Job Details

Paralegal

Company name

Stand Strong

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Valid Through

Sep 04, 2020

Posted on

May 22, 2020

Salary

USD 22 Annually

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required

Location

San Luis Obispo, CA, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Profile

Paralegal
Duties: Prepare legal documents and file motions for clients. Interview clients and conduct legal research. Develop safety plans with clients and update them regularly with clients as circumstances change. Assist in determining eligibility for potential clients for legal services. Work in conjunction with other staff to coordinate a continuum of services for clients. Maintain the Legal Department’s court appearance and legal deadline calendar Refer to project partners and community resources for additional support services not offered. Maintain regular contact and follow-up with clients throughout their participation in the program. Be able to provide client transportation and accompany clients to court or other agency appointments where needed. Provide interpretation/translation where needed. Meet with clients to go over agency services, provide support, and obtain information needed for the Temporary Restraining Order Legal Forms. Complete all the necessary legal forms, attachments and exhibits for the TRO. Schedule to meet with each client, reviewing all legal documents prior to filing with the courthouse. Follow up with clients prior to their court hearings, help them prepare for their Program of County hearing day, and accompany them to their TRO court hearings for support as needed. Provide immediate crisis counseling during office hours, in person or over the telephone. Provide necessary referrals and complete appropriate paperwork for each client, including regularly entering data in client database. Participate in regular department, all-staff, and other meetings as requested by the Managing Attorney, Executive Director, and/or Associate Director. Occasionally provide trauma-informed, survivor-centered services to clients both in person (assisting walk-ins, bringing clients to safe housing) or by answering the Stand Strong 24/7 Crisis & Information line. Perform other duties as assigned by the Managing Attorney, Associate Director, or Executive Director.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Must have the minimum qualifications for a paralegal as defined by the California Business and Professions code, which may be satisfied by one of the following: a) a certificate of completion of an ABA approved paralegal program b) a certificate of completion of an equivalent paralegal program at a non-ABA approved institution c) a bachelor’s degree and 1+ year’s experience working as a paralegal under a licensed attorney, or d) a high school diploma and 3+ years’ experience working as a paralegal under a licensed Attorney. 1+ year of experience providing direct services and/or advocacy to survivors/victims of domestic violence/intimate partner violence, victims of sexual assault, people who are economically disadvantaged or physically/mentally disabled, substance abuse/dual diagnosed individuals, the elderly, at-risk youth, or other vulnerable populations. Ability to work flexible hours as required by program and staffing needs. Ability to work with clients of all ages and backgrounds who have experienced trauma. Demonstrate cultural competency and awareness in dealing with diverse populations. Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) as well as strong data entry and other computer skills. Strong organizational and prioritizing skills.

Additional info

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Stand Strong
51 Zaca Lane
Suite 150
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401