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Colorado Legal Services (CLS) is a non-profit organization that provides free civil legal services to low-income individuals and seniors throughout Colorado. CLS has 13 offices statewide and over 120 staff. Our La Junta office is hiring a paralegal to serve as a point of contact for clients and applicants, provide administrative/legal support, and participate in office outreach efforts. Working under the supervision of the Managing attorney, the paralegal works with clients and community partners throughout Southeast Colorado. Ideal applicants have experience or strong interest in public interest law, human services, and/or equity work (paralegal certificate not required). 

CLS is committed to preserving public health through mask-wearing, social distancing and vaccination; options for remote work vary based on office location and specific job duties. This is a full time position with primarily in-office (on-site) work expected at this time. 

Duties and responsibilities

  • Screen statewide intake and local office applicants for eligibility for services and gather initial information about their legal problem, ensuring correct and complete data entry into CLS case management systems and referring to other offices or service providers as appropriate; 
  • Interview clients in person or over the phone, ensuring equitable language access for clients with limited English proficiency; 
  • Assist attorneys to maintain and close case files, overseeing the storage of physical files and actively participating in organizing digital documents/files; 
  • Office reception and coordination: 
  • Answer office telephone line and front door; 
  • Take appropriate messages and respond to all e-mails and phone messages in a timely manner;  
  • retrieve mail and case/client documents; and 
  • provide general office administrative oversight and support; 
  • Conduct outreach in the community regarding CLS’s program services and clinics; and 
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.  



Qualifications

Position requires excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills, high attention to detail, and the ability to balance and prioritize multiple projects and work well on a small team. Demonstrated ability to manage and maintain confidential, sensitive information and an understanding of the needs of low-income clients and the effects of poverty. Some legal or human services experience, Microsoft Office proficiency, and bilingual fluency preferred. 

Colorado Legal Services (CLS) is a non-profit organization that provides free civil legal services to low-income individuals and seniors throughout Colorado. CLS has 13 offices statewide and over 120 staff. Our La Junta office is hiring a…

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  • Flexibilidad
    A Tiempo Completo
Salario
USD $33.400 - USD $58.200
/ año
based on years of experience

Compensación

CLS pays 100% of each staff member’s health, dental and vision insurance premiums. CLS also pays a percentage of an employee’s spouse and/or dependents’ health, dental and vision insurance premiums, based on a sliding scale depending on salary.

Schedule and workload allow for work/life balance, with twelve paid holidays, as well as paid annual, health and personal leave.

CLS pays 100% of each staff member’s health, dental and vision insurance premiums. CLS also pays a percentage of an employee’s spouse and/or dependents’ health, dental and vision…

Ubicación

Temporalmente A Distancia
El trabajo se puede realizar en o cerca de La Junta, CO
Ubicación Asociada
La Junta, CO 81050, USA

Cómo aplicar

Email your cover letter, resume, and three references to hiring@colegalserv.org. Please title documents "Lastname DocumentTitle" (ex. Young Resume) and include “La Junta Paralegal” in the subject line. The cover letter should include the reasons for your interest in this position and well as any relevant experience working with low-income or other vulnerable populations. We invite all applicants to include in their cover letter a statement about how your unique background and/or experiences might contribute to the diversity, cultural vitality, and perspective of our staff and legal services practice. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 



Email your cover letter, resume, and three references to hiring@colegalserv.org. Please title documents "Lastname DocumentTitle" (ex. Young Resume) and include “La Junta Paralegal” in…

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