Paralegal Iii

Full-time 3 views
Company Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) Location Laredo, TX, United States

Public Interest

Legal Staff

Full-time

May 11, 2022

Aug 24, 2022

Dec 14, 2021

Profile

Paralegal III
The candidate will provide direct representation of clients in administrative proceedings, including representation before housing authorities, utility companies, etc. Maintain a client caseload, exercising the independent professional judgment required of an advocate on all aspects of each individual case. Assist in the negotiation with opposing parties, which will include frequent contact with landlords, public housing managers, apartment managers, public housing caseworkers, opposing counsel, etc. Assist in litigation support, including drafting pleadings, affidavits, and discovery. Conduct eligibility and substantive interviews in person and by telephone. Interviews may at times take place outside the regular office setting. Provide basic information and referrals to applicants, including those ineligible for services. Maintain accurate and complete client files and administrative records, including data entry into client database and other requirements, such as timekeeping. Outreach to the community, including legal education presentations. Presentations will take place outside of the regular office setting, and after office hours.



Qualification and Experience

The candidate should preferably be bilingual in English and Spanish. Degree in relevant field preferred. Excellent oral and writing skills. Word processing, Internet, and office skills required. Proficiency in Office365/Microsoft Office (highly preferred). Strong preference for verbal, reading and writing skills in Spanish sufficient to communicate fluently with clients and to translate lengthy written documents, primarily from Spanish to English.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA)
1702 Convent Ave.
Laredo, TX 78040

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