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Bilingual Paralegal - Family Law and Guardianship

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To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a resume and cover letter here: https://vlpprobono.wufoo.com/forms/bilingual-paralegal-family-law-and-guardianship/

No other submissions will be considered.

The deadline to apply for this position is 04/20/2021 (April 20, 2021). Applications will not be accepted after this date.

POSITION: Bilingual Paralegal - Family Law and Guardianship

DAYS/HOURS: Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM- 4:30 PM with one unpaid hour for lunch 

REPORTS TO: Supervising Attorney  

LOCATION: Remote/7 Winthrop Square, Floor 2, Boston, MA 02110*

STATUS: Non-Exempt

SALARY: $47,000

*This position will be remote until the office re-opens for in-person operations.

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

VLP is seeking a Bilingual Paralegal in the Family Law and Guardianship unit to support our busy team working on multiple legal projects, including legal clinics and Call Center support. The paralegals will manage both legal and administrative functions of these units, including meeting and following up with staff and clients, communicating with other members of the team internally and externally, providing support to the call center on a rotating basis, and other duties as necessary to carry out the mission of the organization. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

REQUIRED EDUCATION/TRAINING/KNOWLEDGE: 

  • Completion of bachelor’s degree and/or Paralegal Certification program
  • Fluency in Spanish and English – oral and written                               

REQUIRED MENTAL/PHYSICAL ABILITIES/SKILLS: 

  • Heavy use of computer programs and applications
  • Ability to communicate in person, by telephone, and by computer
  • Ability to travel to various locations in Greater Boston
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English and Spanish
  • Ability to collect and present information 
  • Careful attention to detail
  • Reliable and organized
  • Customer service-oriented
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize, and meet deadlines
  • Compassionate and able to work with low-income populations and be sensitive to their legal needs and socioeconomic status
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office and Zoom
  • Ability to be flexible and work independently
  • Ability to navigate through the Internet, research, and locate and interpret information
  • Able to learn new computer software and systems quickly

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Develop a deep understanding of the organization’s programs and projects and substantive areas of law, especially those substantive areas of law in which you will be assisting clients
  • Handle day-to-day case management administrative functions
  • Attend weekly legal clinics and case review meetings
  • Transcribe/document case updates and next action steps during meetings for cases
  • Provide intake support at the call center twice per month.
  • Attend weekly meetings and transcribe information discussed at legal unit meetings
  • Attend trainings as needed for professional development
  • Participate in other assigned projects, as needed, to continue the VLP mission


Volunteer Lawyers Project is committed to a diverse work environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our ideal candidates are respectful of an inclusive work environment. VLP strives to ensure that those working in our organization reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. VLP encourages applicants from a broad spectrum of backgrounds to apply for positions.

To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a resume and cover letter here: https://vlpprobono.wufoo.com/forms/bilingual-paralegal-family-law-and-guardianship/

No other submissions will be considered.

The deadline to…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    April 20, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required

Salary

$47,000 - $47,000

Benefits

Comprehensive benefits package available.

Comprehensive benefits package available.

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in Spanish and English is required (oral and written)

Fluency in Spanish and English is required (oral and written)

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Boston, MA
Associated Location
7 Winthrop Square, Floor 2, Boston, MA 02110

How to Apply

To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a resume and cover letter here: https://vlpprobono.wufoo.com/forms/bilingual-paralegal-family-law-and-guardianship/

No other submissions will be considered.

The deadline to apply for this position is 04/20/2021 (April 20, 2021). Applications will not be accepted after this date.

To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a resume and cover letter here: https://vlpprobono.wufoo.com/forms/bilingual-paralegal-family-law-and-guardianship…

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