Job Details

Paralegal

Company name

Great Lakes Behavioral Research Institute.

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Feb 15,2020

Valid Through

May 30,2020

Posted on

Nov 05,2019

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required

Location

Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Government and Government Relations >> Government and Government Relations
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Profile

Paralegal
Duties: Engaging in extensive contact with adoptive families regarding scheduling signatures and confirming information pertinent to the adoption paperwork. Engaging in extensive contact with termination and adoption caseworkers and LCI paralegals regarding pertinent information and/or documentation needed to terminate parental rights and complete subsequent adoptions. Aiding in promoting and supporting adoption procedures. Organizing case files for court hearings and CYF materials related to adoptions, terminations and related issues. Proofreading and revising pleadings for quality and correctness. Ensuring proper notification of Termination of Parental Rights (TPR) to birth parents through communication with process servers and caseworkers regarding all TPR scheduling and procedures. Collecting necessary signatures for termination and adoption petitions and court filings. Assisting the assigned attorneys with case preparation. Assisting in coordinating all aspects of monthly adoption hearings and National Adoption Day. Drafting petitions for the involuntary termination of parental rights and consents to adoption. Drafting and reviewing adoption petitions and all necessary documents, making certain that all relevant information is provided by the adoption caseworkers to ensure that all legal standards have been met. Engaging in extensive contact with adoption caseworkers to prepare cases for adoption. Drafting motions and petitions for the attorneys regarding termination of parental rights and adoptions.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university and formal paralegal education is preferred, with 2+ years’ paralegal work or related litigation experience. Should be detail-oriented, possess strong organizational and administrative skills, and be familiar with computers, specifically PC-based Windows operating system and Microsoft programs. Knowledge of legal issues, especially regarding child welfare, terminations and adoptions is highly desired, as well as the ability to prepare all legal documents.

Additional info

Ref. PARAL01017

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Great Lakes Behavioral Research Institute.
1100 Liberty Avenue
Suite E201
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4240

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