Paralegal or Paralegal-Trainee, HIV/AIDS Law Project


Job Type

Full Time

Published:

03/29/2018

Address

1309 E. 7th Street
Los Angeles
California
90021
United States

Description

Inner City Law Center (ICLC) is a nonprofit law firm on Skid Row in Los Angeles. We combat slum housing and develop strategies to end homelessness. Founded on the fundamental principle that every person should always be treated with dignity and respect, ICLC fights for justice for low-income tenants, working-poor families, people who are disabled, homeless, or living with HIV/AIDS, and homeless veterans. ICLC is doubling in size over the next six months, adding 40 extraordinary lawyers, paralegals, and other staff to our team.


Position Description: ICLC is seeking a talented, full-time, paralegal-trainee or paralegal for our HIV/AIDS Law Project. Responsibilities include general administrative work and case-related work. Case-related responsibilities include managing referrals for new clients (entering referrals into databases and communicating with external partners to confirm receipt), screening potential new clients, providing information and referrals, requesting medical records, preparing documents for filings at several courthouses, coordinating filings with process servers, supporting attorneys during all phases of litigation, compiling and organizing evidence for hearings, and helping attorneys prepare for administrative hearings and court appearances. Administrative responsibilities include managing office calendars, entering data into main operating client databases, faxing, mailing, scanning, managing physical client filing system, preparing client documents for audits, compiling data for reports on project outcomes, designing reports or presentations, and staffing outreach events. Other duties may be assigned, depending on the administrative needs of the office.


Hiring Criteria: Commitment to ICLC’s mission and values. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Organized and detail oriented. Innovative and solution-oriented. Ability to interact with a wide range of clients in a kind, appropriate manner. Ability to quickly build trust and rapport with low-income tenants. Ability to assume responsibility quickly and work independently and as part of a team. Ability to use good judgment, multitask and meet deadlines. Skilled at using Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Familiarity with using databases and data entry, preferably in a legal setting where entering client or case-based information. Must have a bachelor’s degree. Ability to speak, read and write in Spanish required.


Compensation: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits.


How to Apply: Priority will be given to applications received by April 8, 2018. However, we will accept applications until the position is filled. To apply, please email cover letter setting forth interest in the position, resume, and three references to: Lisa Charles, Program Assistant at lcharles@innercitylaw.org

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Priority will be given to applications received by April 8, 2018. However, we will accept applications until the position is filled. To apply, please email cover letter setting forth interest in the position, resume, and three references to: Lisa Charles, Program Assistant at lcharles@innercitylaw.org 


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