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Legal Staff Paralegal in Brooklyn, NY

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Company name

Legal Aid Society of New York

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Contract Law
Real Estate

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required

Location

Brooklyn, NY

Date Last Verified

Mar 15,2018

Posted on

Mar 14,2018

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Profile

Civil Practice Paralegal Supervisor - Housing Unit The candidate will be expected to take the lead in managing housing intake, coordinating work with the Grants and Contracts team, and developing new protocols and strategies to respond to changing needs for paralegal support and case handling in the Housing Practice. Will ensure accountability and maintenance of practice standards. Develop and implement intake procedures and policies. Oversee and ensure collection and reporting of data for various housing grants. Create and support new approaches to meeting staff and client needs. Provide emergency office and case coverage. Participate in supervisory and management meetings. Identify and create opportunities for staff development. Initiate and coordinate special projects. Provide in-service training and case consultation. Conduct case reviews and performance evaluations. Participate in staffing and personnel decisions. Represent the Practice at external meetings and conferences. Handle other duties as assigned, including evening and weekend work. Bachelor's degree in a relevant field is required. Prior paralegal or related experience is needed. Should have knowledge of NYC housing law, substantive housing experience, and experience working with rent arrears grants. Demonstrated skills in advocacy, mediation, and interviewing required. Supervisory experience (may include supervision of staff, volunteers, or students) essential. Should have excellent data management skills. Computer, Excel, and LawManager (or equivalent database) proficiency needed. Prior work history with Civil Practice a plus. Application Deadline: March 31, 2018.

Additional info

Ref. #: 17-163

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Legal Aid Society of New York
120 Schermerhorn
Room 403E
Brooklyn, NY 11201