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CAMBA
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Brooklyn, NY
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Published 26 days ago

Who We Are: CAMBA is a community of staff, volunteers, clients, donors, neighbors and partners who work together to build an inclusive New York City, where all children and adults have access to the resources and supports they need to thrive. We take a comprehensive approach by offering more than 160 integrated programs in: Education & Youth Development, Family Support, Job Training & Employment Support Services, Health, Housing, and Legal Services. We reach more than 65,000 individuals and families each year at our 90 locations, including 10,000 youth. CAMBA serves a diverse cross section of New Yorkers from new mothers in Brownsville to job seekers in the Rockaways. More than half of our clients are immigrants and refugees from around the globe. Over 85% of our families are in living in poverty, reflecting the challenges faced by nearly 1.7 million New Yorkers today.

CAMBA Legal Services, Inc. (CLS) is the legal services arm of CAMBA, Inc. CLS provides free civil legal services to low-income New Yorkers in the areas of consumer law, foreclosure prevention, immigration, housing law, and crime victims/ domestic violence assistance. In addition to providing direct representation and providing legal advice and counsel to thousands of clients, CAMBA attorneys also engage in legislative advocacy, impact litigation in both state and federal court, provide community education and offer expert training on a wide range of issues, services that allow members of our community improve their lives.

Position: Paralegal

Reports To: Supervisor

Location: 20 Snyder Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11226

What The Paralegal Does:

  • Assist clients in completing CAMBA intake applications and forms.
  • Conduct legal intake and assessment of client’s situations and needs.
  • Research and analyze law sources such as statutes, recorded judicial decisions, legal articles, legal codes, etc.
  • Prepare legal documents such as letters of advocacy, affidavits, and forms for administrative hearings.
  • Investigate facts and law of case to determine causes of action/defenses and prepare case accordingly.
  • Maintain accurate and comprehensive document/client files including up to date case note documentation.
  • Deliver or direct delivery of legal documents to court clerk in immigration court or state court.
  • Follow up with clients and other organizations regarding client progress toward legal goals.
  • Act as client liaison/advocate to coordinate with internal and external programs and agencies to make referrals and to ensure integrated services delivery regarding such matters as domestic violence, housing, immigration, consumer, foreclosure, etc.
  • Prepare marketing and outreach materials for the program.
  • Conduct outreach to the community in order to inform the community of the legal services and to recruit clients.
  • Conduct presentations and trainings to community based organizations and government agencies.
  • Provide information about and referrals to services such as shelters, housing programs, counseling, public assistance and other entitlements, assistance, and victim service programs.
  • Provide victim advocacy and accompaniment services.
  • May conduct home visits in order to perform intake and follow-up services.
  • May assist clients in completing applications for benefits and entitlements.
  • Assist with immigration applications.
  • May file motions, briefs, pleadings, legal memos, and appeals with court clerk.
  • Help with reporting and/or billing.
  • May act as law librarian, keeping and monitoring legal volumes and ensuring legal volumes are up-to-date.
  • May provide all required information for weekly/monthly/quarterly/annual report.
  • May provide group presentations to advise potential clients of their legal rights and responsibilities.
  • Prescreen clients over the telephone for eligibility and schedule intake appointments.
  • Tasks may be modified, expanded and/or assigned over time.

Minimum Education/Experience Required:

  • Associate’s Degree (A.A.) and two years applicable experience or Bachelor’s degree (B. A. or B.S.) and/or equivalent experience

Other Requirements:

  • Prior experience working in consumer and/or immigration field preferred.
  • Prior experience working with crime victims.
  • Fluency in Spanish strongly preferred.

The support staff, law graduates, and staff attorneys at CAMBA Legal Services are unionized with the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys, UAW Local 2325 as the CAMBA Legal Services Workers Union.

Who We Are: CAMBA is a community of staff, volunteers, clients, donors, neighbors and partners who work together to build an inclusive New York City, where all children and adults have access to the resources and supports they need to thrive. We…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    October 29, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    October 28, 2021
  • Education
    2-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Benefits

The support staff, law graduates, and staff attorneys at CAMBA Legal Services are unionized with the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys, UAW Local 2325 as the CAMBA Legal Services Workers Union.

The support staff, law graduates, and staff attorneys at CAMBA Legal Services are unionized with the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys, UAW Local 2325 as the CAMBA Legal Services…

Location

On-site
20 Snyder Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11226, USA

How to Apply

To apply, email your resume and cover letter to: submitresumes@camba.org.

Specify the title(s) of the position(s) for which you are applying on the email subject line. If your resume appears to be suited to a current job opening, a program representative will contact you.

To apply, email your resume and cover letter to: submitresumes@camba.org.

Specify the title(s) of the position(s) for which you are applying on the email subject line. If your resume…

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