Paralegal

Full-time 11 views
Company KIND (Kids In Need of Defense) Location Baltimore, MD, United States

Public Interest

Legal Staff

USD
41616 to 52020
Annually

Min 1 yrs required

Full-time

May 17, 2022

Aug 30, 2022

Apr 09, 2022

Profile

Paralegal
Duties: Provide support to attorneys, including conducting legal research; filling out immigration benefits and other standard forms; drafting affidavits and basic motions; assisting with hearing and interview preparation; maintaining case files and data entry in the case management database; and other tasks as needed. Conduct client phone screenings, intake interviews, and know your rights presentations and draft intake memoranda. Provide support to pro bono attorneys during case placement and assist with administrative and planning tasks related to pro bono attorney training and mentoring. Serve as point of contact for clients, proactively ensuring that case files and case management system reflect current contact information and status updates on case developments and child’s wellbeing. Conduct regular check-ins with the child for direct representation cases, particularly in cases in which case adjudication is delayed; update attorney and Senior Paralegal regarding new developments, as needed. Assist in case audit efforts for pro bono cases, ensuring that updates from pro bono attorneys regarding case status and child’s wellbeing are timely and accurately recorded. Conduct an initial assessment of case referrals received against case acceptance criteria and program priorities. Ensure appropriate processing and data entry for referrals and intakes. Liaise with Social Services Coordinators regarding social services needs and referrals; assist with social services projects depending on office needs; work collaboratively to achieve programmatic goals where legal services/social services intersect.



Qualification and Experience

Requirements: High School degree required. 1+ years of experience working with at-risk youth, immigrants, refugees, and/or vulnerable populations. 1+ years of experience conducting legal intakes or interviewing children in a professional setting. Excellent organizational, time management skills, and attention to detail. Ability to travel (locally) as assigned. Ability to work within an office environment and have regular interaction via telephone, videoconference, IM, and email with team. Ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds, lived experiences, and communication styles. Committed to prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as embracing transparency and authenticity in daily work life. Be disciplined and nimble to ensure delivery on our core mission of access to justice and protection of children’s wellbeing and rights. Ability to manage multiple projects in a deadline-oriented environment with a keen orientation for details, and work both independently as well as a contributing member of a team. Committed to practicing and supporting wellbeing and a work-home life balance.

Min Salary/Max Salary
USD 41616 to 52020 Annually

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
KIND (Kids In Need of Defense)
1331 G Street NW
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20005

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