Victim Rights Law Center Paralegal

Job Type

Full Time

Published

08/07/2018

Application Deadline

08/31/2018

Address

115 Broad Street, 3rd Floor
Boston
MA
02110
United States

Description

The Victim Rights Law Center’s Massachusetts office is expanding! As the national dialogue about sexual violence prioritizes the legal needs of sexual assault victims, more survivors are coming forward with their safety, privacy, education, housing, employment, financial stability, and immigration needs. We need smart, compassionate staff to join us in leading a new response to sexual violence. The VRLC is hiring a paralegal, an education attorney, and an employment/immigration attorney to work in our Boston office; an attorney to work in Worcester; and an attorney to work in Berkshire County.


Organization:

The Victim Rights Law Center (VRLC) is a nonprofit law center that provides free legal representation to victims of sexual assault throughout Massachusetts and in Oregon, and national training and support for lawyers and advocates on the civil legal needs of rape and sexual assault victims. The VRLC’s mission is to provide legal representation to victims of rape and sexual assault to help rebuild their lives; and to promote a national movement committed to seeking justice for every rape and sexual assault victim. All applicants must agree with the VRLC’s mission statement and philosophy regarding our commitment to improving the response to sexual violence, empowerment, and inclusiveness. These positions will be filled by people with a strong work ethic, good sense of humor, and a commitment to serving marginalized or underserved populations.


Responsibilities:

  • Conduct initial phone screenings with sexual assault survivors to assess eligibility for services and provide referrals
  • Schedule comprehensive legal intakes and appointments for survivors with staff attorneys
  • Assist survivor-clients in gathering assault-related information and documents for their legal cases in the areas of housing, education law, employment, immigration, privacy hearings, protection orders, benefits and Victim Compensation
  • Conduct extensive legal research relevant to victims’ cases
  • Work collaboratively with direct services team focused on meeting the legal needs of survivors
  • Collect client data
  • Other duties as directed


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts and/or relevant work experience


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with trauma survivors and/or underserved communities
  • Fluent in additional languages 

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in additional languages is preferred, but not required.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

2-year degree

How To Apply

humanresources@victimrights.org
http://www.victimrights.org

To apply, send your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to humanresources@victimrights.org with both your last name and “Paralegal” as the subject of your email.

Applications that do not contain all required items will not be considered. No phone calls, please.


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