Job Description: Crime Victims Unit
Grant Based Position: Paralegal II
Lone Star legal Aid (LSLA) seeks up an exceptionally dedicated Paralegal II for its Crime Victims Unit. This is an ideal job for a Paralegal who want to join an effective, dynamic team working to seek justice for our clients.
Summary of Responsibilities
The principle duties for this position in particular are to conduct intake, interview applicants and clients, give advice under supervision of an Attorney; to maintain an active caseload by advising Applicants; to enter data, write letters and handle applicant communications, open and close cases promptly complying with LSLA policies; to prepare reports requested by the Attorney to whom the individual is assigned; to create educational materials and make public presentations; to participate in agency and community office outreach efforts; to attend and/or coordinate clinics or other events; to recruit, train, and/or supervise lay volunteers; and to perform, other related duties as assigned. If bilingual, interprets and/or translates as needed.
GRANT BASED THROUGH 09/30/2018: Department of Justice SALARY: Depending upon experience
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
This position requires good interviewing, assessment, problem solving, and negotiating skill as well as strong communication skill; demonstrate ability to aggressively pursue the rights of the client community; and knowledge of area community service providers and agencies. It also requires high degree of ethical and professional standards; ability to work under pressure; ability to use technology and a digital case management system; and client service orientation. Travel may be required. Bilingual is preferred.
Location: Conroe Branch Office. The successful applicant must have reliable transportation in order to travel throughout the counties served by LSLA Service Areas.
Classification: Non-Exempt Reports to: Managing Attorney
Submission Deadline: Open Until Filled
Please send a letter of interest (including where you saw the position announcement), a current résumé, and a list of three professional references to HumanResources@lonestarlegal.org. Include “DOJ-P2-CVU” in subject line of e-mail.
WOMEN AND MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
LSLA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
Job Posting Date: 07/08/2016
Salary: Depends on experience.
Location: Conroe, TX
Job Posting Link: http://www.lonestarlegal.org/jobopenings.pl
Company Website: http://www.lonestarlegal.org/Who-We-Are.pl
Company Profile: Lone Star Legal Aid is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit law firm and its mission is to protect and advance the civil rights of low-income Texans by providing advocacy, legal representation, and community education that ensure equal access to justice.
Contact Name: Human Resources
Contact Email: HumanResources@lonestarlegal.org