Job Details

Paralegal

Company name

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Apr 10, 2021

Valid Through

Jul 24, 2021

Posted on

Apr 08, 2021

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Plant City, FL, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
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Paralegal
The candidate should be responsible position under the direction and supervision of attorneys, paralegals are expected to provide advanced, complex assistance in support of team advocates and client cases. This position is funded under the VOCA (Victims of Crime Act) grant so the paralegal will work closely with victims of crime, primarily related to family law matters and domestic violence injunctions. A portion of the work may be done remotely where appropriate. The paralegal will primarily assist with interviewing clients, working with clients to obtain responses to discovery requests mostly for family law matters, but will also provide litigation support in other various areas of law. Interview new and continuing service clients. Investigate facts, prepare witnesses and evidence for negotiations, administrative hearings, and trials. Checks and examines law sources such as statutes, recorded judicial decisions, legal articles, constitutions, and legal codes to prepare complex legal documents, such as briefs, pleadings, appeals with minimal supervision for attorney’s approval. Assists with trial preparation by organizing exhibits and assisting with other tasks as needed. Represent clients at administrative hearings. Handle individual client matters independently, but under attorney supervision. Perform other tasks as assigned by supervising attorney, including private attorney involvement as appropriate. Should have 2 years of experience as a paralegal with an AA degree in paralegal studies or 1-year experience as a paralegal with a Bachelor’s degree in paralegal studies or may substitute education with a total of 5 years’ experience as a paralegal. Excellent Time Management, Organizational Skills, detailed and deadline oriented. Excellent written, verbal and proof-reading skills. Extremely Customer focused with the desire & ability to work effectively and compassionately with clients in low income levels facing social, economic, and legal issues who have limited access to services to assist them. Ability to exercise sound judgement and complete majority of tasks independently. Ability to work in and contribute effectively to a team environment. Extensive knowledge of legal documents, procedures and terminology, E-filing of documents and processes. Extensive knowledge of legal case management systems and accurately tracking and processing legal case data using these systems. Complaint/Objection handling skills, Stress management skills, Telephone etiquette skills. Experience at a Non-Profit a plus. Florida Registered Paralegal (FRP) through Florida Bar.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Bay Area Legal Services Inc.
701 Tillman Place
Ste. 300
Plant City, FL 33566

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