Law Enforcement Online (LEO), National Crime Information Center (NCIC), Justice Telecommunications System (JUST) and National Law Enforcement Communication (NLETS). •Drafts pleadings and motions for presentation in court. Assists in drafting indictments for presentation to a grand jury. •Drafts legal memoranda reflecting facts, sources and citations. •Prepares factual material such as summarization of financial and other documentary data for evidentiary purposes. •Summarizes deposition testimony. •Organizes exhibits, subpoenas, evidence and visual aids for use in grand jury or trial. •Prepares trial notebooks for use during courtroom appearances. •Assists in witness interviews and preparation. •Processes, tags, indexes, and organizes voluminous discovery, including documents, electronic communications, and audio and video recordings •Produces high quality work using IPRO Eclipse, Relativity, and Excel, and Quickbooks. Tags documents in IPRO Eclipse and Relativity. •Creates and uses Excel spreadsheets, and reviews Quickbooks files. •Produces high quality products using PACER/ECF •Works on civil investigations and other fraud cases, including health care. •Performs other related duties as assigned. The above mentioned tasks can be performed as single tasks or in conjunction with one another.
•Excellent written and oral communication skills.
•Requires paralegal certificate. An equivalent level of legal training may be substituted with the approval of the COR.
•At least three years of litigation paralegal experience, including trial experience.
•At least one year of experience in automated litigation support.
•Must have supervisory experience, including proven capabilities and communication skills to successfully interact with clients and attorneys.
•Requires sound working knowledge of federal and state court system, legal research procedures, and legal research resources.
•Requires 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, Access or other databases), WordPerfect and Adobe Professional.
•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 setting.
•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 or legal/Litigation Support environment, strongly preferred.
•Familiarity with ESI tools and knowledge of e-discovery procedures and resources preferred.
•Active security clearance, preferred.
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions 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 pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.