Paralegal - Legal Assistance for Victimized Adults Project

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Job location
151 N Delaware Street
Suite 1800
Indianapolis, IN 46204
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Indiana Legal Services, Inc.
Street address: 
151 N Delaware Street, Suite 1850
City: 
Indianapolis
State: 
Indiana
ZIP: 
46204
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

Position: Full Time Paralegal – ILS Senior Law Project Indianapolis office; Legal Assistance for Victimized Adults Project.

Organizational information: Indiana Legal Services, Inc. (ILS) is a statewide, not-for-profit organization that provides free legal services to eligible clients in civil cases through 8 branch offices. ILS is funded by the Legal Services Corporation, United Ways, Area Agencies on Aging, and approximately 20 other funding sources. The Indianapolis Senior Law Project provides a full range of free civil legal services to clients who reside in a 20-county service area in Central Indiana.

Position Description: ILS has obtained a two year grant from the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute to provide direct legal representation to endangered adults statewide who are the victim of a crime such as abuse, neglect, or exploitation. This will include representation to halt ongoing abuse, along with ongoing representation to ease or eliminate the effects of the criminal behavior. The Project will consist of two attorneys and a paralegal. The paralegal will interview applicants, clients, and others, conduct research, draft documents, assist the attorneys as needed, and communicate with other groups to identify potential clients. The paralegal will also assist with grant record keeping and reporting.

Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience. ILS offers an excellent fringe benefits package including health insurance (medical, dental, vision, Rx), disability insurance, life insurance, a 401k plan, a flex benefit plan, and generous vacation and sick leave.

Requirements: 

Qualifications:
• Dedicated to the mission of Indiana Legal Services
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Proficient in Microsoft Word and able to quickly learn new software.
• Legal research skills are preferred.
• Interest in working with endangered adults who are victims of a crime.

To apply: 

To Apply: Please send a resume, list of 3 references with email addresses and telephone numbers, and writing sample to Dennis Frick, Director, Senior Law Project, Indiana Legal Services, Inc., 151 North Delaware Street, Suite 1850, Indianapolis, IN 46204, [email protected].

Notes: 
Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer Minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and persons with Spanish-speaking ability are urged to apply.
Salary range: 
DOE
Submission deadline: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Expiration date: 
Friday, December 30, 2016