Job Details

Paralegal

Company name

Community Legal Aid Services, Inc.

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Apr 02,2019

Valid Through

Jul 16,2019

Posted on

Sep 08,2017

Salary

USD 22500 Annually

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required

Location

Akron, OH, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - General
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Paralegal
The candidate under the supervision of the HelpLine Supervising Attorney, the VLSP Paralegal will assist in the provision of comprehensive, high quality legal services to eligible clients in civil cases in accordance with organizational policies and the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct. Will have primary responsibility for timely and accurately determining client eligibility for clients seeking assistance from Legal Aid through the HelpLine, including interviewing the client, accurately recording information in the client database, conflict checking and other screening. Will spend the majority of work time taking live calls from clients seeking assistance from the HelpLine or contacting clients by telephone to obtain additional information necessary to complete an application for assistance. Additional Duties: provide professional support in a wide variety of civil cases, including interviewing and screening of clients, working with clients to gather relevant documents, drafting of letters, affidavits, basic legal pleadings and other documents, tracking case status and ensuring that deadlines are met and otherwise assisting attorneys. Complete assigned office administrative duties. Be asked to assume a leadership role for specific projects. Perform other duties as required. A college degree is preferable. Should have demonstrated interest in and sensitivity to the legal needs of the poor as well as motivation to improve the condition of the poor,. Must have ability to represent Community Legal Aid and to advocate for its mission. Should have thorough working knowledge of all computer programs and office machines used by the firm and ability to learn new programs and machines as required. Ability to speak Spanish is highly desirable.

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Community Legal Aid Services, Inc.
50 South Main St
Suite 800
Akron, OH 44308