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ProfileFamily Law and Immigration Paralegal The candidate will be involving performance of client service tasks assigned by attorneys and performed under their supervision in assisting clients in legal matters. Should be capable of acting with substantial degrees of independence and responsibility. Under the direct supervision of a staff attorney and/or the unit managing attorney.Ability to abide by the rules and regulations promulgated by the Florida Bar relative to the unauthorized practice of law and the functions which non-lawyer personnel may perform in a law office. Interview clients in the office and at outreach sites and elsewhere, to gather information, applications, facts, witness statements, and other relevant data. Ability to prepare cases, pleadings, briefs, and other complex legal documents under attorney supervision. Ability to perform timely and thorough legal research. Ability to represent clients at administrative hearings, exercising primary responsibility for case files of such clients, under the supervision of an attorney.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have Bachelor’s degree or Associate degree in legal assistance and/or paralegal studies. Must have 2+ years of experience in legal field (one year of which is preferable in the area of law the paralegal will be working in at GLS). Florida Registered Paralegals and prior experience in family law, the immigration legal field, or non-profit sector strongly preferred. Florida Registered Paralegals and/or ability to become BIA-accredited strongly preferred. Excellent language skills in both Spanish and English. Fluency in Spanish is strongly preferred in order to assist clients.
Fiscal Human Resources Coordinator
Gulfcoast Legal Services, Inc.
641 First Street South
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701