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Legal Assistant/paralegal

Company name

The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff


Washington, DC

Date Last Verified

Feb 21,2018

Posted on

Jan 17,2018
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - Real Estate
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Legal Assistant/Paralegal The candidate will be responsible to provide on-site support for two of Legal Aid’s signature projects: Court-Based Legal Services Project, which sites a legal services office in Landlord-Tenant Court to provide same-day representation in eviction cases, and Housing Right to Counsel Project, which seeks to reduce eviction of low-income tenants living in subsidized housing by significantly expanding their access to legal services. Performing basic clerical support, assisting in litigation, conducting investigations, meeting with clients, conducting initial applicant interviews and follow-ups, and working collaboratively and effectively with co-workers to ensure coverage of administrative and paralegal needs throughout Legal Aid’s offices.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have excellent organizational skills, with attention to detail. Ability to multi-task and prioritize assignments. Effective oral and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills and desire to take initiative in managing projects. Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with others. Strong computer skills including MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and Google applications (familiarity working with online databases helpful but not required). Ability to speak Spanish, Amharic, or other language strongly desirable but not required and availability to make at least a two-year commitment.

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Hiring Coordinator
The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia
11th Street NW
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20001-4589

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