Job Details

Expunction/outreach Advocate/paralegal Ii

Company name

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA)

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Valid Through

Feb 22,2020

Posted on

Nov 09,2019

Location

Laredo, TX, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - General
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Expunction/Outreach Advocate/Paralegal II-
The candidate to assist with the Laredo Expunction Clinic and to help close the gap between offices and rural Southwest Texans in need of legal services. Will split their time between assisting the Laredo Expunction Clinic and rural outreach. Expunction duties will include meeting with clients for verification appointments; providing administrative assistance at the Social Justice Night Court on the second Tuesday of every month; assisting with research tasks and record requests; and organizing clinic files. Outreach duties will include conducting intake, community outreach, and legal support services in the Southwest Texas counties around the Laredo office. The Advocate will coordinate with local community stakeholders and county officials to promote intake opportunities. Will travel across this service area to provide in-person intake opportunities for rural low-income residents who do not otherwise have access to a legal services office or means to contact the Telephone Access to Justice hotline. May also help coordinate and staff legal clinics in these remote areas. May include the following and any other case-related activities and duties consistent with assisting attorneys in the practice of law: Conduct eligibility and substantive interviews in person and by telephone, which interviews may at times take place outside the regular office setting; Provide basic information and referrals to applicants, including those ineligible for services; Interview clients and witnesses; Conduct follow-up of assigned cases, including investigating facts and researching law; Serve process and subpoenas; Prepare legal documents; Oversee legal clinics; Notarize legal documents; Attend and participate in community group meetings and educational forums to conduct intake and make community legal education presentations; Prepare legal educational materials; Translate; Maintain accurate and complete client files and administrative records, including data entry into client database and other requirements; Prepare administrative reports required by firm; Any other duties required by the branch or team manager. Excellent communication skills in both English and Spanish are required.

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Company info

Israel Reyna
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA)
1719 Matamoros, Box 888
Laredo, TX 78042-0888

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