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Paralegal (Education and Civil Rights Law)

Remote, Work must be performed anywhere in United States

Details

Job Type:Full Time
Application Deadline:July 26, 2024
Education:4-Year Degree Required
Experience Level:Mid-level
Salary:USD $60,000 - $90,000 / year
Commensurate with experience

Description

Gottlieb & Wang LLP—a premier education law firm founded in 2017—is seeking an experienced paralegal to become an integral member of our growing team. G&W holds that disadvantaged families—those with children with disabilities and those from marginalized backgrounds—are entitled to the same caliber of legal representation typically reserved for large corporations. By working smarter than the institutional wrongdoers we face, we are dedicated to expanding access to the free and appropriate public education that is at the root of equal opportunity and social mobility in our country.

Our dedication to legal excellence is rivaled only by our commitment to employees’ rights—the belief that clients and attorneys are best served by fulfilled support staff who feel respected and valued, and who enjoy agency, access to resources, and a healthy work-life balance. We pride ourselves on unparalleled on-the-job training, and we invest heavily and endlessly in team members whom we see growing with us for the long haul.

Applicants located in the greater New York metro area (or willing to relocate to the area down the line) are preferred, but those located elsewhere are also encouraged to apply. G&W has two office locations—one in downtown Manhattan and one in downtown Brooklyn—but for the immediate future, this would be a fully remote position with significant flexibility to set preferred hours.

Our firm is enthusiastically nonconformist and driven by a passion for tenacious advocacy. If this and the below sound like a fit for you, please apply by submitting your cover letter and resume to Qian Julie Wang, our managing partner, via careers@gottliebfirm.com. As attention to detail is vital, any submissions that do not conform to these requirements will be disregarded.

Responsibilities

  • Manage case files; proactively gather, organize, and format hearing exhibits and settlement documents;
  • Make appearances in status conferences pertaining to scheduling and settlement updates and keeping attorneys informed of developments;
  • Track settlement progress, proactively following up as needed;
  • Format and finalize briefs and court documents;
  • Coordinate, format, and finalize notice letters and due process complaints;
  • Prepare disclosure packets in anticipation of litigation;
  • Coordinate witness availability for proceedings and schedule prep calls in collaboration with the assistant to the partners;
  • Assist attorneys with scheduling, case management, and calendaring; and
  • Collaborate with the office manager in:
  • Maintaining and organizing list of cases and records;
  • Preparing and sending retainers;
  • Collecting e-signatures for engagement letters and stipulations; and
  • Managing and preparing paperwork for attorney fee claims.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Suite and Google Suite.
  • Five or more years of paralegal experience preferred.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills.
  • Exceptional organizational, administrative, and interpersonal skills.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • A sense of urgency in execution and follow-up.
  • Ability to work well in a dynamic and fast-paced organization, with the judgment to balance multiple tasks and conflicting and changing priorities with little oversight.
  • A strong sense of integrity; ability to handle privileged and sensitive legal issues with complete confidentiality.
  • Dedicated team player who understands the importance of respectful collaboration with not just the partners but also other attorneys and support staff.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Salary begins at $60,000 and increases commensurate with experience.
  • We offer a full benefits package, including a profit-sharing plan after a certain number of years with the firm;
  • As mentioned previously, this is a fully remote position with significant flexibility to set preferred hours;
  • Paid holidays as well as flexible paid time off.

Gottlieb & Wang is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, age, or any other status protected by law. We proudly stand with Labor.

Gottlieb & Wang LLP—a premier education law firm founded in 2017—is seeking an experienced paralegal to become an integral member of our growing team. G&W holds that disadvantaged families—those with children with disabilities…

Benefits

We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including a profit-sharing plan after a certain number of years with the firm; the opportunity to work remotely full time; and paid holidays as well as flexible paid time off.

Gottlieb & Wang is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, age, or any other status protected by law. We proudly stand with Labor.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including a profit-sharing plan after a certain number of years with the firm; the opportunity to work remotely full time; and paid…

Location

Remote
Work must be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
305 Broadway, New York, NY 10007, USA
Suite 707

How to Apply

Please apply by submitting your cover letter and resume to Qian Julie Wang, our managing partner, via careers@gottliebfirm.com. As attention to detail is vital, any submissions that do not conform to these requirements will be disregarded.

Please apply by submitting your cover letter and resume to Qian Julie Wang, our managing partner, via careers@gottliebfirm.com. As attention to detail is vital, any submissions that…

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