Job Details

Paralegal

Company name

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required

Location

New York City, NY

Posted on

Feb 07,2018
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Paralegal Responsibilities: Organizes, monitors, and updates hard copy and electronic case files, including pleadings, discovery materials, deposition transcripts and exhibits, hearing transcripts, pre-trial and trial exhibits, and briefs; Searches for and retrieves documents; Proofreads correspondence, advocacy and education materials, press releases, and website information; Cite-check, bluebook, quote-check, shepardize, and proofread motions, briefs, testimonies, and law review articles; Files and serves court documents, including ECF filing; Conducts Lexis, Westlaw, Concordance, other legal database research, and fact research, as directed; Gathers and organizes exhibits required for court filings, hearings, depositions, client meetings, and conferences; Coordinates with staff, court reporters, printers, and vendors regarding transcription services, printing, scanning, and duplication of documents; Coordinates with attorneys, clients, the IT Department, and vendors regarding the retrieval, processing, review, and production of documents, including electronically stored information; Reviews production and case files for responsiveness in preparation for discovery responses; Screens and organizes requests for legal assistance; Coordinates attorney-client calls and visits; Organizes materials for speaking engagements, seminars, symposia, and conferences, and assists in the preparation of speeches for the same; Assists attorneys at hearings, oral arguments, depositions, and trials; Performs tasks, such as filing, copying, scanning, indexing, and mailing of documents, as needed; Assists attorneys with communications with clients, class members, and interested community stakeholders regarding LDF advocacy matters; Coordinates and supports community meetings and other community outreach activities; and Provides other myriad support to attorneys in their litigation and other advocacy matters.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: A college degree with relevant work experience; Excellent oral and written communication skills; Excellent computer skills—familiarity with Excel, PowerPoint, and database systems a plus; Strong research, writing, and analytical skills; Willingness to learn and develop new skills and expertise; Excellent organizational skills; Accuracy and attention to detail; Ability to work independently and with a team; Ability to work in a fast-paced, highly-stressful environment; Ability to prioritize workload; Ability to complete tasks accurately and in a timely manner; Willingness to work overtime, including occasional weekends; High motivation; and Commitment to racial justice and civil rights.

Company info

Monica Garcia
Director of Human ResourcesAdministration
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
40 Rector Street
5th floor
New York City, NY 10006

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