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Legal Staff Paralegal in Kew Gardens, NY

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Company name

The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Litigation - General/Commercial

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required

Location

Kew Gardens, NY

Date Last Verified

Dec 07,2017

Posted on

Dec 06,2017

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Civil Practice Paralegal I The candidate will answer client telephone inquiries and handle basic correspondence. Staff office point-of-entry telephone and telephone helpline for clients. Schedule appointments and interview clients and family members. Interact with clients and assist clients in completing forms and releases. Refer clients, when applicable, to outside agencies and services. Handle intakes from members of the public who contact the office requesting legal assistance. Perform administrative tasks during intakes. Enter and search data on various databases. Generate daily, weekly, and monthly reports from various databases as needed. Maintain and update case management database. Draft, file, and serve subpoenas and other legal documents. Obtain and copy court and office files. Perform basic legal research and check citations. Backup and support other administrative staff. Assist in oral and written translation as needed. Create case files. Copy, collate, and batch documents. Assist with court fillings. Must have GED, high school diploma, four years of responsible work experience, or some combination. Should preferably have 1+ year of experience in a legal or other relevant work (paid or unpaid) environment. Proficiency in Spanish is required. Strong writing, verbal, and organization skills is needed. Proficiency in word processing and strong computer skills is must. Experience in and/or commitment to advocacy on behalf of low-income people is strongly desired Deadline: December 11, 2017

Additional info

Ref: #17-310

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia
11th Street NW
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20001-4589