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Legal Staff Paralegal in Pittsfield, MA

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Apr 10, 2021

Posted on

Apr 07, 2021

Location

Pittsfield, MA, United States
Practice Area
Real Estate >> Real Estate
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Intake Paralegal
Candidate will assist tenants at risk of eviction and homelessness due to the impact of COVID-19. Under the direction of attorneys, will interview prospective clients; assess client eligibility; gather client documents; record client information using computerized record-keeping system; attend and participate in scheduled unit meetings; and, when appropriate, provide advice or make referrals to other resources. Will participate in and help coordinate Housing Court Lawyer-for-the-Day program, which may be virtual or in-person.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Graduate of an accredited high school or its equivalent required. Paralegal studies/Certificate or Bachelor’s degree preferred. Must be fluent in English and Spanish. Capacity to identify and analyze legal and other problems. Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Ability to be part of an interactive, supportive team with high expectations. A demonstrated sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse backgrounds, and commitment to working with low-income communities.
Term: Funded through December 31, 2021.

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