Buscar

Emprego

Paralegal, Preserving Affordable Housing (PAH) Program

Publicado por
Novo
|
Publicado há 28 dias

The Paralegal with the PAH Program will work closely with staff attorneys to ensure the successful and smooth operation in it legal and administrative functions, including client communication and case support, assisting with the drafting of pleadings and papers; case filing; case intake, including with administrative investigations and complaints; records management for the Program; case/data tracking; and answering phone calls.

 The Preserving Affordable Housing (PAH) Program at Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A uses legal and advocacy strategies to preserve and protect affordable housing, prevent evictions, combat tenant harassment and discrimination, and ensure that tenants enjoy the right to safe and sanitary housing. We use strength in numbers to fight for tenants’ rights. Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A ("Brooklyn A") supports tenants and community organizers in forming and representing tenant associations and participates in community coalitions engaged with the struggle for fair and equitable housing and community development. We also preserve affordable housing for residents in public, subsidized and regulated housing, protects against illegal evictions, advocates for tenants with disabilities and survivors of domestic violence, and restores or obtains government benefits to ensure the ability of low-income community members to stay in their apartments.

 Job Responsibilities:

  • With the supervision of an attorney, research cases and legal issues to support client cases, and prepare the appropriate documentation according to established procedures;
  • Interview clients and enter cases into the case management system and prepare letters and request documents to prepare clients' cases; 
  • Communicate legal details to clients in a clear and precise manner in attorney's absence without providing legal consultation or advice;
  • Transcribe notes from legal proceedings and meetings on computer from dictation and notation with precise terminology and speed;
  • Research, retrieve and update appropriate information in clients' case files in both hard files and case management system;
  • Coordinate and confirm deposition schedules with other law firms as well as field incoming inquiries regarding court related details;
  • Facilitate the timely delivery of legal documents and attend court and administrative hearings as required;
  • Respond to clients in a professional manner at all times to best represent the firm and respect the client;
  • Maintain an updated and accurate master calendar for the team;
  • Attend community group meetings and outreach programs and client meetings as necessary. May involve evenings and weekend;
  • General administrative duties for the team and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of three years legal assistant/paralegal experience; Paralegal certificate, a plus;
  • Experience with following court rules, filing court documents and maintaining litigation files;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with individuals from diverse backgrounds, local organizations, and people in desperate crisis;
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with client/tenants of different races, ethnicities, ages, and sexual orientations in a multicultural environment and a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion;
  • Excellent writing in English, bi-lingual Spanish preferred;
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint and other standard data management systems required, related certifications a plus;
  • Strong reporting and record keeping skills, including the ability to synthesize lots of quantifiable and qualitative data into clear, plain language and readable charts and checklists;
  • Must be able to work strategically within a team structure as well as independently, multi-task and work under tight deadlines;
  • Dependability, good time management and organizational skills and be attentive to detail;
  • Thorough commitment to Brooklyn A’s mission.

The Paralegal with the PAH Program will work closely with staff attorneys to ensure the successful and smooth operation in it legal and administrative functions, including client communication and case support, assisting with the…

Resumo dos Detalhes

  • Comprometimento de Tempo
    Carga Horária Integral
  • Educação
    Ensino Superior Requerido
  • Nível profissional
    Recém formado
Salário
USD $50.000 - USD $60.000
/ ano

Benefícios

Benefits include 100% employer paid health, dental and vision insurance, 403(b) employer match and 27 days vacation!

Benefits include 100% employer paid health, dental and vision insurance, 403(b) employer match and 27 days vacation!

Nível de Proficiência do Idioma

Bi-lingual Spanish preferred

Bi-lingual Spanish preferred

Localização

Temporariamente Remoto
O trabalho pode ser executado em ou perto de Kings County, NY
Local Associado
260 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211, USA

Como se inscrever

We want to hear from you!

If you are interested in this position, you must submit your resume and a cover letter telling us why your experiences would make you a good fit for this role. To apply, click here.

NOTE: This position is currently remote. However, the position will be located in Brooklyn, NY upon return to office. People with disabilities, people of color, and formerly homeless individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. Equal Opportunity Employer.

We want to hear from you!

If you are interested in this position, you must submit your resume and a cover letter telling us why your experiences would make you a good fit for this role. To…

Inscreva-se no Idealist

Inscreva-se hoje para salvar Empregos e assim receber alertas de emails toda vez que novos anúncios forem publicados.