Legal Assistant

Full-time 2 views
Company Good Shepherd Services Location Bronx, NY, United States

Public Interest

Legal Staff

40000 to 50000

Min 2 yrs required



Oct 07, 2022

Jun 24, 2022


Legal Assistant
The candidate will support the legal department in Family Foster Care and Adoption programs by providing clerical and support services to expedite permanency for children.
Determine appropriate allegations and draft TPR petitions (having reviewed the TPR referral form, case record, LTS, and other applicable docs). Order Putative Father Registry responses from OCFS upon receipt of any TPR referral form. Ensure that we have 2 original birth certificates for each child on whose behalf a TPR petition is filed. Serve discovery demands upon opposing counsel. Ensure service of petitions upon all necessary parties. Prepare any orders, affidavits, etc., to obtain authorization for substituted service as necessary. Submit/conduct diligent searches as necessary. Familiarize self with LexisNexis to perform diligent searches. Ensure receipt of Commissioner’s Notice of Appearance on all TPRs. Print out, scan, and redact case records for provision to counsel. Obtain certified orders on underlying neglect cases for all TPR cases. Draft all necessary orders, motions, and orders to show cause for records for use at fact finding. Serve discovery on opposing counsel. Maintain status sheets on all pending cases. Follow up on any subpoenaed records to ensure receipt. Obtain signed freeing orders/surrenders from the appropriate courthouse. Record signed freeing orders in the County Clerk’s office. Will draft and send out notice of entry of recorded freeing orders. Keep track of all undocumented children in our care. Ensure that all undocumented children in our care are referred to an immigration attorney. Follow up monthly with the CP and the immigration attorney to obtain updates as to the status of any immigration application. Complete and timely submit the ACS Immigration Status Report to ACS.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: The candidate should have a Bachelor’s Degree. Should preferably have 2+ years of legal experience or child welfare experience. Excellent organizational skills essential. The ability to handle multiple assignments and work independently must be demonstrated. Strong communication skills, both written and oral. Excellent typing and computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office software.

Min Salary/Max Salary
USD 40000 to 50000 Annually

Additional info

Job ID: 2022-5161

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Good Shepherd Services
305 Seventh Avenue,
9th Floor
New York City, NY 10001

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