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Legal Staff Paralegal in Des Moines, IA

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Company name

Iowa Legal Aid

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Litigation - General/Commercial

Location

USA Des Moines, IA

Date Last Verified

Mar 13,2018

Posted on

Jan 16,2018

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Intake Paralegal The candidate will provide support and assistance to staff attorneys as they provide free legal assistance and community legal education to low-income people. Conduct initial client screening and intake to determine client eligibility for services and also the nature of the client’s legal problem. Work with other agencies to assist clients in being referred to Legal Aid and partner agencies for appropriate legal services. Conduct special intake tasks related to service to non-English speaking clients consistent with Legal Aid’s Limited English Proficiency policy. Coordinate and/or conduct outreach and community legal education. Provide support and assistance to staff and volunteer attorneys, including assisting with legal research, preparation of legal documents, and also clerical and reception work. Assist in the management of the office or unit’s case management systems. Serve as a representative of the office or unit in the community, or among client groups or agencies serving low-income individuals. Must be bilingual and have an associates or bachelor’s degree. Sph degree as a paralegal, have successfully completed legal education coursework that is the equivalent of a paralegal degree program, or recent professional experience working in the capacity of a paralegal.

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Company info

ARLYS KNESS
Iowa Legal Aid
1111 Ninth Street
Suite 230
Des Moines, IA 50314-2527
Phone: 515-243-2151