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Legal Staff Paralegal in Berkeley, CA

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Company name

East Bay Community Law Center

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Real Estate

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required

Location

USA Berkeley, CA

Date Last Verified

Jun 05,2018

Posted on

May 15,2018

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Intake/Program Coordinator – Housing Practice Responsibilities: Screen individuals, over the phone and in the office for eligibility for services, assess legal issues, and provide or coordinate appropriate assistance. Provide administrative support to attorneys and law students with preparation, serving, and filing of legal pleadings (including preparation of exhibits and materials) in state court. Initiate, coordinate, and organize outreach and trainings with community-based organizations and social service agencies. Enter data into client database to ensure accurate accounting of information and services disseminated as required for grant or project reporting. Provide translation assistance and interpret for client meetings and interviews as needed. Meet with clients and prepare paperwork under the supervision of attorneys. Advocate on behalf of clients with city and state agencies and community-based organizations. Additional tasks as assigned by Supervisor.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: 2 years’ experience in an administrative, social or legal services environment; BA degree or Paralegal Certificate may substitute for experience requirement. Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, and Google Docs. Ability to pick up new computer skills quickly. Ability to work under pressure and with people in crisis, including people with mental disabilities, in an empathetic and professional manner. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Excellent organizational skills; ability to be detail-oriented, multi-task, set priorities, and work independently, but in close coordination with other staff. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse range of groups, including people of color, homeless people, immigrants, non-English speakers, people with mental disabilities, people experiencing domestic violence, law students, service providers, government employees, community partners, elected officials, and law school faculty.
Deadline: June 15, 2018

Additional info

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
East Bay Community Law Center
3130 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705