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Legal Staff Paralegal in Washington, DC

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Posted on

Jun 30, 2020


Washington, DC, United States
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Legal Assistant
The candidate will be responsible for: Assists the Legal Director in managing the priorities and projects of the Legal Department, including scheduling, calendar management, travel arrangements, systematizing and maintaining electronic and paper files, presentation creation, journal and Lexis-Nexis subscriptions, professional dues payments, reimbursements, receiving guests, etc. Assists with the Department’s finances, including check requests, purchase orders, expense reports, budget monitoring, and working closely with the Legal Director to produce the Department’s annual budgets and budget narratives. Assists with all matters related to the Department’s attendance at various conferences, including registrations, materials, and event planning. Assists with the drafting, editing, and proofreading of materials including letters of support for nominees and legislation, blog posts, talking points, fact sheets, articles for Equality magazine and other HRC and external publications. Reviews the website to identify out of date materials on a regular basis. Works closely with the Legal Department to edit, transmit, and track all HRC FOIA requests. Responds to requests for legal referrals and other legal/legislative information requests from individuals and organizations, via phone, email and regular mail. Responsible for keeping and updating a list of legal referrals for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Assists with recruitment and administrative support of the McCleary Law Fellow Program including, but not limited to, regular mailings to law schools to recruit candidates, contact with prospective law fellows to schedule interviews, posting and regular updating of law fellow application information on HRC website. Helps with the management of programs and technical needs of law fellows during their fellowship periods. Selects, interviews and supervises Legal Intern along with other Legal Department staff. Other duties as assigned may include assisting with research, assisting with the production of the various reports the Department releases (especially the Municipal Equality Index and the State Equality Index), and attending meetings on behalf of the Legal Department. Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent work experience required. Administrative experience in a legal or public policy environment a plus. Proficiency with Google Suite, MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is strongly preferred. Willingness to learn LEXIS-NEXIS, Quorum and Adobe as necessary. Experience with blogging and other communications work a plus.

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