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Housing Paralegal

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Colorado Legal Services (CLS) is a non-profit organization that provides free civil legal services to low-income individuals and seniors throughout Colorado. Our Denver office is hiring a paralegal to complete outreach and casework for tenants at risk of eviction.


Paralegal duties and responsibilities:

  • Effectively and consistently handle a high-volume caseload;
  • Respond to requests for emergency legal assistance from eligible individuals or groups;
  • Gather information from applicants and clients, review documents, and identify and investigate factual allegations and defenses;
  • Perform legal research and analysis, summarizing and applying pertinent provisions of statutes, regulations, and case law;
  • Ensure correct and complete data entry into case management systems;
  • Assist clients to apply for rental arrears assistance;
  • Maintain familiarity with systems and organizations serving low income tenants;
  • Develop, maintain, and facilitate specific training and materials relating to the work of the unit;
  • Assist in special projects or administrative tasks that maintain or enhance effective operation of CLS or the Housing Unit.  


Requirements:

Excellent communication and organization skills required. Must have experience working with low income or otherwise vulnerable populations. Housing and/or public benefits advocacy experience, bilingual ability, and Microsoft Office proficiency strongly preferred.  

Colorado Legal Services (CLS) is a non-profit organization that provides free civil legal services to low-income individuals and seniors throughout Colorado. Our Denver office is hiring a paralegal to complete outreach and casework for…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Salary

USD 33,400 - USD 58,200based on experience

Benefits

CLS offers generous healthcare benefits, covering 100% of employee health, dental, and vision insurance premiums, as well as a portion of dependent premiums. Leave policies allow for work-life balance, with twelve paid holidays, paid health, annual, and personal leave, and paid parental and bereavement leave. Staff are supported to seek out internal and external opportunities for training and professional development.

CLS offers generous healthcare benefits, covering 100% of employee health, dental, and vision insurance premiums, as well as a portion of dependent premiums. Leave policies allow…

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish fluency preferred.

Spanish fluency preferred.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Denver, CO
Associated Location
Denver, CO, USA

How to Apply

Send a cover letter and resume including contact information for three professional references to hiring@colegalserv.org. Please title documents "Lastname DocumentTitle" (ex. Kagan Resume) and include “Denver Housing Paralegal" in the subject line. The cover letter should include the reasons for your interest in this position as well as any relevant experience working with low-income or other vulnerable populations. You are welcome to discuss how your unique background and/or experiences might contribute to the diversity, cultural vitality, and perspective of CLS.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Send a cover letter and resume including contact information for three professional references to hiring@colegalserv.org. Please title documents "Lastname DocumentTitle" (ex…

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