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Family Law Paralegal

Employer
Capital Pro Bono
Location
Sacramento, California
Salary
Starting at $21/hour at 15 hours/week, DOE.
Closing date
Nov 12, 2021

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Focus Areas
Civil Rights / Advocacy
Job Function
Legal
Position Type
Part Time
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Definition:  Under the supervision of the Managing Attorney, provide legal assistance, forms preparation, advocacy and intake in family law matters for individual clients.

Duties:

  • Perform telephone intake on potential clients for services at our Family Law Assistance Project. 
  • Assist in the preparation of family law-related legal papers (Judicial Council forms, pleadings, etc. using Lawyaw)
  • Assist with the recruitment and scheduling of volunteers
  • Maintain client files in an orderly and professional manner
  • Track progress of client cases and maintain case files in computer database program, including data entry and retrieval. 
  • Conduct legal research
  • Attend appropriate training sessions, seminars, and staff meetings.
  • Perform and/or assist with a variety of office duties as needed, including, but not limited to: photocopying, mailing, and scanning documents
  • Perform additional duties as assigned consistent with qualifications. 

Knowledge:

  • Law office and administrative practices and procedures
  • Correct business English and legal terminology, including spelling, grammar, and punctuation
  • Interviewing techniques and counseling methods
  • Listening and problem solving methods
  • Windows-based computer applications and Judicial Council Forms programs (Lawyaw)
  • Operation of standard office equipment
  • Familiarity with Sacramento-area community resources and organizations

Skills:

  • Ability to communicate in a professional and courteous manner
  • Good proof-reading and ability to write with correct English, spelling, grammar, and punctuation
  • Ability to communicate and interact effectively with the public, agencies, employees, volunteers, and clients
  • Ability to relate to low-income clients and legal communities
  • Ability to work independently and accept supervision and correction

Education/Experience:

Minimum of three (3) years recent work experience as a certified California paralegal working in a law practice handling issues in the area of family law required.  Two (2) years prior work experience dealing with the public, especially low-income individuals preferred.  Bilingual preferred but not required.   

Compensation:  Starting at $21/hour at 15 hours/week, DOE. 

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