Paralegal

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Job location
168 Water Street
2nd Floor
Binghamton, NY 13901
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc.
Street address: 
168 Water Street, 2nd Floor
City: 
Binghamton
State: 
New York
ZIP: 
13901
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

The Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc. (“LASMNY”) seeks a paralegal help to implement and oversee a new pro bono initiative in Broome County.

Background:
The paralegal position is funded by a Pro Bono Innovation Fund Grant through Legal Services Corporation. The paralegal will assist in planning, implementing and overseeing a new program in the town and village courts of Broome County, the “T&V Program” to provide pro bono representation to tenants facing eviction. The paralegal’s responsibilities will include working with LASMNY staff to recruit and train volunteer attorneys and student interns, scheduling attorneys and interns for court, performing intake at court, and providing support to pro bono attorneys at court. Other responsibilities will include training student interns and volunteers to perform intake, preparing the calendar for pro bono attorneys, including conflicts checking and online research, and managing a pro bono caseload. The paralegal will also assist LASMNY staff in developing forms and a best practices manual for pro bono representation in T&V Courts.

LASMNY seeks to be a well balanced multi-cultural organization. People of color, LGBTQ and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer.

Requirements: 

Qualifications:
Candidates should possess a paralegal certificate from an accredited program and have a minimum of two years of paralegal experience. Prior experience with pro bono programs is strongly preferred. The successful candidate will possess strong interpersonal, organizational and problem solving skills, and a commitment to social justice. Other qualifying factors include: the nature and extent of prior relevant experience, knowledge and understanding of the legal problems and needs of low income persons, prior experience in the client community or in other programs to aid low income persons. Must be able to communicate effectively with clients, staff, volunteers, and court personnel. Must be able to work independently, efficiently and also collaboratively with others within and outside of LASMNY.

To apply: 

Please express your interest and salary expectation by e-mail to [email protected] or call (607) 231-5950
Deadline: November 15, 2017

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Submission deadline: 
Monday, October 16, 2017
Expiration date: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017