Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Details: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Published:

05/17/2018

Address

Boston
Massachusetts
United States

Description

PARALEGAL

Full Time 40 Hrs/Week

 

ORGANIZATIONAL MISSION

 

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice fosters equal opportunity and fights discrimination on behalf of people of color and immigrants. We engage in creative and courageous legal action, education, and advocacy in collaboration with law firms and community partners.

 

JOB OVERVIEW

 

We seek an energetic Paralegal with good judgment and initiative to assist seven attorneys in serving a growing volume of clients, particularly as diverse communities in New England are confronting unprecedented civil rights challenges and hate crimes. The job is fast-paced and the duties will be varied and diverse. This position is full time (40 hours / week).

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting attorneys with client intake, and processing a heavy volume of phone calls and emails, including communications with grassroots organizations, community advocates, and victims of hate crimes (80% of your time);
  • Tackling office support responsibilities such as creating spreadsheets, producing mail merged letters, and maintaining an officer calendar for important dates and deadlines (20% of your time).


QUALIFICATIONS

 

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree. Applicants must be extremely hard-working, highly self-motivated, and passionate about civil rights and racial justice.


The ideal candidate will also have:

  • Basic knowledge of legal terminology and basic understanding of legal systems and documents (preferably, experience in a similar position in a law office).
  • Computer skills, especially for word processing, creating spreadsheets, and running mail merge.
  • Excellent writing, editing, and analytical skills.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to work productively and efficiently with minimal supervision.
  • Language skills are strongly preferred, particularly the ability to communicate fluently in a language relevant to immigrant communities (including but not limited to Mandarin, Haitian Creole or Spanish), including the ability to speak, read, write, understand, and translate from one language to the other.
  • The ideal start date is June 18, 2018 (and no later than July 9, 2018).

Benefits

Competitive benefits package.

Level of Language Proficiency

Language skills are strongly preferred, particularly the ability to communicate fluently in a language relevant to immigrant communities (including but not limited to Mandarin, Haitian Creole or Spanish), including the ability to speak, read, write, understand, and translate from one language to the other.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

employment@lawyerscom.org

Please email employment@lawyerscom.org to submit your resume and cover letter. Your cover letter should not exceed 2 pages, and it should specifically highlight your language skills. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and interviews will begin immediately. Applications will continue to be accepted until June 8, 2018.


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