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Published 22 days ago


HOTLINE PARALEGAL

For Legal Services NYC’s Access Line

One Position Available


Legal Services NYC fights poverty and seeks racial, social and economic justice for low-income New Yorkers. For almost 50 years we have challenged systemic injustice and helped clients meet basic needs for housing, income and economic security, family and immigration stability, education, and health care. Legal Services NYC’s staff of 600 people in neighborhood-based offices and outreach sites across all five boroughs helps more than 80,000 New Yorkers annually. We partner with scores of community-based and client-run organizations, elected officials, public agencies, pro bono lawyers, and the courts to maximize our effectiveness. Our work fights discrimination and helps to achieve equity for all low-income New Yorkers. 


Legal Services NYC seeks one intake paralegals to staff the Access Line, our citywide intake hotline. Access Line paralegals perform an essential role in our agency. The team serves as an important front line for our work and responds in real time to low-income individuals and families seeking legal help. Access Line paralegal duties include answering phones, performing eligibility screening, entering client information into a database, writing case notes, giving advice under the supervision of an attorney, scheduling appointments, sending appointment letters and follow-up information to clients, and providing outside referrals. Access Line paralegals may also be asked to perform off-site intake outside of regular business hours. Access Line paralegals can expect to work closely with supervising attorneys and will have the opportunity to learn about many different legal practice areas. 


Qualifications include:

o  Excellent interviewing skills: the ability to identify a client’s needs quickly and accurately;

o  Excellent writing, and communication skills;

o  Excellent computer skills;

o  Experience working with a diverse low-income population;

o  Excellent organizational skills and great ability to follow directions;

o  Bilingual capacity in English and Russian required.


How to Apply:

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to Jobpostings@ls-nyc.org. Please write “HOTLINE-PARALEGAL” in the subject line of the email. Application deadline is July 19, 2021. Please, no telephone calls. As fluency in Russian is required, a language test will be administered.


Salary and benefits are determined by the Legal Services NYC Collective Bargaining Agreement. Legal Services NYC is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, people with disabilities, people over 40, and gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people are strongly encouraged to apply.


Job # 36_2021


HOTLINE PARALEGAL

For Legal Services NYC’s Access Line

One Position Available


Legal Services NYC fights poverty and seeks racial, social and economic justice for low-income New Yorkers. For almost 50 years we have challenged systemic…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    Other Education Requirement

Benefits

Salary and benefits are determined by the Legal Services NYC Collective Bargaining Agreement. Legal Services NYC is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, people with disabilities, people over 40, and gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Salary and benefits are determined by the Legal Services NYC Collective Bargaining Agreement. Legal Services NYC is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, people…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
Legal Services NYC, New York, NY 10013, United States
40 Worth Street, Suite 606

How to Apply

How to Apply:

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to Jobpostings@ls-nyc.org. Please write “HOTLINE-PARALEGAL” in the subject line of the email. Application deadline is July 19, 2021. Please, no telephone calls. As fluency in Russian is required, a language test will be administered.

How to Apply:

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to Jobpostings@ls-nyc.org. Please write “HOTLINE-PARALEGAL” in the subject line of the email…

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