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Organization TypePublic Interest
ProfileParalegal, Unemployment Compensation Clinic Candidate will serve primarily as a case advocate, project manager, and administrative lead for the unit. As a case advocate, will interview clients and provide legal advice under the supervision and control of an attorney. Will also be expected to represent clients at unemployment compensation administrative hearings, which involves the presentation of evidence and the direct and cross examinations of witnesses. Will work with the Clinic attorneys to track case information and identify case and legal trends that may need to be addressed with the state agency. Will be opportunities for the advocate to assist with appellate litigation, including cases before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Will gain experience with various other aspects of a legal and policy practice, including legislative testimony, white papers and policy briefs, community outreach, case development, communication with government agencies, and Right-to-Know and FOIA requests. Will gain substantive knowledge of other state and federal employment laws, including state and federal minimum wage and overtime, anti-discrimination, and tax laws.
Qualification and Experience
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree. Passion for workers’ rights. Strong organization skills and attention to detail. Strong writing skills. Strong public speaking skills. Personable and empathetic. Driven and task-oriented self-starters preferred. Applicants with prior advocacy experience, either through prior employment or participation in advocacy competitions (such as debate or mock trial) preferred. Spanish fluency preferred.
Start date: Summer 2018
Deadline of June 15, 2018
Send Cover letter, resume, references, and a 5 page writing sample.
Philadelphia Legal Assistance.
42 South 15th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102