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Legal Staff Paralegal in Newberry, FL

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Company name

Florida Legal Services, Inc.

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Family Law
Health Care
Immigration

Location

Newberry, FL

Date Last Verified

Apr 11,2018

Posted on

Apr 10,2018

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Outreach Paralegal The candidate will under the direct supervision of licensed attorneys will be conducting significant outreach and community development work within client communities across Florida. Will have an initial focus on immigrant and migrant farmworker communities to assess community needs but will expand to work across firm's projects, such as Fair and Affordable Housing, Health Access, Economic Opportunity, Prisoner and Juvenile Justice Issues, and Children’s Rights. Work closely with community groups and clients and be assigned various tasks and projects to be completed in accordance with firm's policies and procedures under the supervision of firm's attorneys. Providing paraprofessional legal services under the direct supervision of an attorney to eligible clients and community groups in civil legal areas including affordable housing, environmental justice, immigration, workers’ rights, community development and advocacy, and other issues in accordance with the program's mission and principles of advocacy, all program guidelines, and; Participating in significant outreach and community legal education to clients and community groups, as assigned by a supervisor, to provide clients or others with information and assistance in program priority areas and to build a strong positive working relationship between firm's and impacted communities. Assisting attorneys or other advocates in representing clients, engaging in community organizing, and working with community groups to make improvements in the lives of low-income individuals and communities. Meeting regularly with agricultural workers, migrant workers, and immigrants, individually and in groups, developing and maintaining extensive and ongoing relationships with community groups and community organizers working with and on behalf of immigrant and migrant communities. Organizing and analyzing data obtained from the meetings held within the community and elsewhere within the statewide service area to assess community needs, assist in developing work priorities and use in advocacy efforts. Investigating and developing cases and projects assigned, including conducting necessary interviews. Making and following-up on referrals of clients to appropriate alternative or additional sources of assistance. Conducting intakes by phone and in-person for individuals seeking legal assistance. Bilingual with Fluency in Spanish, both oral and written is required. Must have ability to travel extensively and ability to participate in meetings outside regular business hours. Experience using LegalServer (or a similar computer-based case management system) and Google Suites a plus. Commitment to social, racial, and economic justice, a plus. Deadline : April 16, 2018.

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Hiring Coordinator
Florida Legal Services, Inc.
2425 Torreya Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32303