Leidos Paralegal/Legal Assistant (San Antonio, TX) in San Antonio, Texas

Basic Qualifications

*Proven excellent written and oral communication skills.

*Paralegal Certificate. An equivalent level of training may be substituted with the approval of the COTR.

*At least ONE (1) year of litigation paralegal experience.

*Must have basic legal knowledge, including knowledge of standard legal citation system sufficient to perform basic legal research.

*Thorough knowledge of legal research tools such as LEXIS and WestLaw.

*Should have hands-on familiarity with a variety of computer applications, including word processing, database, spreadsheet, imaging, and telecommunications.

*Proficient in Microsoft Office software programs (i.e., Word, Excel, Outlook, MS Access or other data bases), Word Perfect and Adobe Acrobat Professional or similar applications.

*Ability to consistently deliver highest quality of work under extreme pressure will be very important.

*Demonstrated ability to review a wide variety of documents, both legal and non-legal documents, including Motions and briefs, and a variety of legal correspondence.

*Attention to detail.

*Some walking, standing, bending and carrying of small office items

*Ability to obtain a security clearance.

*Must be a U.S. Citizen.

Job Description

This position is in support of the United States Attorneys Office in San Antonio, TX at 601 NW Loop 410, Suite 600.

The estimated length of this assignment is through May 31, 2017 with the possibility of TWO (2) one year extensions.

Overtime may be authorized, as needed, via the proper authorities.

The Employee will perform the following tasks, but not limited to:

*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. Obtains needed information from files, law enforcement agencies, or other sources, and submits completed legal documents to the appropriate AUSA or, in limited cases, directly to the court. In preparation of documents, considers the nature and the status of the case involved. With limited instructions from the AUSA, prepares such legal actions as indictments, criminal complaints, search warrants, judgments, applications, notices, affidavits, summonses, grand jury subpoenas, rules to show cause, proofs of claim, and satisfaction of judgment. Completes variable aspects of recurring legal documents in conformance with the rules governing their style and format.

*Provides assistance to attorneys in trial preparation by performing duties such as independently compiling trial notebooks, assembling jury instructions, and compiling witness and exhibit lists.

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

*Develops tables of contents and indices to briefs in accordance with established format. Lists cited cases, opinions and miscellaneous references in briefs.

*Composes original letters that do not require legal interpretations, but do require a good working knowledge of legal procedures and specialized terminology, e.g., transmittal of pleadings, requests for extensions of time in certain cases, advising of actions taken or developments in cases referred by other federal departments and agencies, and notices to attorneys representing defendants.

*Performs other related duties as assigned.


Leidos is a global leader in the integration and application of information, technology and systems working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the civil, health, defense, intelligence and homeland security markets. The company’s 33,000 diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers in 30 countries. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported 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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Location(s): San Antonio Texas