Job Details

Legal Assistant/paralegal

Company name

Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Jul 20, 2020

Valid Through

Nov 02, 2020

Posted on

Jun 25, 2020

Location

Washington, DC, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Legal Assistant/paralegal
The candidate will report to the National Litigation Director. Job responsibilities include assisting litigation attorneys with client intake and in-house litigation regarding civil rights and liberties, employment discrimination, law enforcement harassment, and public accommodations issues. Responsibilities include: Conducting client intake and keeping detailed and organized case logs. Maintaining schedules for litigation attorneys and making necessary travel arrangements. Drafting legal documents, including correspondence and pleadings, such as subpoenas, interrogatories, deposition notices, and pretrial orders. Providing ongoing administrative support for pending litigation, including document review, hearing and motion preparation, calendaring impending deadlines, exhibit preparation, and formatting litigation materials for use in court. Contacting clients, lawyers, witnesses, experts and court personnel to schedule interviews, meetings, depositions, and trials. Assisting the attorneys at depositions, hearings, trials, and other court appearances. Administrative tasks such as filing papers, maintaining accurate and thorough case records, answering telephone calls, and maintaining and organizing reference files. Conducting legal research and gathering relevant information to a case. Corresponding with clients keeping them appraised of any developments with their cases. Scheduling appointments, receiving, and making telephone calls, drafting and typing office memos, obtaining detailed fact summaries of cases, and other administrative duties. Must have Bachelor’s degree; – paralegal degree or certification preferred. Should have Prior experience in a law firm or other legal experience. Familiarity with local, state, and federal filing rules, elementary legal procedures, and legal terminology is required. Ability to communicate in language other than English is a plus.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
453 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003

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