Job Details

Community Law Legal Assistant

Company name

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Legal Staff

Valid Through

Jul 21, 2021

Posted on

Apr 07, 2021

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 34846 to 47988 Annually

Location

Hillsboro, OR, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Criminal Law >> Criminal Law
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Community Law Legal Assistant
The candidate will receive general supervision from the Chief Attorney of the Community Law Division. Demonstrated commitment to criminal justice reform, social justice, or human rights issues. Excellent interpersonal skills who enjoy working in a collaborative, client-centered law office environment. Must be flexible and a team player. Prior experience working with persons from vulnerable communities and prior office administrative experience. Ability to travel regularly, to secondary work locations. Help with the administration of off-site expungement clinics and legal services day. Serve as liaison between the client, attorney, client’s family and elements of the criminal justice system; assess client needs, refer as appropriate; coordinate necessary services. Generate conflict reports and provide them to the appropriate Attorney. Initiate client notification of court dates and other appointments, as appropriate. Maintain an organized caseload and current filing system; assist with clerical functions as required; maintain accurate and legible records including current log notes; and make photocopies and generate computer reports. Utilize office equipment effectively. Participate actively and appropriately in the zealous representation of clients, and in client advocacy. Participate in team meetings for case review and discussion of office-related issues; maintain flow of case-related information between team members assigned to each case, between teams, within groups and throughout the office, as appropriate; assist the team in accomplishing its goals. Maintain a professional demeanor within and outside the office. Participate actively in the performance appraisal process, staff meetings, office committees, projects and training, as required. Participate in special projects as assigned. Other duties as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have Bachelors's or Associates's Degree. Education or experience working in the legal or social service field is preferred. Basic usage of modern office equipment and Microsoft Office software is required. The Spanish Language is required.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Metropolitan Public Defender Services
400 E. Main
Suite 210
Hillsboro, OR 97123

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