Employment

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Employment Opportunities


  • Conducts applicant screening and intake.
    • Provides information to people making inquiry about services and makes referrals to an appropriate agency or organization.
  • Provides assistance to the extent permitted under law under the supervision of an attorney to LSNWJ clients.
    • Communicate and meet with clients.
    • Assist in discovery:  conduct factual investigation, prepare interrogatories and requests for production of documents, and interrogatory answers.
    • Conduct legal and factual research.
    • Prepare, file and serve legal pleadings, including Complaints, Answers, Motions, Case Information Statements and other documents.
    • Prepare correspondence; handle incoming and outgoing mail.
    • Maintains contact with clients, courts, judges, opposing counsel, and others and is responsible for scheduling meeting arrangements and maintaining calendars.
  • May conduct applicant screening and intake.
    • Provides information to people making inquiry about services and makes referrals to an appropriate agency or organization.
  • May act as facilitator of an LSNWJ volunteer project.
  • Participates in the community, including committees, task forces, and working groups related to the work of  LSNWJ. 
Competencies:
  • Demonstrates professionalism, reliability, compassion, positive attitude and ability to maintain a good working relationship with all members of the office staff and work in team environment.
  • Good attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to communicate and write clearly and understandably.
  • Good capabilities of technology, including word processing, case database, calendaring and scheduling software, e-mail, e-filing and legal software.
  • Valid driver’s license and use of a personal vehicle for work-related travel or other means of fulfilling responsibility for work-related travel.
Requirements: 
  • Paralegal certificate or Associates degree in paralegal or legal studies.
  • Minimum of two years of experience as a paralegal in at least one of these areas of law:  family law; bankruptcy; consumer law; litigation.
  • Bilingual in English-Spanish preferable. 
How To Apply:

Email resume, references, and cover letter to: astrack@lsnj.org. Include in your cover letter how you believe you meet the needs of the position of Paralegal at LSNWJ. We invite candidates to include, as well, a statement of how your background and experiences might contribute to the diversity and cultural vitality of LSNWJ.

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