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ProfileProject Coordinator/Legal Assistant The candidate will coordinate a team of volunteer attorneys doing intake interviews at firm's office, including scheduling shifts and providing support to volunteers during their shifts. Help coordinate a recruitment and training program for intake volunteers. Communicate with volunteer attorneys to refer MAVL cases and to ensure that cases are handled and closed appropriately. Coordinate with in-house staff attorneys, as needed, to refer cases appropriate for volunteer attorneys. Communicate with clients about the referral of their case. Respond in a timely manner to volunteer attorneys who need assistance with scheduling appointments, notary services or other administrative support for pro bono client services. Respond to clients’ inquiries and manage client documents and files. Screen applicants for services at the firm and possibly support volunteer screeners. Establish strong, working relationships with volunteer attorneys. Provide administrative support to managing attorney for the intake unit. Typing/word processing: prepare letters, reports, forms and any other material needed by the Intake or MAVL teams. Provide back up to front desk receptionist when needed. Other duties as assigned.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have ability to use data base programs and utilize computer technology, including Microsoft Outlook. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to develop relationships and manage volunteers. Organization, accuracy and attention to details. Document preparation/word processing skills. Spanish language skills are not required but a big plus. This position requires a highly organized, detailed oriented, self-starter who can work with staff, volunteers and clients with respect, courtesy and responsiveness. Should have the ability to work with a broad range of people, a commitment to building an innovative program and a passion for social justice. Must be a team player with a “can do” attitude.
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Pisgah Legal Services
62 Charlotte Street
P.O. Box 2276
Asheville, NC 28802