Job Details

Paralegal

Company name

Bay Area Legal Aid

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required

Location

Redwood City, CA

Date Last Verified

Dec 07,2017

Posted on

Dec 06,2017
Practice Area
Family Law >> Family Law
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Paralegal – Clinic Coordinator The candidate will join Family Law practice, dedicated to providing safety net legal services to victims of intimate partner domestic violence and sexual assault. This work includes managing 6 weekly domestic violence restraining order clinics in three cities throughout San Mateo county, conducted in partnership with the courts, managing the grant deliverables on the clinic services, and providing support for pro bono placement of the clinic cases that are eligible for BayLegal services. Paralegal support for the clinic and our attorneys will result in both an increase in the number of clients assisted and the provision of more robust services to the clients company represent. Key Responsibilities: Conduct initial client screening and staff each of the clinics in each location; Assist clinic applicants, under supervision from attorneys, in conducting the clinic, including preparing judicial council forms, declarations, and supporting documents; Assist with pro bono placement screening, coordinate distribution of materials, and assist in managing requests for placement; Assist with filing, receiving and returning the documents to the clinic applicants, including explaining procedures for service; Assist with tracking pro bono hours, pro bono calendar for clinic, and sign-ins for pro bonos; Manage and stock all clinic materials, all clinic supplies, and all clinic forms; Prepare outreach materials, including conduct regular outreaches to CBOs in the area and manage communications with partners including clinic closures; Assist with data tracking and grant reporting.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must have Paralegal Certificate or an equivalent level of legal training. Should have 2 years work experience as paralegal or legal assistant or similar work experience. Must have experience working with legal case management software and legal research tools such as Lexis and Westlaw. Previous family law experience preferred. Should have strong research, writing and communication skills. Must have experience working with clients from diverse communities, including low-income clients. Bilingual ability in Spanish or Cantonese preferred.

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