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Legal Staff Paralegal in Kingston, NY

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Company name

Worker Justice Center

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Labor & Employment

Years of Experience

1-3 yrs required

Location

Kingston, NY

Date Last Verified

Mar 29,2018

Posted on

Dec 15,2017

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Labor and Employment Paralegal The candidate will serve as the primary point of contact for current and potential clients. Will conduct initial legal screenings and triage each intake for follow-up services including brief services, referrals, non-engagement, consultations or direct representation. Provide assistance in case development: gather case information including key documents from clients, organize case information (create timelines, case chronology or other organizational tools to support potential litigation) and conduct relevant research as requested by attorneys. Provide client translation and interpretation (oral and written English and Spanish) in office and in court settings. Draft court documents, check legal citations, and organize briefs, exhibits and appendices for court filings, as well as other litigation support tasks as needed. Maintain substantive knowledge of state and federal protections for farmworkers and other low-wage and immigrant workers, including state and federal minimum wage and overtime laws, anti-discrimination laws, and civil court procedure.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have a Paralegal certificate, Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience. Written and verbal fluency in Spanish and English required. Must have 1-3 years of relevant paralegal experience in either a law firm or legal services organization setting. Prior knowledge of or experience with low-wage worker and immigrant communities, including life experience, is preferred. Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office and web-based Google applications needed. Experience with LexisNexis and/or Westlaw is preferred.

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Company info

John Marsella
Worker Justice Center
101 Hurley Ave,
Suite 5
Kingston, NY 12401