Job Details

Intake And Litigation Paralegal

Company name

Empire Justice Center

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required

Location

Rochester, NY

Posted on

Jan 24,2018
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Intake and Litigation Paralegal The candidate will provide direct support to the Civil Rights, Employment, and Education practice unit. 50% of time will be spent in intake and 50% of time will be spent on litigation.Primary responsibilities will include: Support for intake including: Conduct eligibility screenings; Data entry; Opening and closing files; Coordinate follow-up services for clients; Assist case handlers as needed; Maintain client related files. Support for litigation including: Investigation; Management of case files; Court filings; Damage calculations; Interviewing clients and witnesses; Preparing affidavits; Legal and background research; Document review; Other duties as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have Associates, college or paralegal degree or equivalent skills demonstrated by professional or life experience. Must have experience working with a diverse low-income population. 3+ years relevant work experience required, 5+ preferred. Spanish or ASL Bilingual ability desired. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills; highly organized. Should have proficiency in MS Word and Excel. Background or experience in civil rights, education and/or employment law a plus, or willingness to learn about these legal areas on the job.

Company info

Rebecah Corcoran
Human Resources Manager
Empire Justice Center
Telesca Center for Justice
One West Main St., Suite 200
Rochester, NY 14614

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