Juvenile Rights Practice Paralegal II (Bronx)


Job Type

Full Time

Published:

04/12/2018

Start Date:

04/20/2018

Application Deadline:

04/19/2018

Address

Headquarters: 199 Water Street
New York
New York
10038
United States

Description

The Juvenile Rights Practice has an opening for a Paralegal II in the Practice's Bronx office. The Paralegal II works as part of a team with lawyers and social workers, assisting in the legal representation of children in Family Court.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

* Conduct legal research

* Assist at intake; process preliminary case information into database, conduct conflict checks, gather information and determine prior history 

* Digest case records

* Monitor provision of services and agency compliance with court orders

* Advocate for benefits and services

* Locate files and obtain documents

* Interact with court personnel to facilitate office operations

* Gather case information from other agencies

* Prepare and assemble court papers

* Make field visits

* Assist with service referrals and special projects

* Interview witnesses and collateral sources

* Conduct background and follow-up interviews with clients


SECONDARY DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

* Other duties as assigned


Location

Bronx - Juvenile Rights Practice Office


Requirements

* Paralegal certificate from an ABA accredited paralegal program, Bachelor's degree in a relevant field or satisfactory completion of a comprehensive in-house training course appropriate to practice area

* Excellent writing, verbal, organizational and computer skills 

* Ability to work in a team setting

* Experience working with children and families

* Excellent interpersonal and advocacy skills 

* Proficiency in the Spanish language desired, but not required


Only PDF documents will be accepted. If your document is not a PDF, your application will not be processed. Applications submitted without all the required materials will not be processed.


The Legal Aid Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer -- women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ communities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

For technical difficulties or questions regarding this posting, please email jobpostquestions@legal-aid.org.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply


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