Headquarters: 199 Water Street
The Criminal Appeals Bureau of The Legal Aid Society has an opening for a Paralegal II to work in the Managing Attorney's Office (MAO). The successful candidate should be organized, detail-oriented, and able to interact effectively with court personnel, as well as work with a team of paralegals, attorneys, and other support staff within the MAO.
* Correspond with clients and non-clients
* Draft a variety of motions
* Creation of CAB files through the utilization of OCA database and LawManager
* Process and screen records received from the court
* Take necessary steps to ensure records are complete, which may include going to court
* Answer telephone inquiries from clients and non-clients
* Other duties as assigned
Manhattan - Legal Aid Society Headquarters
* Paralegal certificate from ABA-accredited paralegal program, Bachelor's degree in relevant field, or satisfactory completion of a comprehensive in-house training course appropriate to practice area
* Experience in and/or commitment to advocacy on behalf of low-income people is strongly desired
* Excellent writing, verbal, and organizational skills
* Proficiency in computer and word processing skills
* Ability to work independently, multi task, and strong attention to detail
* Ability to work in a team setting
* Ability to interact effectively and independently with courts and related criminal justice agencies, as well as work with Criminal Defense Practice and Criminal Appeals Bureau attorneys, paralegals, and other support staff
* Some knowledge of New York criminal law and criminal procedures
* Notary Public or willing to become a Notary Public
* Proficiency in languages other than English is desirable, but not required
Only PDF documents will be accepted. If your document is not a PDF, your application will not be processed. Applications submitted without all the required materials will not be processed.
OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
The leadership of The Legal Aid Society is committed to a work culture of zealous advocacy, respect, diversity and inclusion, client-oriented defense, access to justice and excellent representation. We are dedicated to building a strong professional relationship with each of our clients, to understanding their diverse circumstances, and to meeting their needs. Our ability to achieve these goals depends on the efforts of all of us.
The Legal Aid Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer -- Women, People of Color, Members of the LGBTQ+ communities, Veterans, and People with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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