The candidate will be responsible as assigned for conducting intake and investigating client issues, undertaking legal research, drafting documents, making community education presentations, and/or acting as an advocate as permitted by law, all under the supervision of a licensed attorney. Will interview clients and enter appropriate information into the computerized case management system. As permitted by law where no license is required, provide legal assistance on behalf of clients in areas of expertise, including advice, informal advocacy or negotiation, and formal advocacy in allowable forums with minimal supervision. In substantive areas where a license is required and as directed or reviewed by a supervising or other licensed attorney, relay advice or other assistance to clients or facilitate the referral of clients to other legal services programs or other resources, including acting as liaison. Prepare legal documents and other correspondence as needed. Assist in training and/or cross-training of other staff members or volunteers. Attend training in relevant substantive and procedural law areas as set forth in an approved training plan or as directed by management. Conduct legal research and investigations on behalf of clients and provide assistance to other staff members as needed, including the preparation of summaries of findings and recommendations regarding assigned questions. Prepare reports as required by LASO, LSC, or other relevant funders, such as Title III area aging agencies. As needed, conduct home visits or see clients in nursing homes or other facilities when they are unable to travel to the office for service. Represent LASO in a professional manner to community groups and civic organizations. Conduct community education programs for client groups on their rights, the services provided by the program, and other resources within the justice community. Attend LASO Task Force and other program meetings, including serving on statewide committees and participating as needed in state planning. Promote the program’s efforts to involve the private bar in delivering services to eligible clients or providing other resources. Demonstrate knowledge and expertise of the law and legal system. Embrace and support LASO’s overall mission and uphold all standards, policies, grant requirements, procedures and confidentiality guidelines.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have minimum High School diploma or equivalent. Previous paralegal experience, certification in paralegal studies, or other law or related studies preferred. Proven knowledge of operations, practices and procedures of relevant courts and administrative agencies and legal research ability preferred. Previous paralegal experience, certification in paralegal studies, or other law or related studies is preferred. Proven knowledge of operations, practices and procedures of relevant courts and administrative agencies and legal research ability is also preferred.
Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc.
2901 North Classen Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73106