Job Details

Paralegal

Company name

Iowa Legal Aid

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Jan 22,2019

Valid Through

May 07,2019

Posted on

Aug 04,2017

Salary

USD 30047 Annually

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required

Location

Des Moines, IA, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
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Profile

Paralegal
The candidate will provide support and assistance to firm’s staff attorneys. Provide free legal assistance and community legal education to low-income people. Conduct initial client screening and intake to determine client eligibility for services and also the nature of the client’s legal problem. Work with other agencies to assist clients in being referred to company and partner agencies for appropriate legal services. Conduct special intake tasks related to service to non-English speaking clients consistent with company’s Limited English Proficiency policy. Coordinate and/or conduct outreach and community legal education. Provide support and assistance to staff and volunteer attorneys, including assisting with legal research, preparation of legal documents, and also clerical and reception work. Assist in the management of the office or unit’s case management systems. Serve as a representative of the office or unit in the community, or among client groups or agencies serving low-income individuals. Perform other tasks as assigned by supervisor. Should have either completed a degree as a paralegal, have successfully completed legal education coursework that is the equivalent of a paralegal degree program. Must have 2+ years of recent professional experience working in the capacity of a paralegal. Bilingual is a must.

Company info

ARLYS KNESS
Iowa Legal Aid
1111 Ninth Street
Suite 230
Des Moines, IA 50314-2527
Phone: 515-243-2151