Paralegal-Investigator

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Job location
50 Hurt Plaza SE
Suite 350
Atlanta, GA 30303
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
GEORGIA INNOCENCE PROJECT INC
Street address: 
50 Hurt Plaza SE, Suite 350
City: 
Atlanta
State: 
Georgia
ZIP: 
30303
Job type: 
Other
Position Description: 

Georgia Innocence Project (GIP) is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to correcting and preventing wrongful convictions in Georgia, primarily by providing pro bono legal services to people convicted of serious crimes that they did not commit. The Paralegal-Investigator position is based in our office in Atlanta and requires coordinating and undertaking occasional case-related travel throughout Georgia. In addition to tracking casework activities in GIP’s case management system and ensuring quality control in recordkeeping and across platforms, the Paralegal-Investigator is responsible for the following duties:

LEGAL SUPPORT (50%)
- Digest and summarize documents as needed
- Help coordinate file sharing with co-counsel, experts, and others
- Help oversee / conduct late-stage case closure and document return process
- Assist in preparing documents for court hearings and filings
- Assist in obtaining transcripts and various records through the courts, through Open Records Act requests, trial attorneys, and other appropriate requests
- Manage GIP’s Open Records Act Tracker
- Schedule client calls and attorney prison visits
- Assist with office administration responsibilities as requested

INVESTIGATION (50%)
- Subpoena and coordinate witnesses for hearings
- Attend court hearings, assist, and possibly testify as needed
- Schedule appointments and assist in searching for physical evidence
- Conduct supervised investigations, including potential interviews of applicants and/or witnesses, to help determine whether cases should advance
- Conduct factual and legal research as directed

Requirements: 

- Bachelor’s degree and 2+ years legal / investigations or equivalent experience strongly preferred
- Formal paralegal training or an investigator license is not required
- Passion for and understanding of GIP’s mission and work
- Exceptional organizational and time management skills
- Strong attention to detail
- Strong verbal communication skills
- Self-starter that also asks questions and seeks clarification whenever needed
- Follows all projects through to completion
- Humility and confidence – no job is too small or too big
- Welcomes respectful giving and receiving of feedback and constructive criticism

To apply: 

Interested applicants should e-mail the following as PDF attachments: a cover letter, resume, three references to [email protected]. Include Paralegal-Investigator in the subject line of your email. We will then email you a short application to complete. Individuals selected for an interview will be contacted directly. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.

Notes: 
The Georgia Innocence Project is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly value a diverse workforce and inclusive culture for all employees.
Salary range: 
$19 - $22 / hour (depending on experience) + benefits
Submission deadline: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2022