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Paralegal - Tenant Defense Project

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Inner City Law Center
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Los Angeles, CA

Inner City Law Center


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Published 17 days ago

Inner City Law Center (ICLC) is a nonprofit law firm on Skid Row in Downtown Los Angeles. 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 who have disabilities or are experiencing homelessness, people living with HIV/AIDS, and homeless veterans.

 

Position Description:

The Paralegal supports the attorneys, other paralegals, and directors of the Tenant Defense Project by being the point of contact for clients, collecting and reviewing documents, helping to identify various legal issues, managing deadlines, drafting and filing documents, interacting with government agencies and other organizations, maintaining case files and documents, screening potential clients for eligibility and assisting with administrative and clerical duties.

 

Areas of Responsibility:

  1. Overall Coordination
  2. Assisting with team members’ schedules and deadlines
  3. Working closely with other team paralegals to advise and implement team procedures and systems
  4. Setting up for large team trainings or meetings
  5. Reserving conference rooms
  6. Client Interactions
  7. Screening for eligibility
  8. Intaking clients
  9. Collecting evidence and drafting discovery
  10. Visiting clients in their homes when needed
  11. Working closely with attorneys and other team paralegals to assess client needs and provide referrals as appropriate
  12. Legal Support
  13. Entering data in ICLC’s case management system
  14. Creating and maintaining client files
  15. Interpreting and translating
  16. Drafting and preparing pleadings, correspondence and discovery requests and responses under the supervision of an attorney
  17. Completing standard legal forms
  18. Registering attorneys for virtual court appearances and maintaining the team court appearance calendar
  19. Filing court documents and troubleshooting filing issues
  20. Reports
  21. Maintaining reports related to the team’s activity and outcomes
  22. Preparing reports upon the request of funders or supervisor
  23. Other duties as assigned.

 

Required Hiring Criteria: Commitment to public interest work and the mission of the organization. Comfortable working with all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Proven ability to  handle  complex  situations,  balance  multiple   responsibilities   and   competing priorities. Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, coordinate and direct multiple projects and activities with varied deadlines. Written and oral Spanish language proficiency required.

 

Compensation: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits.

 

How to Apply: Cover letters and resumes are reviewed upon receipt and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please submit your resume and cover on BambooHR. Applications will not be considered if both resume and cover letter are not provided.

 

Here at Inner City Law Center we offer excellent benefits (medical, dental and vision insurance), an excellent compensation package, 401k plan, paid lunches, paid time off, and more!

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

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule

Benefits

Here at Inner City Law Center we offer excellent benefits (medical, dental and vision insurance), an excellent compensation package, 401k plan, paid lunches, paid time off, and more!

Here at Inner City Law Center we offer excellent benefits (medical, dental and vision insurance), an excellent compensation package, 401k plan, paid lunches, paid time off, and more!

Level of Language Proficiency

Written and oral Spanish language proficiency required.

Written and oral Spanish language proficiency required.

Location

On-site
Los Angeles, CA

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 submit your resume and cover on BambooHR. Applications will not be considered if both resume and cover letter are not provided.


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

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