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Legal Administrative Assistant

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East Bay Family Defenders
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San Leandro, CA
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Published 24 days ago

East Bay Family Defenders’ mission is to keep families together and minimize the time children spend in foster care. We provide holistic family defense to all indigent parents, and some children, facing child welfare intervention in Alameda County. We advocate for systemic change to reduce system intervention in families and promote community-based preventive resources and restorative solutions that meaningfully strengthen families. We partner with community-based providers and allied advocates.  

 

Our clients come to us through court-appointment by the Alameda County Juvenile Dependency Court when Child Protective Services files cases against parents or guardians alleging child maltreatment. Our attorneys, social worker, and parent advocates provide dedicated, zealous, client-directed legal defense while addressing the underlying issues that brought the family into the child welfare system. Our teams strive to reduce foster care entries, shorten lengths of stay in foster care, promote frequent and high-quality visiting arrangements, and ensure that families receive services that are well-tailored to expediting safe and lasting reunification.   

 

JOB DESCRIPTION 

Our busy, fast-paced law office is looking for a legal administrative assistant to support the work of our attorneys, under the supervision of our Administration and Operations Director (AOD). The ideal candidate is a social justice minded self-starter with exceptional communication skills,  attention to detail and the ability to multi-task successfully.  The position requires a high level of resourcefulness, including prioritizing, problem-solving and creative thinking skills. Strong computer and data management skills are a must.   

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Performing intake screening with clients 
  • Preparing and filing documents at court or through e-filing systems 
  • Preparing and sending routine client communications by mail or text 
  • Coordinating attorney - client communications, including scheduling appointments for attorneys with incarcerated clients and helping to ensure that incarcerated clients are transported to court for their hearings 
  • Transcribing and translating documents (as language capacity allows), or coordinating translation services for attorney-client appointments  
  • Providing assistance to attorneys with calendaring and data entry 
  • Ensuring attorneys have necessary office supply inventory and troubleshooting tech issues 
  • Answering phones and processing mail 

 

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • 2-5 years’ administrative or relevant pre-law experience 
  • AA degree, Bachelor’s degree preferred 
  • Spanish language proficiency strongly preferred; other second-language proficiency encouraged to apply 
  • Adeptness with technology, including data entry and managing team calendars; Experience with Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word, Outlook required   
  • Valid California driver’s license and a vehicle  

 

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS 

Salary is commensurate with experience, starting at $22.00 / hour. Competitive benefits package includes health and dental coverage and generous paid time off.  

 

HOW TO APPLY 

Please email a cover letter, resume, and at least two professional supervisor references to the attention of Rachel Taylor, Administration and Operations Director, at hiringmanager@familydefender.org and include the subject line "Legal Administrative Assistant Position." Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 

 

East Bay Family Defenders is an equal opportunity employer.  We value a diverse workforce. 

We are committed to implementing equitable practices and promoting diversity at all levels of our organization. 

East Bay Family Defenders’ mission is to keep families together and minimize the time children spend in foster care. We provide holistic family defense to all indigent parents, and some children, facing child welfare intervention in…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    May 10, 2021
  • Education
    2-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Salary

$40,000 - $45,000Salary is commensurate with experience, ranging from $20.00 to $22.00 / hour.

Benefits

Competitive benefits package includes health and dental coverage and generous paid time off. 

Competitive benefits package includes health and dental coverage and generous paid time off. 

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish language proficiency strongly preferred; other second-language proficiency encouraged to apply

Spanish language proficiency strongly preferred; other second-language proficiency encouraged to apply

Location

On-site
San Leandro, CA, United States

How to Apply

HOW TO APPLY

Please email a cover letter, resume, and at least two professional references to the attention of Rachel Taylor, Administration and Operations Director, at hiringmanager@familydefender.org and include the subject line "Legal Administrative Assistant Position." Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 

HOW TO APPLY

Please email a cover letter, resume, and at least two professional references to the attention of Rachel Taylor, Administration and Operations Director, at…

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