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Paralegal - Benefits Hearings Team

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Inner City Law Center
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Los Angeles, CA
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Published 28 days ago

Inner City Law Center (ICLC) is a nonprofit law firm on Skid Row. We are looking for extraordinary people to help us end homelessness in Los Angeles. 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 living with disabilities or experiencing homelessness, people living with HIV/AIDS, and homeless veterans.

 

Position Description: ICLC is seeking a talented, full-time Paralegal or Senior Paralegal for a ground-breaking project that helps homeless individuals with disabilities gain access to critical income-support benefits. The position will focus on providing paralegal support to attorneys who conduct hearings on cases for Supplemental Security Income, Social Security Disability Insurance, and Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants.

 

The Paralegal will interact with clients and representatives of the Social Security Administration, request medical records, organize documents, prepare medical records for hearings, and submit records in a timely manner. Other duties include preparing emails and other correspondence for a variety of audiences, formatting and editing Word documents, scheduling appointments and meetings, preparing documents and materials for training sessions, and interacting with the public and community agencies such as the Department of Public Social Services. The Paralegal will also provide some administrative support to the Hearing Team’s leadership team. The Paralegal may also perform other duties as needed. The ideal candidate will be very organized and have previous experience working with people who are very low income and/or have disabilities.


Hiring Criteria: Commitment to ICLC’s mission and values. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Organized and detail-oriented. Ability to assume responsibility quickly and independently manage varied responsibilities. Ability to use good judgment, multitask, and meet deadlines. Experience with Outlook and the Microsoft Office Suite. Ability to learn and utilize databases, software, and case management systems. Excellent customer service skills.  Prior SSI, SSDI or other disability benefits experience a plus. Must be a certified paralegal or have a bachelor’s degree.

 

Compensation: Salary begins at $50,000 per year and is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits, including two weeks of vacation per year to start, along with federal holidays and additional paid days off, paid sick time, health insurance, retirement plan, flexible spending plan, public transportation stipend, and more.

How to Apply: Cover letters and resumes are reviewed upon receipt and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please upload your resume and a cover letter detailing interest in the position directly at www.innercitylaw.org/join-our-team.


ICLC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, age, disability, marital status, or medical condition. All qualified applicants with criminal histories shall be considered in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

 

To keep our Staff and Clients safe, while ensuring the integrity of our services to Clients, ICLC is requiring all current and future Staff to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Inner City Law Center (ICLC) is a nonprofit law firm on Skid Row. We are looking for extraordinary people to help us end homelessness in Los Angeles. Founded on the fundamental principle that every person should always be treated with dignity…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule

Salary

At least USD 50,000

Benefits

xcellent benefits, including two weeks of vacation per year to start, along with federal holidays and additional paid days off, paid sick time, health insurance, retirement plan, flexible spending plan, public transportation stipend, and more.

xcellent benefits, including two weeks of vacation per year to start, along with federal holidays and additional paid days off, paid sick time, health insurance, retirement plan…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Los Angeles, CA
Associated Location
Los Angeles, CA, USA

How to Apply

How to Apply: Cover letters and resumes are reviewed upon receipt and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please upload your resume and a cover letter detailing interest in the position directly at www.innercitylaw.org/join-our-team.

How to Apply: Cover letters and resumes are reviewed upon receipt and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please upload your resume and a cover…

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