Primary Purpose of the Job:
The Private Attorney Involvement (PAI) Program leads, facilitates, and coordinates efforts to engage the private bar in providing legal assistance to Legal Aid clients. The PAI paralegal will work under the supervision of the PAI staff attorneys to support work done by the program. The paralegal will have direct client contact, contact with partner organizations, and outside law firms.
1. Greets and processes calls in a courteous and professional manner.
2. Gathers, records, and transfers accurate and complete information to appropriate persons.
3. Maintains general office support and administration
4. Communicates orally and in writing with supervisor and others.
5. Ability to work with diverse clients from all backgrounds, interview clients, and complete intakes.
6. Applies computer skills and data entry, using firm systems, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and case management systems.
7. Organizes and maintains files.
8. Drafts, proofs and/or edits documents and correspondence.
9. Complies with Legal Aid policies and procedures in accordance with our Mission Statement.
10. Complies with all LSC Regulations and record keeping in the handling of cases.
11. Conducts investigations, statistical and documentary research.
12. Maintains a good relationship with the community of Legal Aid clientele, partners, and stakeholders.
13. Performs other duties as assigned.
• Proficiency with technology including video conference and online meeting software
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, and Outlook
• Good communication skills and
• Ability to work independently
• Dedicated team player
Desired Abilities, Knowledge & Qualifications:
• One year or more of paralegal experience required and/or paralegal studies educational program and training
• Ability to analyze information quickly and work well in a fast-paced environment
• Must have excellent organizational skills and be able to manage multiple tasks efficiently
• Creative problem-solving skills
• Ability to speak Spanish
• High School Diploma or equivalent required. At least one year of formal education in paralegal studies is preferred. CLA or other paralegal certification desirable, but not required.
Salary and Benefits:
•$32,000-$40,000 depending on experience, additional bonus available for bilingual (English/Spanish) speakers
•Vision & Dental
•Employer paid life insurance