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Organization information
Organization name: 
Community Legal Aid SoCal
Street address: 
2101 N Tustin Ave.
Santa Ana
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

POSITION: Paralegal
SUPERVISOR: Staff Attorney
WAGE RANGE: Depending on experience
JOB CLASSIFICATION: Full time 35-hour work week, hourly, non-exempt
LOCATION: Various Offices
Application Deadline: Continuous until position is filled

Job Overview

Community Legal Aid SoCal (CLA SoCal) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was founded in 1958 for the purpose of providing civil legal services to low income individuals and seniors. It has two offices in Orange County and two offices in Southeast Los Angeles County. CLA SoCal seeks an energetic, motivated, personable and effective Paralegal to provide services to low-income DV victims in partnership between Human Options, Inc. Under the supervision of the Staff Attorney, this position is responsible for assisting the attorney in providing services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking in matters arising from the abuse. The paralegal will interview clients, maintain client files, prepare legal forms, pleadings, other writings in connection with trials, settlements, and other legal proceedings and represent clients at administrative hearings. The services that will be provided by the project will include legal representation, consultation, advocacy, information, education, referrals, and advice and counsel.

Essential Job Duties
• Duties will involve interviewing clients and maintaining client files.
• Preparing legal forms, pleading and other writings in connection with trials and settlements and other legal proceedings.
• Write, edit and finalize correspondence, memoranda and other legal documents including drafting discovery and discovery motions.
• Legal and factual research. Cite checking.
• Observe confidentiality of attorney-client relationship.
• Provide safety planning and advocacy to clients.
• As needed, maintain calendar and deadline reminder systems.
• Prepare detailed monthly reports for the funding agency.
• Enter time into Case Management System.
• Other duties and projects as assigned.
• Experience in assisting DV victims with a variety of civil legal matters
• Bilingual English/Spanish highly preferred.


Skills Needed
Strong technical skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint) and document assembly program Form Builder. Internet research skills including Westlaw and LexisNexis. Excellent analytical, communication and organizational skills, and ability to manage multiple complex tasks concurrently in a professional and efficient manner. Excellent attention to detail. Must be a team player, able to work under pressure.

Educational and Experience Requirements
Bachelor’s degree and/or paralegal certificate. Must have three years’ experience as a paralegal.

To apply: 

We offer an outstanding benefit package which includes: medical, dental, LTD, 401k with employer contribution, life insurance, and FSA. Paid holidays | vacation | sick leave

TO APPLY, send resume and cover letter to Jessica Flowers at [email protected]. Position open until filled.

Community Legal Aid SoCal is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
Depending on experience
Submission deadline: 
Thursday, March 14, 2019