Job Details

Legal Staff Paralegal in Richmond, CA

This job is expired...

Company name

Bay Area Legal Aid

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Family Law
Litigation - General/Commercial

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required


Richmond, CA

Date Last Verified

Apr 05,2018

Posted on

Mar 07,2018

28 hits 1 times Apply


Paralegal – Legal Services Advocate Responsibilities: Under attorney supervision, assist with staffing Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinics at least once a week, including: preparing legal pleadings, supervising and mentoring volunteers, and administrative oversight (managing and stocking materials, supplies and forms); Assist with overseeing referrals from community partners, including following up with individuals, conducting screening and intake, scheduling and follow-up with clients; Assist with direct client services and case management, including: drafting legal pleadings, requesting and managing evidence, and conducting client and witness interviews; Provide reception coverage, including answering telephone, greeting visitors, providing information and making appropriate referrals; Prepare outreach materials, including conducting outreaches to community based organizations in the area and communicating with partners regarding collaborative services and referrals; Assist with data tracking and grant reporting; and Assist with office oversight and assistance to attorneys, including: operate and maintain office equipment and machines; maintain and organize case and other files; and perform other job related duties as requested by Managing Attorney.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Paralegal Certificate or an equivalent level of legal training; 2+ years' work experience as paralegal or legal assistant or similar work experience, including preparing legal forms and pleadings; Experience working with legal case management software, legal research tools such as Lexis and Westlaw, and the ability to use various computer programs, such as Word and Excel; Strong research, writing and communication skills; Ability to multitask and provide legal assistance in a busy, fast-paced practice; Bilingual in another language preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions. Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills. Experience and ability to work with a diverse client population, including low-income clients and survivors of interpersonal violence; and Ability to work independently as well as part of a dynamic team.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Bay Area Legal Aid
1025 Macdonald Avenue
P.O. Box 2289
Richmond, CA 94802