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.
* 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
* Perform functions in the support staff band, unrelated to the Paralegal I title, only as necessary and on a temporary basis
Brooklyn - Criminal Defense Practice Office
* 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.
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