PAE, Inc Senior Paralegal in Los Angeles, California

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

Senior Paralegal

Job Description:

  • Performs specialized legal research and writing in support of work in assigned area of criminal or civil prosecution, including research and analysis of statutes, legislative intent, judicial precedents, agency rules and regulations, and law review articles as they relate to assigned cases including matters of a complex or unprecedented nature.

  • Utilizes a variety of automated resources to research cases or program specific legal matters, and to participate in assigned areas of criminal or civil proceedings, e.g., electronic discovery.

  • Assists in the development of case referrals by:

  • Ensuring referrals meet agency and USAO standards for litigation;

  • Reviewing and evaluating referrals to determine the need for additional information and evidence, and planning a comprehensive approach to obtain this information and evidence;

  • Assisting the assigned attorneys regarding the merits and weaknesses of specific referrals based upon applicable law, evidence of liability and damages and potential defenses;

  • Helping the USAO develop new referrals by: ensuring a good relationship with client agencies and the public, and by assisting in training for federal, state, and local agencies in the assigned area, preparing informational literature, etc.

  • Performs a variety of tasks associated with litigation of cases in assigned specialty area including:

  • Receiving and analyzing incoming pleadings and correspondence;

  • Determining appropriate action and notes time limitations for responses;

  • Drafting correspondence and legal documents for attorney’s signature;

  • Drafting proposed orders and decrees for signature of judges and magistrates.

  • Assists in pretrial preparation by:

  • Preparing, scheduling, reviewing and organizing discovery;

  • Notifying, interviewing and managing witnesses;

  • Researching case law;

  • Supporting assigned attorney(s) in court proceedings by briefing attorney on pertinent facts, issues, and case law, and by combining, organizing, and indexing exhibits.


  • Must be able to obtain a security clearance.

  • Requires paralegal certificate. An equivalent level of legal training may be substituted with the approval of the COR. At least two 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 excellent written and oral communication skills and 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.

  • Familiarity with ESI tools and knowledge of e-discovery procedures and resources preferred.

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

  • Must submit three (3) professional references with resume.

PAE is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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PAE is a leading provider of enduring support for the essential missions of the U.S. government, its allied partners and international organizations. With over 60 years of experience, PAE supports the execution of complex and critical missions by providing global logistics and stability operations, technical services and national security solutions to customers around the world. PAE has a workforce of approximately 15,000 people in over 60 countries on all seven continents and is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

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