Job Details

Paralegal

Company name

Children's Law Center of California

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Oct 06, 2020

Valid Through

Jan 19, 2021

Posted on

Sep 26, 2020

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required

Location

Monterey Park, CA, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Paralegal
Duties: Provide services to Attorneys, Supervising Attorneys and Firm Directors. Paralegals report directly to the Writ Attorney Supervisor in their firm. Arrive promptly at work each morning. Prepare subpoenas. Assist attorneys in conducting legal research and applying case law for hearings, and prepare clear summaries with proper citations. Prepare motions and briefs at request of attorneys, and file at the Courthouse;. Prepare legal guardianship papers at request of attorneys. Attend and advocate at outside court or administrative hearings, which may include 241.1 hearings in juvenile delinquency court, and promptly report back results to case carrying attorney;. Prepare paperwork and filings related to name changes and amending birth certificates, and attend and participate in name change hearings in civil court. Prepare and file writs, appeals and joinders at the Court of Appeal. Calendar writs, appeals and joinder due dates and oral argument dates. Track all documents pertaining to and progress of writs and appeals cases. Serve subpoenas. Prepare adoption referrals, subpoenas, restraining orders, juvenile dependency petitions, custody orders, educational needs forms and other documents as directed by attorneys. Organize and maintain paper and electronic files. If bilingual, assist attorneys with translations during status checks for non-English speaking clients and caretakers. Communicate regularly with attorneys regarding status of assignments. Attend and participate in training sessions, and complete California requirements to maintain Paralegal certification. Attend all staff meetings. Advise Writ Attorney Supervisor when away from desk during business hours. Exercise discretion and independent judgment at meetings, conferences and hearings when the sole representative of CLC.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Possess Paralegal Certificate from accredited educational institution, or have 3 years prior work experience as a paralegal. Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. Excellent research, writing, and communication skills. Ability to be professional, patient, and understanding when working with other CLC staff. Having a team player attitude and willingness to help out.

Additional info

Requisition ID: 1165

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Children's Law Center of California
201 Centre Plaza Dr.
Suite 7
Monterey Park, CA 91754

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