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Legal Staff Paralegal in New York City, NY

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Company name

American Civil Liberties Union

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Criminal Law
Litigation - General/Commercial

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required


USA New York City, NY

Date Last Verified

Jul 31,2018

Posted on

May 15,2018

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Paralegal RESPONSIBILITIES: Prepare, file, review and organize litigation documents such as briefs, motions, declarations, deposition summaries, discovery requests and responses, and correspondence with co-counsel. Maintain case files, attorneys’ correspondence files, and the CLRP litigation docket summary. Assist with managing and coordinating the intake database. Provide litigation support to attorneys. Collect, analyze, and organize legal, factual, social science and other non-legal research for use in litigation documents and policy presentations; run searches on internal and external document databases and systems, cull relevant information from a variety of resources such as newspapers, magazines, libraries, case documents and trade associations. Prepare informational updates on criminal law reform issues for Union National and Affiliate staff. Update CLRP-related content on the Union website. Act as liaison among various internal departments as well as with co-counsel and partner organizations. Act as liaison between staff attorneys and legal administrative assistants to disseminate work assigned by attorneys and provide routine and/or procedural guidance regarding work assignments; Provide administrative support for manager review of applications for legal administrative assistant and intern positions. Work jointly with interns and communicate routine and/or procedural guidance on projects assigned by managers Demonstrate a commitment to diversity within the office using a personal approach that values all individuals and respects differences in regards to race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ability and socio-economic circumstance. Commitment to work collaboratively and respectfully toward resolving obstacles and/or conflicts. Handle special projects and other duties as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree required. 2+ years of paralegal or related experience preferred. Strong research skills, including internet research. Must have outstanding written, verbal and interpersonal skills. Ability to work independently as well as within a team. Experience supervising staff and interns. Must be well organized, efficient, highly motivated, able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and see them through to completion, work well under tight deadlines, and take initiative. Strong computer skills with advanced knowledge and experience in Microsoft Office. Experience creating tables of contents, tables of authorities, mail merges, and creating/inserting macros. Basic knowledge of Westlaw is preferred. Experience with web design, layout, and electronic posting of content is a plus. Commitment to civil liberties, civil rights and public interest legal work is essential.

Additional info

Send letter of interest, current resume, names and telephone numbers of 2 references, and writing sample.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
American Civil Liberties Union
125 Broad Street
19th Floor
New York City, NY 10004