Juvenile Rights Paralegal II

Job Type

Full Time

Published

10/10/2018

Start Date

10/25/2018

Application Deadline

10/24/2018

Address

New York
New York
United States

Description

The Juvenile Rights Practice has Paralegal II openings in its borough trial offices. The Paralegal II is part of an interdisciplinary team with attorneys, social workers, and support staff that provides representation to children who are before the Family Court on child protective, PINS, delinquency, and termination of parental rights petitions.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

* Conduct legal research

* Assist at intake, process preliminary case information into database, conduct conflict checks, gather information, and determine prior history 

* Digest case records

* Monitor provision of services and agency compliance with court orders

* Advocate for benefits and services

* Locate files and obtain documents

* Interact with court personnel to facilitate office operations

* Gather case information from other agencies

* Prepare and assemble court papers

* Make field visits

* Assist with service referrals and special projects

* Interview witnesses and collateral sources

* Conduct background and follow-up interviews with clients


SECONDARY DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

* Other duties as assigned


Location

Citywide


Requirements

* Paralegal certificate from an ABA-accredited paralegal program, Bachelor's degree in a relevant field, or satisfactory completion of a comprehensive in-house training course appropriate to practice area

* Excellent writing, verbal, organizational and computer skills 

* Ability to work in a team setting

* Experience working with children and families

* Excellent interpersonal and advocacy skills 

* Proficiency in the Spanish language desired, but not required


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.


HOW TO APPLY

You must apply online at the LAS Recruitment Portal. The Legal Aid Society is reducing its carbon footprint and therefore paper applications are not accepted. 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.


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.


For technical difficulties or questions regarding this posting, please email jobpostquestions@legal-aid.org.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement


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