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Legal Staff Paralegal in Glendale, CA

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Company name

YWCA of Glendale

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Litigation - General/Commercial

Years of Experience

1-2 yrs required

Location

USA Glendale, CA

Posted on

Jan 30,2018



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Legal Advocate DUTIES: Provide legal advocacy services for clients including: Court accompaniment and advocacy on behalf of clients with law enforcement, prosecutors, and child protective services. Provide legal assistance for clients including: drafting correspondence, legal documents, and court forms; conducting initial client interviews and legal needs assessments. Provide legal information about court processes, court forms, legal rights and obligations. Conduct client communications in a client-centered trauma-informed way to support and empower clients. Work with case managers and other service providers to coordinate legal services and ensure that clients’ legal and holistic needs are being met. Develop educational and self-help materials, and coordinate and conduct legal information clinics and/or workshops for clients, as needed. Document legal services provided, and maintain accurate case files, including case notes. Assist with and other grant-reporting requirements. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualification and Experience

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree required; paralegal certificate and/or paralegal certification preferred. 1-2 years’ experience working as a legal advocate, paralegal, or similar experience preferred. Experience working with victims and survivors of domestic violence. Excellent customer service skills and strong communication skills. Familiarity with legal forms and procedures in family law (divorce, paternity, custody, and restraining orders) and/or immigration law (VAWA, U-Visa). Effective time management skills and ability to work under deadlines.
DEADLINE TO APPLY IS FEBRUARY 16, 2018

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
YWCA of Glendale
735 East Lexington Street
Glendale, CA 91206