Leidos is looking for a Senior Paralegal who will support the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice in Washington, DC. The responsibilities includes:
-Works under the direction of a Supervisory Paralegal or a Project Supervisor.
- Will have direct contact with DOJ attorney's.
- Work products are reviewed prior to submission, however, often develops these products with minimal direct supervision other than written guidelines.
- In addition to functions performed by Paralegals, performs moderately complex legal research, synopsizes transcripts of hearings and oral arguments for attorney use; reviews case related materials and ; for example, identifies potentially conflicting statements or areas requiring further investigation; writes preliminary drafts of simple legal memoranda and correspondence.
- 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 tools such as LEXIS and Westlaw.
- 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.
- Hands on familiarity with ESI tools and knowledge of e-discovery procedures and resources.
- Ability to consistently delivery quality work under extreme pressure will be very important.
- Must have either an existing secret or top secret (preferably) clearance.
- Must be able to obtain a NACI clearance.
- Must be a US citizen.
- Experience working in a government and or legal environment as a Senior Paralegal / Legal Assistant II.
- Experience with Microsoft Office software programs (i.e. Word and Excel) strongly preferred.
- Automated litigation support experience very helpful.
- Experience using web based Databases / Workspaces (i.e. Concordance , Relativity) desirable.