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ProfileParalegal/Legal Assistant DUTIES: Provides a welcoming and reassuring point of access for applicants and clients; interviews applicants and completes applications for legal services (in-person, telephonic and online applications); determines eligibility for services; conducts conflict checks; under the supervision of an attorney, provides legal advice and brief service; prepares correspondence or other appropriate documents; documents all activities in case management system. Directly assists attorneys and advocates with word processing, court filings (standard and electronic), docketing, and scheduling in cases; responsible for opening, organizing, maintaining and closing all client and litigation files; directly assists attorneys with discovery, trial and appeal preparation; prepares and/or drafts correspondence, memorandum and basic pleadings; interacts with clients and the general public. Represents clients at administrative agency hearings, including telephone advocacy under appropriate circumstances; conducts initial client interviews, including home visits when appropriate and requested by supervisor; drafts legal documents, pleadings and letters, including case memos and referral memoranda as appropriate; conducts legal research as requested, which may include maintaining “master court calendar”; assists attorneys in the representation of clients before judicial and legislative bodies; assists with the preparation for and delivery of legal services for medical legal partnerships and similar programs; performs outreach function, including service of process as appropriate; performs secretarial tasks as assigned; files pleadings with court clerk, and deliver or direct delivery of subpoenas to witnesses and parties to action. Performs other duties as assigned. Duties may include all or some of the functions detailed above.
Qualification and Experience
Requirements: Graduate of a paralegal program or high school graduate with paralegal or related legal secretarial experience. Must have accurate word processing skills and ability to perform paralegal duties, including document preparation and data entry, and all other related functions. Should have a demonstrated interest in assisting persons with low incomes. Ability to speak, read and write Spanish fluently is strongly preferred.
Community Legal Services, Inc. (CLS)
305 S. Second Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85036