Job Details

Paralegal & Outreach Coordinator

Company name

Iowa Legal Aid

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Jun 10, 2020

Valid Through

Sep 23, 2020

Posted on

Oct 14, 2019

Salary

USD 31107 Annually

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required

Location

Des Moines, IA, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Labor & Employment >> Labor & Employment
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Profile

Paralegal & Outreach Coordinator
Responsibilities: Planning and conducting outreach to populations of farmworkers throughout the state at the times and places they are most likely to be reached, including evenings & weekends. Becoming knowledgeable about the issues and actors that affect the rights of farmworkers in Iowa and in the nation at large. Conducting initial client screening and intake for FRP clients. Investigating claims and cases; Performing tasks related to the provision of legal services to clients under the direction and supervision of a licensed attorney. Working with other agencies to assist clients in being referred to Iowa Legal Aid and partner agencies for appropriate legal services. Serving as a representative of Iowa Legal Aid and FRP in the community, or among client groups or agencies serving low-income individuals. Based on need and capabilities, advocacy before administrative agencies. Performing other tasks as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Must be fluent in written and spoken Spanish and have at least a business level proficiency in English, and have an associate’s or bachelor’s degree, or equivalent professional experience working as a paralegal. Preference will be given to applicants with a demonstrated commitment to social justice, especially in the areas of workers and immigrants’ rights.
Opening/Closing Date: Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Additional info

Send letter of application (indicate geographic restrictions), resume, academic transcripts, and names, addresses and phone numbers of 3+ professional references

Company info

ARLYS KNESS
Iowa Legal Aid
1111 Ninth Street
Suite 230
Des Moines, IA 50314-2527

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