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Civil Program Law Assistant

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Frank H. Hiscock Legal Aid Society


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November 16, 2020
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About Hiscock Legal Aid: Hiscock Legal Aid (HLA), founded in 1949, is a non-profit agency located in Syracuse, New York and is the primary provider of legal services to low-income individuals in Central New York. HLA promotes the right of every person to equal justice under the law by providing high-quality legal assistance to individuals and families in need. For more information, please visit www.hlalaw.org.

About the Position: HLA seeks a paralegal/law assistant to join our Civil Program to provide support to our attorneys who represent clients in a variety of legal matters, including divorces, family law, housing, and unemployment. The paralegal/law assistant will be expected to, among other tasks, complete client screenings and intakes, draft correspondence and other documents, assist with scheduling, and help schedule and track outreach and trainings in the community. This position presents a unique opportunity to join a collaborative office working to provide high-quality legal services to people in need. 

Required Qualifications: Strong organizational and interpersonal skills. Proficient in Word, Excel, Access, and/or other database software. Strong attention to detail.  Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Preferred Qualifications: Diverse economic, social, and/or cultural experiences.

Hourly Wage: Starting at $15.38, higher depending on experience.

Benefits: Excellent fringe benefits including generous leave, health, dental, and optical insurance, 401(k) retirement plan, and a great work environment.

Start Date: As soon as possible.

Application Instructions: Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to Gregory W. Dewan, Deputy Executive Director, at hiring@hlalaw.org.

The position will be open until filled.

Hiscock Legal Aid is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff. We strongly encourage candidates of all identities, experiences, and communities to apply. 

About Hiscock Legal Aid: Hiscock Legal Aid (HLA), founded in 1949, is a non-profit agency located in Syracuse, New York and is the primary provider of legal services to low-income individuals in Central New York. HLA promotes the right of every…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule

Benefits

Excellent fringe benefits including generous leave, health, dental, and optical insurance, 401(k) retirement plan, and a great work environment. 

Excellent fringe benefits including generous leave, health, dental, and optical insurance, 401(k) retirement plan, and a great work environment. 

Level of Language Proficiency

English

English

Location

351 South Warren Street, Syracuse, NY 13202

How to Apply

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to Gregory W. Dewan, Deputy Executive Director, at hiring@hlalaw.org.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to Gregory W. Dewan, Deputy Executive Director, at hiring@hlalaw.org.

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