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Paralegal/ Client Advocate The candidate will assist the 40+ public defenders on staff. Will provide litigation support for attorneys on a variety of projects. Preparing and writing submissions to the New York Board of Parole arguing for clientsâ€™ release from prison. Advocating for improvement of clientsâ€™ conditions while incarcerated, including medical and mental health treatment and claims of harassment. Providing dedicated support for firmâ€™s Immigrant Justice Project, including case management, records intake, writing affidavits, and written advocacy on behalf of non-citizen clients. Interpreting conversations and translating written documents for attorneys and Spanish-speaking clients. Visiting clients in prisons across New York State. Assisting attorneys with drafting briefs seeking reductions in sentences. Providing litigation support. Should have: excellent organizational skills; strong written and oral communication competency; patience and persistence with bureaucracy; and the ability to empathize with and the desire to work on behalf of people who have been convicted of serious offenses. Fluency in Spanish is required. A bachelorâ€™s degree or its equivalent is necessary. Starting date: July 2018.
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