Civil Practice Paralegal I (Bronx)

Job Type

Full Time

Published

07/10/2018

Start Date

07/20/2018

Application Deadline

07/19/2018

Address

New York
New York
United States

Description

Job Description

The Legal Aid Society has two Paralegal I positions available to support the Civil Practice in the Bronx office. The Paralegal I provides client services and ensures that clients seeking assistance receive access to available client services, or if applicable, referral to the appropriate outside agencies. In addition, the Paralegal I handles a wide range of tasks that support the office. The Paralegal I may also have occasional duties at other Legal Aid Society offices or intake sites.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

* Answer client telephone inquiries and handle basic correspondence

* Staff office point-of-entry telephone and telephone helpline for clients

* Schedule appointments and interview clients and family members

* Interact with clients and assist clients in completing forms and releases

* Refer clients, when applicable, to outside agencies and services

* Handle intakes from members of the public who contact the office requesting legal assistance

* Perform administrative tasks during intakes

* Enter and search data on various databases

* Generate daily, weekly, and monthly reports from various databases as needed

* Maintain and update case management database

* Draft, file, and serve subpoenas and other legal documents

* Obtain and copy court and office files

* Perform basic legal research and check citations

* Backup and support other administrative staff

* Assist in oral and written translation as needed

* Create case files

* Copy, collate, and batch documents

* Assist with court fillings

* Conduct off-site work as needed


SECONDARY DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

* Other duties as assigned


Location

Bronx - Civil Practice Neighborhood Office


Requirements

* GED, high school diploma, four years of responsible work experience, or some combination of these is required

* One year of experience in a legal or other relevant work (paid or unpaid) environment is preferred

* Some relevant college level work and/or paralegal training preferred

* Proficiency in Spanish is required

* Strong writing, verbal, and organization skills

* Proficiency in word processing and strong computer skills

* Ability to learn and efficiently use new systems

* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

* Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively on a team

* Ability to work flexible hours, including nights and/or weekends 

* Experience in and/or commitment to advocacy on behalf of low-income people is strongly desired


Applications will be considered on a rolling basis so applicants are encouraged to apply early.


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 opens an email client application.

Benefits

None

Level of Language Proficiency

None

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement


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