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Community Redevelopment Project Paralegal

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Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy, a non‑profit provider of civil legal assistance to low-income persons in the Charlotte area, seeks a Paralegal Advocate for the Community Redevelopment Project within its Consumer Protection Program. Both the Program and the CRD Project are described on the attached page.

Paralegal advocates assist individual low-income individuals, provide outreach and community legal education, participate in community events, give legal advice under the supervision of a licensed attorney, assist partner agencies in serving the needs of clients and engage in systemic advocacy projects and activities.

The paralegal advocate will:

·        Assist with re-entry advocacy issues, including expunctions and drivers’ license restorations for low-income NC residents;

·        Assist with the property tax clinic for Mecklenburg County homeowners who meet eligibility requirements;

·        Screen and interview applicants for assistance; review client eligibility and determine whether cases meet case acceptance criteria;

·        Obtain drivers’ license and criminal records for review by attorney;

·        Provide legal advice, counseling, or other brief service during intake interview under the supervision of an attorney;

·        Assist attorneys in specific cases including contact with client; interviewing witnesses; case investigation; legal research; drafting legal documents; and

·        Provide direct assistance to clients in individual administrative cases in which direct paralegal representation is permitted.

Start Date

Position available beginning May 17, 2021.

Classification

The position is classified as paralegal-advocate on the Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy salary scales. Full time, annual salary $34,500+ (depending on experience); generous leave and benefits.

Qualifications

·        Two-year or four-year college degree or equivalent training or experience;

·        Paralegal, legal assistant, or social work training or experience preferred;

·        Experience working with low-income communities preferably at a non-profit or community-based organization within a multi-ethnic/multi-cultural environment preferred;

·        Spanish language proficiency preferred;

·        Proficiency in MS Office, including Word, Excel, Power Point and Adobe PDF professional;

·        Ability to work independently and in a team environment; and

·        Ability to effectively collaborate with co-workers and clients in virtual, face to face, and meeting settings. 

Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy, a non‑profit provider of civil legal assistance to low-income persons in the Charlotte area, seeks a Paralegal Advocate for the Community Redevelopment Project within its Consumer Protection…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    May 17, 2021
  • Education
    Other Education Requirement

Salary

At least $34,500Depending on experience.

Benefits

Generous leave and benefits, including paid time off, Holidays, health, dental, vision.

Generous leave and benefits, including paid time off, Holidays, health, dental, vision.

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish proficiency preferred but not required.

Spanish proficiency preferred but not required.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Charlotte, NC
Associated Location
1431 Elizabeth Ave, Charlotte, NC 28204, USA

How to Apply

To Apply send all of the following:

·        a detailed letter explaining your qualifications for and interest in this specific position and organization, in which you describe your qualifications for this program, experience with low-income individuals, Spanish language proficiency, and other relevant information;

·        a resume;

·        a writing sample; and

·        names and telephone numbers of three references; to: Administrative Manager, Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy, by email to careers@charlottelegaladvocacy.org or by mail to 1431 Elizabeth Avenue, Charlotte, NC, 28204, email is preferred. Form letters and inquiries not containing this information will not be considered

Equal opportunity employer.

Veterans, women, minorities and disabled persons are encouraged to apply.


To Apply send all of the following:

·        a detailed letter explaining your qualifications for and interest in this specific position and organization, in which you describe your…

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