Paralegal II

Beaumont, Texas, United States

Description

Lone Star Legal Aid (LSLA) seeks an exceptionally dedicated Paralegal II for its Legal Aid for Survivors of Sexual Assault Project (LASSA). This is an ideal job for a Paralegal who wants to join an effective, dynamic team working to seek justice for our clients.

Summary of Responsibilities

The LASSA Project will provide sexual assault victims with comprehensive legal consultations, representation, and referrals. The Project will represent clients in a full range of legal matters such as: privacy, safety, immigration, employment, education, housing, financial compensation, and/or limited criminal justice system advocacy. Staff will participate in weekly intake and case assessment meetings. Staff will conduct sexual assault legal outreach and training for victim service providers, pro bono attorneys and other community partners; and other duties as assigned. Paralegal II’s in particular conduct intake, interview applicants and clients, give advice under supervision of an Attorney, maintain an active caseload by advising Applicants; enter data, write letters and handle applicant communications, open and close cases promptly complying with LSLA policies; prepare reports requested by the Attorney to whom the individual is assigned; create educational materials and make public presentations; participate in agency and community office outreach efforts; attend and/or coordinate clinics or other events; recruit, train, and/or supervise lay volunteers; and performs other related duties as assigned. If bilingual, interprets and/or translates as needed.

SALARY: Depending upon experience GRANT BASED: THROUGH August 31, 2017

Requirements

Minimum Education and Experience

High School Diploma or equivalent and either two years experience in a legal setting with client contact or a certificate from an accredited paralegal program or a minimum of 2 years of college.;

Minimum Skills and Abilities

• Strong writing and oral communication skills

• Demonstrated client service orientation and experience with vulnerable clients

• Skilled in interviewing, assessment, problem solving and negotiation

• Strong ability to work under pressure and make decisions quickly

• Demonstrated ability to aggressively pursue the rights of the client community

• Energetic, motivated and self-starter

• A valid Texas Driver’s License and able to drive to meet clients, appear in court, attend hearings and conduct training in a large geographic areas.

• Bilingual preferred

• Ability to use technology and digital case management system

• High degree of ethical and professional standards

Location: Beaumont Branch Office.

Classification: Non-exempt Reports to: LASSA Project Director

Submission Deadline: Open Until Filled

To Apply:

Please send a letter of interest (including where you saw the position announcement), a current résumé, and a list of three professional references. Include “P2-LASSA– Beaumont” in subject line of Cover Letter.

LSLA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

WOMEN AND MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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