Paralegal - LEAP (Legal Empowerment & Assistance Program)


Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Minimum: $50,000.00
Maximum: $55,000.00

Published:

03/27/2018

Address

217 Wyckoff Avenue
Brooklyn
New York
11237
United States

Description

POSITION

Paralegal


EMPLOYMENT TYPE

Regular FT – 35 hours/week


SALARY

$50,000-$55,000/year


REPORTS TO

Director of Legal Services


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Paralegal will be assigned to 3-4 attorneys to coordinate and facilitate compliance with vacate and payment deadlines. The position is responsible for: 

  • Prescreen potential cases through court-administered legal services programs.
  • Draft litigation documents including subpoenas, affidavits, and answers, etc. File court documents for attorneys. Assist attorneys with witness and trial preparation. 
  • Assist attorneys and clients with outstanding repairs during litigation and subsequent to.
  • Conduct legal intake and manage case files. Conduct site visits to monitor access for repairs and document observations. 
  • Obtain certified copies of documentary evidence from courts and administrative agencies. 
  • Act as primary contact for clients from intake to resolution and interpret as needed. 
  • Advocate on behalf of clients with social service organizations, governmental agencies, and other third parties to obtain needed services, benefits, etc.
  • Assist with and facilitate evening tenants' rights workshops for program participants and the community-at-large. 
  • Assist with assembling motions for filling. 
  • Miscellaneous administrative duties as needed, including data entry and maintaining updated case notes and daily post-office run. 
  • Attend weekly staff meetings.
  • Other duties: Identify, advocate and/or initiate building wide repair resolution in conjunction with tenant organizers.

 


COMPETENCIES

  • Minimum of 2 years working in a legal office setting
  • Knowledge of NYC Housing Court, entitlements and rental assistance programs 
  • Spanish fluency required
  • Experience working in non-profit organizations and commitment to social justice
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to advocate
  • Ability to work independently and collaborate with a team
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, ability to problem solve and build relationships


EDUCATION EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s degree required

Paralegal Certificate preferred


APPLICATION DEADLINE

March 23, 2018 

Benefits

  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Benefits:
  • Accident, Disability and Specified Disease (Cancer) Insurance:
  • Pension Plan:
  • Tax-Deferred Annuity
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Commuter Benefits Plan (CBP)
  • Workers’ Compensation Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Holidays: The RiseBoro observes 12 holidays, annually

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish Fluency Required

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please send Cover Letter and Resume to Kesha Jagdeo, Director of Empowerment Services, at kjagdeo@riseboro.org


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