Paralegal Iii

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Company Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) Location Brownsville, TX, United States

Public Interest

Legal Staff

Full-time

May 11, 2022

Aug 24, 2022

Nov 29, 2021

Profile

Paralegal III
Duties: Provide litigation support for staff attorneys in administrative or judicial proceedings, including conducting fact investigation, drafting pleadings, discovery, and correspondence, maintaining case files, and communicating with courts, counsel, and clients. Provide direct representation of clients in administrative or judicial proceedings as Person-in-Charge of individual cases; Maintain a client caseload, exercising the independent professional judgment required of an advocate on all aspects of each individual case; Operate under the supervision of a Team Manager or Branch Manager; Conduct eligibility and substantive interviews in person and by telephone, which interviews may at times take place outside the regular office setting; Provide basic information and referrals to applicants, including those ineligible for services; Interview clients and witnesses; Conduct follow-up of assigned cases, including investigating facts and researching law; Serve process and subpoenas; Prepare legal documents; Notarize legal documents; Attend and participate in community group meetings and educational forums to conduct intake and make community legal education presentations; Prepare legal educational materials; Translate; Maintain accurate and complete client files and administrative records, including data entry into client database and other requirements, such as timekeeping; Prepare administrative reports required; Any other duties required by the Branch or Team Manager.



Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Bilingual in English and Spanish. Possess verbal, reading and writing skills sufficient to comprehend administrative law manuals and to adequately advocate on behalf of clients. Strong writing and communications skills with attention to detail. Experience in litigation support. Excellent organization skills including document management. Proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 including Word and Excel.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA)
531 E. St. Francis St.
Brownsville, TX 78520

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