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Records Specialist

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Capital Appeals Project
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New Orleans, LA

Capital Appeals Project


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Published 12 days ago

January 4, 2021
December 31, 2020
$32,000 - $42,000

The Capital Appeals Project (CAP) is a non-profit law office based in New Orleans, Louisiana. It was founded in 2001 and provides capital appellate and post-conviction representation to indigent people on Louisiana’s death row. One of the leading death penalty appeals offices in the South, CAP has provided top notch representation to its clients before the Louisiana Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court and has acted as a resource to public defenders and criminal defense lawyers across the state. CAP’s work on our clients’ behalves, and the training and counsel we provide to other public defenders, has improved the quality and standards of representation for indigent defendants and imprisoned people in Louisiana.


CAP is seeking a full-time Records Specialist to play an integral role in assisting CAP staff in the representation of our clients, primarily during post-conviction relief proceedings. This role combines some paralegal functions with a particular focus on the collection and organization of extensive records regarding our clients’ cases and life histories.


The Records Specialist position requires considerable resourcefulness, organizational skills, creativity, initiative and drive, ability to analyze and evaluate facts, evidence and related information, tact and discretion, and the ability to work on cases in a team-oriented environment. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to: document and case file management, including requesting, organizing and storing (both physically and electronically) records from outside sources; organizing and indexing discovery, evidence and exhibits; assisting in the development of case investigations and records collection, especially those relevant to a client’s life history, family and social history, and the circumstances of alleged crimes; producing documentary exhibits for use in court proceedings; compiling records for review by attorneys and experts, managing related correspondence, and providing support at evidentiary hearings.


Required Qualifications

  • At least 1 year prior experience, for example as a paralegal, administrator, legal assistant, archivist, librarian, investigator or other relevant field.
  • Ability and willingness to work with sensitive documents and information concerning issues such as intellectual disability, severe mental illness, histories of abuse, and other multi-generational traumas
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Computer literacy, advanced word-processing and data management skills and experience with Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Excel
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with teams
  • Willingness to work long hours when necessary
  • Commitment to seeking justice for all people
  • Driver’s license and willingness to travel.

 

Preferred Qualifications

·        Post-secondary degree, or comparable work experience

  • Demonstrated interest in criminal justice
  • Prior legal assistant or paralegal experience in high volume document litigation
  • Experience developing and implementing document management systems


The Capital Appeals Project (CAP) is a non-profit law office based in New Orleans, Louisiana. It was founded in 2001 and provides capital appellate and post-conviction representation to indigent people on Louisiana’s death row. One of the…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Professional

Benefits

Generous health insurance, short and long term disability, Life Insurance, FSA, and 401k after 6 months of continuous employment.

Generous health insurance, short and long term disability, Life Insurance, FSA, and 401k after 6 months of continuous employment.

Location

New Orleans, LA

How to Apply

Please email cover letter addressing qualifications, resume, writing or work sample, and three references to: Zain Tewalthomas, Director of Operations, Capital Appeals Project, zaint@defendla.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. 

Please email cover letter addressing qualifications, resume, writing or work sample, and three references to: Zain Tewalthomas, Director of Operations, Capital Appeals Project…

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