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Legal Staff Paralegal in Jamaica, NY

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Apr 10, 2021

Posted on

Apr 07, 2021

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required

Location

Jamaica, NY, United States
Practice Area
Family Law >> Family Law
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Paralegal
Responsibilities: Assist program staff with case preparation and management. Assist program staff when they conduct intake interviews in court. Conduct timely conflict checks in the client database. Open and close client virtual and physical files. Assist with the borough office’s file maintenance organization and upgrades. Enter all client data into the database accurately. Prepare and serve legal papers throughout the five boroughs and Long Island. Initiate and follow up on requests for records, including travel to NYC courthouses, hospitals, clinics and other agencies. Initiate and follow up on time sensitive transcript requests. Research case citations on Westlaw. Assist with the administration of our Continuing Legal Education program Produce practice and training materials Assist with front desk coverage, including answering and directing phone calls, sorting mail and packages, and greeting visitors. Participate in office-wide policy initiatives. Bilingual paralegals help interpret for clients and translate documents. Participate in internal professional development training opportunities for program staff on our Cornerstone Advocacy model, child welfare, family court, client interviewing, and other critical skills.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree, preferably with some prior experience, including internships, with the NYC child welfare, education, housing or public benefits’ systems or other social justice experience. Able to demonstrate a strong undergraduate academic record, strong interpersonal and communication skills, a commitment to supporting families, and a desire to share in both the exhilaration and challenges of a growing endeavor. Bilingual are strongly encouraged to apply.

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