Legal Scribe

Job Type

Part Time

Salary

Details: $14.00/hour

Published

05/29/2018

Address

San Francisco
CA
United States

Description

Job Summary


LEGAL SCRIBE


NATIONAL CENTER FOR LESBIAN RIGHTS


Part-time Non-Exempt/Hourly Position


APPLICATION


Please submit your resume, cover letter, and a list of three professional references through the online application on this page: https://nclr.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=16.


JOB DESCRIPTION


The National Center for Lesbian Rights seeks a highly-skilled, enthusiastic, diligent, and motivated individual for a part-time legal scribe position to assist an attorney with a disability in our San Francisco office. The legal scribe will work as a member of the legal staff, under close supervision of the attorney.


RESPONSIBILITIES


The legal scribe's duties will include assisting the attorney with a variety of computer and other related tasks such as:


*Typing, mousing, and handwriting;


*Navigating database and online sources such as Westlaw, HeinOnline, Google or other search engines, and state and federal legislative websites;


*Editing and formatting documents under the attorney's direction;


*Typing legal memos, case timelines, briefs, motions, letters and other legal documents from dictation;


*Assisting attorney to review electronic case records: navigating through our shared server, opening pdf documents;


*Typing email;


*Taking notes during meetings as needed;


*Assisting in review of electronic and hardcopy documents (mousing, flipping through pages as needed, etc.);


*Lifting, carrying, filing case files as needed; and


*Copying and scanning of documents as needed.


QUALIFICATIONS


The ideal candidate will have the following experience and qualifications:


*Minimum education: High school or AA degree;


*Very strong computer skills. Candidate must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, and Microsoft Excel. Experience with creating tables of authorities in Microsoft Word strongly preferred; experience with Westlaw a plus;


*Moderate to fast typing speed (80 wpm preferred);


*Strong attention to detail and organizational skills;*Prior experience in an administrative position a plus;


PERSONAL QUALITIES


The ideal candidate will be:


*Committed to social justice and enthusiastic about NCLR's mission and programs;


*Able to commit to 10-20 hours per week in a position that will be open for 12 months;


*Reliable, detail-oriented, well-organized, able to multi-task, and a fast learner;


*Flexible and enjoys working closely with attorney and as a member of a team;


*Willing to work flexible hours and from the attorney's home in Oakland when necessary but generally work out of the NCLR office in San Francisco; and


*Able to alternate between sitting and standing while working at the desk with attorney.


*Able to interact well with co-workers.


WAGES AND BENEFITS


This position will be $14/hour and 10-20 hours/week (will go up to $15/hour on 7/1/18). This is a part-time, non-exempt position. Benefits include sick leave, vacation, holidays, and transportation and parking pre-tax benefits.


ABOUT THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR LESBIAN RIGHTS


NCLR is a national legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education. Since its founding in 1977, the National Center for Lesbian Rights has asserted bold and strategic national leadership at critical moments in the struggle to win marriage and family rights, expand immigration and asylum efforts, support youth safety, create and promote a positive sports culture, as well as work on elder law and transgender law. For more information about NCLR, please visit our website: www.NCLRights.org.


No telephone calls please. NCLR is proud to be an affirmative action employer. All interested individuals, including people of color, women, persons with disabilities, formerly incarcerated people, and persons who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or intersex are particularly urged to apply.


Job Type: Part-time


Salary: $14.00 /hour

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

High School


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