Criminal Defense Practice Paralegal I (Brooklyn)

Job Type

Full Time

Published

07/31/2018

Start Date

08/15/2018

Application Deadline

08/14/2018

Address

New York
New York
United States

Description

The Legal Aid Society's Criminal Defense Practice has an immediate opening for a Paralegal I to work in the Kings County office to provide client services.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

* Work in a court part gathering client information

* Interact with clients and assist their families by providing case related information

* Access information from court records and assist attorneys

* Record case information using manual or electronic means

* Conduct criminal history and conflicts checks following established protocol

* Prepare written reports summarizing information complied

* Obtain and copy court and office files

* Assemble court files and materials for attorneys

* Liaison between attorneys and their clients


SECONDARY DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

* Perform functions in the support staff band, unrelated to the Paralegal I title, only as necessary and on a temporary basis



Location

Brooklyn - Criminal Defense Practice Office


Requirements

* GED or equivalent work experience (GED certificate, high school diploma, four years of responsible work experience, or some combination of work and education)

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

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

* Fluency in a second language common to our client population preferred

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

* Position may require work in office, courtroom, and other "field" settings

* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

* Proficient computer and word processing skills

* Ability to work independently and in a team setting

* Ability to multi-task


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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