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Part Time Paralegal - 1 year position

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Tipo de Emprego
Contract / Freelance
Data de Início
15 de agosto de 2024
Prazo para Inscrições
15 de agosto de 2024
Educação
Ensino Superior Requerido
Compensação
USD $25 - $28 / hora

Descrição

WHO WE ARE:

The Gender Equality Law Center is a not -or-profit law firm and advocacy center based in Brooklyn, New York, serving, for the most part, low-income women, girls and members of one or more LGBTQ + communities.  Our mission is to advance laws and policies that will breakdown historical barriers premised on outdated gender-based discrimination and harmful stereotypes that limit the ability of individuals to achieve a full measure of economic security and access equal opportunities to advance in our society.  Because so many instances of gender-based discrimination intersect with other forms of bias or prejudice, most of our legal claims for gender discrimination involve race, national origin, disability and immigration status bias.  All of our legal services are pro bono.

GELC’s programmatic work falls into three main areas

(1) Direct legal services, including providing responses to our callers on our legal hotline and online written portal submission form, limited legal representation and full-scale litigation in a variety of federal, state and local courts and administrative agencies. 

(2) Legislative and policy advocacy to help promote and pass legislation that will further protect against gender-based discrimination whose effect is to limit equal opportunities for women, girls and LGBTQ + individuals. (3) Education and training work to help inform the public about their rights to be free of gender-based discrimination in the workplace, in school settings and in various other aspects of participation in U.S. society. 

The major focus of our work falls into three subject matter areas:  (1) preventing gender-based harassment and violence; (2) combatting pregnancy and caregiver discrimination; (3) enforcing protections for LGBTQ + individuals.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

Job Description

GELC is looking for an interim part-time paralegal, 15 hours per week, from August of 2024 through August of 2025 to help support our intake work and litigation.  This is an excellent opportunity for someone to learn more about civil rights work and legal advocacy that seeks to combat gender-based discrimination and stereotyping. The successful candidate must be fluent in Spanish, both written and oral, as this is the predominant language of many of our clients and individuals who reach out for assistance.

The proposed hours for this position will be Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 12-5 with flexibility on this schedule negotiable, as long as a consistent schedule is followed. We need someone who can on occasion work later than 5pm to accommodate our clients' schedules.

 The job duties of the successful candidate will include

** Handling intake calls and responding to other referrals made to GELC from individuals seeking legal assistance

**Working with staff attorneys and clients who speak Spanish as an interpreter

**Conducting legal research using specialized softward and conducting non-legal research online;

**Proofreading legal documents;

**Conducting background investigations into potential employers we may bring litigation against;

-- Attending community meetings and other related programs, including attending and reporting back on legislative hearings and committee-related policy meetings;

Mandatory experience and skills:

-- College degree from a four-year college

-- Fluent in English and Spanish

-- Strong writing skills

--Ability to pay attention to detail

-- Exceptional communication skills

-- Ability to demonstrate compassion to our clients many of whom have been traumatized by discriminatory or violent experiences. For this reason, we are looking for applicants with the ability to understand the impact of trauma on individuals who experience discrimination

-- Commitment to gender justice and racial equality and a to advance social justice

-- Comfort with working with a low wage population

WHO WE ARE:

The Gender Equality Law Center is a not -or-profit law firm and advocacy center based in Brooklyn, New York, serving, for the most part, low-income women, girls and members of one or more LGBTQ + communities.  Our mission is to advance laws…

Benefícios

Biggest perk is working with a great bunch of social justice advocates!

Biggest perk is working with a great bunch of social justice advocates!

Nível de Proficiência do Idioma

The successful candidate must be proficient in oral and written Spanish

The successful candidate must be proficient in oral and written Spanish

Localização

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Interested Candidates:

Please submit:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover letter stating why you are interested in the position and a description of your skills and experience that match the listed skills and experience
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