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Legal Staff Paralegal in Philadelphia, PA

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Company name

Women Against Abuse, Inc.

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Family Law

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required

Location

Philadelphia, PA

Posted on

Aug 03,2018

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Paralegal The candidate: Provides paralegal services to an assigned group of clients and assists attorneys in preparation of cases, files and related documents. Provides support to Attorneys in the preparation of client files, preparation of cases in litigation, in the drafting and filing of pleadings and for emergency services in accordance with the Victims of Criminal Act federal guidelines. Provides liaison to clients or potential clients by providing intake, information, legal options, referral and follow-up service. Such liaison may include accompanying clients at (trial) hearings. Provides advocacy to clients in civil court, municipal court and criminal court as assigned. Serves as liaison with various Court units as assigned on behalf of clients. Works collaboratively with Court personnel to ensure the protection of client rights. A Bachelor’s Degree in human services or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Some experience in legal services and/or advocacy is preferred with paralegal experience strongly preferred. Demonstrated proficiency in communication, both verbal and written, is required. Demonstrated ability to plan projects and follow through to completion is required. Some experience in working on domestic violence issues is strongly preferred. Bilingualism is strongly preferred.

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Hiring Coordinator
Women Against Abuse, Inc.
P.O. Box 13758
Philadelphia, PA 19101