Intake Paralegal

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Details: Salary is determined by Legal Services NYC Collective Bargaining Agreement

Published

10/30/2018

Address

1 West 125th Street
2nd Floor
New York
New York
10027
United States

Description

*This position is in Manhattan Legal Services*


JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Intake Paralegal


Manhattan Legal Services is seeking a motivated individual to fill the role of Intake Paralegal. This opening currently involves intake for our Disability Advocacy and Veteran’s Justice Projects but may also include intake for benefits and other MLS units.  Our organization is part of Legal Services NYC (LSNYC), the largest provider of free civil legal services for low-income people in the country. We are dedicated to providing high quality legal services in the areas of housing, family law, public benefits, employment, consumer, education, immigration, and disability rights. We are committed to working in partnership with community-based organizations in the low-income communities we serve in order to address the causes of homelessness, hunger and family disintegration. This is an exciting opportunity for someone dedicated to serving the needs of low-income individuals.


Intake Paralegal duties include conducting eligibility screenings of potential clients; entering client information into several databases; opening and closing files for clients; coordinating follow-up services for clients including appointments, referrals, client correspondence and gathering documents; assisting case-handlers on client-related matters; providing advice and information under the supervision of an attorney; using translation services; running database reports; maintaining client-related files; providing outside referrals. The Intake Paralegal may also be asked to perform off-site intake and, on occasion, work outside of regular business hours. 

Qualifications include:

o  Excellent interviewing skills;

o  Excellent communication skills;

o  Excellent computer skills;

o  Experience working with a diverse low-income population;

o  Associates, college or paralegal degree or equivalent skills demonstrated by professional or life experience;

o  Excellent organizational skills;

o  Bilingual in English and Spanish and/or a Chinese language required.


How to Apply:

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and one writing sample to jobpostingsmls@mls.ls-nyc.org  Please write “Intake Paralegal” in the subject line of the email. Please, no telephone calls. Salary and benefits are determined by the LS-NYC Collective Bargaining Agreement.


Manhattan Legal Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of color, women, people with disabilities, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender persons, and persons over 40 are welcome and are encouraged to apply.


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Benefits

Excellent medical, pre-tax flexible benefits for medical, vision, dental and eligible child care reimbursement; and retirement plans and generous paid annual and sick leave days.

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual in English and Spanish and/or a Chinese language required.

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

Other

How To Apply

Send a cover letter, resume, and one writing sample to jobpostingsmls@mls.ls-nyc.org  Please write “Intake Paralegal” in the subject line of the email. Please, no telephone calls. Salary and benefits are determined by the LS-NYC Collective Bargaining Agreement. 


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