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Part-Time Intake Paralegal

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Legal Services of New Jersey a non-profit public interest legal aid agency providing free legal help to the poor in civil matters, has an immediate opening for part time intake paralegals to support our statewide legal hotline. Callers to Legal Services of New Jersey’s Hotline face eviction, foreclosure, threats of domestic violence, have been denied unemployment insurance or other benefits and face a variety of other civil legal problems. Callers can access our statewide legal hotline, which provides legal information, advice, and referral in civil legal cases. This service is provided at no charge but applicants must be financially eligible to qualify. All callers are screened for financial eligibility prior to receiving services. We will provide training to do the following tasks:


•          Answering calls, gathering identification, household, and income and asset information.

•          Screening callers for the type(s) of legal problem(s) they are experiencing, evaluating income eligibility and determining if the case type is one that falls within LSNJ’s programmatic guidelines.

•          Interviewing the prospective client following a questionnaire for the particular case type or problem.

•          Entering, in real-time, information into the computerized case management database in a clear and concise manner.

•          Scheduling appointments and referrals with advocates. 


The position requires sensitivity, attention to detail, and explicit recognition of the scope of attorney-client confidentiality. No previous legal experience is necessary. Spanish fluency is strongly preferred. Computer literacy a must including working knowledge of Outlook.

Position schedules are flexible and consist of 19 hour per week shifts, Monday through Friday, between 8 am and 6 pm. LSNJ staff is temporarily working remotely; these positions are located in our Edison, New Jersey office.

Legal Services of New Jersey a non-profit public interest legal aid agency providing free legal help to the poor in civil matters, has an immediate opening for part time intake paralegals to support our statewide legal hotline. Callers to…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Benefits

LSNJ offers a very positive workplace among colleagues who enjoy and are passionate about securing justice for disadvantaged people. We promote a supportive and collaborative environment, with a healthy work-life balance. Benefits for these part-time positions will include paid time off. 

LSNJ offers a very positive workplace among colleagues who enjoy and are passionate about securing justice for disadvantaged people. We promote a supportive and collaborative…

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish Fluency valued

Spanish Fluency valued

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Edison, NJ
Associated Location
100 Metroplex Drive, Edison, NJ 08817, United States
Suite 402

How to Apply

Please a resume and cover letter that details how you believe you meet the needs of the position and of our organization to: jobs@lsnj.org . 

Please a resume and cover letter that details how you believe you meet the needs of the position and of our organization to: jobs@lsnj.org . 

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