Job Details

Paralegal

Company name

Bronx Legal Services

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Sep 06,2019

Valid Through

Dec 20,2019

Posted on

May 23,2018

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required

Location

Bronx, NY, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Civil Rights >> Civil Rights
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Paralegal
Candidate will be an independent casehandler who works in partnership with housing attorneys to obtain, retain, or increase vital public benefits. Will advocate with administrative agencies on behalf of clients with government benefits problems, conduct community education and outreach, provide litigation support, assess potential clients, and give legal guidance with the assistance of attorneys. will also be responsible for case advocacy, including housing subsidy applications, public assistance applications, and administrative hearings. Will be part of the LGBTQ Advocacy Unit, which will require outreach and the provision of comprehensive legal services to LGBTQ+ residents. When conducting off-site intake and outreach, will be expected to enter and upload relevant data and documents into case management system and complete conflict checks.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Experience working with low-income people; Excellent organizational skills and strong facility with numbers; Experience with public benefits and/or LGBTQ advocacy preferred; Prior work experience or post-high school education preferred; A demonstrated passion for social justice and a commitment to working with low-income communities and communities of color to advance equity; Ability to speak with people of diverse backgrounds, build trust with different people, treat people with respect, and identify clients’ needs quickly and accurately; Ability to advocate or fight for someone else, keep cool under pressure, and present information to an authority figure; Good writing skills; and, Fluency or proficiency in Spanish or another language commonly spoken by residents is strongly preferred.

Additional info

Job #48_2018. Send a cover letter, resume, names of 3 references, and 2 recent writing samples.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Bronx Legal Services
1118 Grand Concourse 370
Bronx, NY 10456

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