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Legal Staff Paralegal in Kansas City, MO

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Company name

Legal Aid of Western Missouri

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Litigation - General/Commercial

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required

Location

Kansas City, MO

Date Last Verified

Mar 08,2018

Posted on

Mar 06,2018

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Paralegal Ii – Litigation Support Paralegal The candidate assists the staff attorneys in the Domestic Unit who have primary responsibility for assisting survivors of domestic violence with child custody cases, paternity actions, and actions for dissolution of marriage. Acts as a legal assistant to these attorneys, and the job duties of this position include drafting documents; gathering information and records from third parties; conducting client interviews and assisting clients with their responses to discovery. Fluency in Spanish would be helpful. Responsibilities: Client interviews; drafting pleadings, motions and discovery; assist in gathering information relevant to the client’s case; assist in preparing discovery; communicate with court staff and shelter advocates; perform outreach duties as assigned; assist attorneys in file maintenance; and perform other duties as assigned. Should have Bachelor’s degree, associate’s degree or certificate program in paralegal studies. Must have knowledge of legal terminology and legal communication principles and practices; familiar with family law helpful.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Legal Aid of Western Missouri
Central Office
1125 Grand Blvd., , 1900
Kansas City, MO 64106