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Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund


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Published 15 days ago

Start Date

September 30, 2019

Application Deadline

September 27, 2019

Salary

$30,000 - $30,000


Legal Services Coordinator Job Description

Agency Overview

LALDEF is a nonprofit that was founded in 2004 to serve the needs of the immigrant community in Mercer County. At our organization, we value diversity. LALDEF promotes the rights of all immigrants, with a focus on the Latin American community in the Mercer County area, facilitates access to health care, education and legal representation; advocates for the integration of immigrants; and fosters inter-cultural communication to strengthen our communities.  

Job Summary

LALDEF is seeking a legal services coordinator that can assist us in increasing capacity and serving the needs of our community. The coordinator will primarily serve as support staff to the supervising attorney and all accredited representatives. This position will also require direct client interaction by assisting in client interviewing and information collection. This position is part-time, based in an office environment, and evening wok will be required. This position requires the individuals to work effectively in a fast-paced environment; demonstrate the ability to think independently and critically, and apply good judgment.                                            

Job Responsibilities:

  • Supports the attorney and accredited representatives in various administration duties.
  • Requires strong communication abilities, in addition to computer and data entry skills.
  • Routine use of Microsoft Office Suite products and SalesForce.
  • Performs clerical tasks, such as drafting letters, filing, and data management.
  • Operates office equipment and completes general office work (additional duties may include answering telephones and data entry)
  • Conduct research relevant to legal case matter
  • Identify appropriate laws, judicial decisions, legal articles, and other materials for assigned cases.
  • Organize and maintain documents in a paper or electronic filing systems
  • Gather and arrange evidence and other legal documents for attorney review and case preparation
  • Draft correspondence and complete legal documents for review
  • Get affidavits and other formal statements that may be used as evidence
  • Call clients, witnesses, lawyers, and outside vendors to schedule interviews and meetings
  • Compile, analyze, and organize information. Gather exhibits, when applicable
  • Prepare and upkeep written reports

Personal Attributes

Ideal candidate should be flexible and the ability to multi-task with excellent communication, computer, interpersonal, organizational, and research skills. Candidate should think independently, but also utilize team work strategies when faced with difficult tasks.

Supervision

Positions reports to the Executive Director. 

Legal Services Coordinator Job Description

Agency Overview

LALDEF is a nonprofit that was founded in 2004 to serve the needs of the immigrant community in Mercer County. At our organization, we value diversity. LALDEF promotes the rights…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Entry level

Benefits

PTO, Sick, and Mental Health Days offered.

QSEHRA Health Reimbursement Plan is offered after 90 days of employment.

PTO, Sick, and Mental Health Days offered.

QSEHRA Health Reimbursement Plan is offered after 90 days of employment.

Level of Language Proficiency

English - Fluent (written and verbal)

Spanish - Fluent (written and verbal)

English - Fluent (written and verbal)

Spanish - Fluent (written and verbal)

How To Apply

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (responding to the prompt below) electronically to info@laldef.org. 

Writing Sample Prompt: Why do you want to work at LALDEF? What value added would you bring to the organization?

LALDEF is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity.

Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

NO CALLS PLEASE

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (responding to the prompt below) electronically to info@laldef.org. 

Writing Sample Prompt: Why do you…

Location

714-716 South Clinton Avenue, Trenton, NJ 08611

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