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Legal Staff Paralegal in Washington, DC

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

May 31, 2021

Posted on

Apr 14, 2021

Location

Washington, DC, United States
Practice Area
Civil Rights >> Civil Rights
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Paralegal, Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief
Duties: Cite-check, format, and proofread documents, including legal briefs, memoranda, demand letters, and other correspondence. Conduct legal research and monitor cases on Westlaw. Assist in carrying out other litigation-related tasks, including editing discovery requests and responses, reviewing evidence, and preparing for depositions. Conduct Internet and other factual research in connection with prospective or ongoing litigation, policy matters, or public education efforts. Work with the Program attorneys to track state legislation and conduct related research. Maintain and ensure the accuracy of the Program’s litigation docket and calendar, and organize and maintain litigation and policy files. Assist in the development and maintenance of the Program’s website and other public information outlets. Receive requests for legal assistance and ensure timely responses to inquiries. Work with other national projects, state affiliates nationwide, and allies. Assist Program staff regarding strategic planning and related matters. Work on special projects and other duties as assigned by the Director and Senior Staff Attorney.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree is required. Excellent research skills, including Internet research. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Must take initiative, be highly organized, detail-oriented, and possess strong interpersonal and time-management skills. Strong computer skills with advanced knowledge in Microsoft Office Suite e.g. Outlook, Word, Excel, etc. Basic knowledge of Westlaw is preferred. Experience creating tables of contents, tables of authorities, and mail merges. Ability to work independently as well as within a team. Ability to work with a wide range of people and foster a team environment. Commitment to the mission. Demonstrated interest in religious liberty issues is preferred. Demonstrate a commitment to diversity within the office using a personal approach that values all individuals and respects differences in regards to race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, disability and socio-economic circumstance. Commitment to work collaboratively and respectfully toward resolving obstacles and/or conflicts.

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