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Legal Staff Paralegal in Lincoln, NE

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Company name

Legal Aid of Nebraska

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Education

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required

Location

Lincoln, NE

Date Last Verified

Jan 31,2018

Posted on

Jan 30,2018

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Profile

Paralegal (Lincoln Health, Education & Law Project) Duties: To provide support to the attorneys by conducting client intakes and inputting client information, communicating with social workers and case managers from various contractual hospitals and clinics, responding to client inquiries, drafting basic estate planning documents such as wills, powers of attorney and powers of attorney for health care, preparing correspondence and requesting medical records. Coordinating attorney site visit times and outreach schedules. Communicate either orally or in writing with management, members of the firm, partners in statewide network, clients and the public. Applies computer skills and data entry, using firm systems such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Pika. Calls and screens referrals to determine eligibility and potential conflicts of interest. Relays the legal advice given by an attorney to the client, following up with correspondence when appropriate. Drafts, proofs and/or edits legal documents and correspondence for attorney review. Maintains general office support and administration. Occasionally meets with clients to assist in completing paperwork or on-line applications. Communicates with statewide firm members to coordinate assistance with outreach programs required by grants. Assist HELP staff attorneys with calendar management and site visit coordination. Communicates with social workers/case managers about legal referrals when necessary. Complies with policies, procedures and Mission Statement Complies with all LSC Regulations and record keeping in the handling of the cases. Other duties as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: High School Diploma or equivalent required. Some college or formal education in paralegal studies from an accredited institution is desirable. 1+ year experience with client/customer contact or service required. 1+ year paralegal experience strongly preferred. Must demonstrate the ability to work with people in extremely distressing situations. Must demonstrate the ability to communicate with social workers/ case managers in a professional manner. Must have organizational and time management skills and the ability to prioritize tasks. Must be detail oriented. Spanish speaking.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Legal Aid of Nebraska
941 O Street
Suite 825
Lincoln, NE 68508