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Paralegal

Employer
Georgia Legal Services Program
Location
Macon, Georgia
Salary
The starting salary is $33,500, and is dependent upon experience and qualifications
Closing date
Feb 5, 2023

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Focus Areas
Civil Rights / Advocacy
Job Function
Legal
Position Type
Full Time
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Job Details

The  Georgia Legal Services Program (GLSP), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit civil law  firm, seeks a self-motivated, outgoing Paralegal for the Macon  Regional Office. The successful candidate will assist staff attorneys in  civil litigation cases in a variety of practice areas including family  law, public benefits, housing and other practice areas.

Responsibilities

· Represents eligible clients in administrative cases according to office priorities.

· Travels to senior centers to do community education lectures and interviews with seniors needing legal assistance.

· Participates in case acceptance meetings and staff meetings.

· Conducts intake phone interviews on public benefits, unemployment, Medicare, Medicaid and social security cases.

· Counsels eligible clients under the direction of an attorney.

· Prepares effective written briefs as needed for client advocacy, under the supervision of an attorney.

·  Develops good advocacy and administrative representation skills  (including legal analysis, research, investigation, case development,  and preparation)

· Acts as a substantive leader in the areas of social security, unemployment, Medicare, Medicaid and public benefits.

· Keeps current on knowledge of office priorities, procedures, and GLSP/LSC regulations and priorities.

· Maintains effective case management and file organization

·  Maintains basic knowledge of substantive law affecting administrative  areas of practice and shares such information with other legal staff.

· Maintains courteous and professional attitude toward other staff, clients, and community contacts, etc.

· Maintains a caseload of 25-50 cases.

· Performs other duties as assigned.

Starting Salary  is $33,500, but is dependent upon experience and qualifications; GLSP offers excellent  fringe benefits. A statement of interest, resume and, a writing sample  should be submitted to https://www.glsp.org/join-the-team/. 

 

GLSP  is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy  of Georgia Legal Services Program not to discriminate against any  applicant for employment because of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry,  religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender  identity/expression, pregnancy, medical condition, national origin,  disability, marital or other protected status. GLSP values a diverse  work environment and strongly encourages women, people of color, people  who identify as LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and people who have  experienced poverty or homelessness to apply.  GLSP  invites all applicants to include in their cover letter a statement  about how your unique background and/or experiences might contribute to  the diversity, cultural vitality, and perspective of our staff and legal  services practice. 

Requirements

  • Vehicle and valid driver’s license required for business-related travel
  •  Excellent organizational skills and ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  •  Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills and demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office programs
  • Demonstrated desire and capacity to serve low-income populations 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills· Experience working in a law firm or nonprofit organization preferred 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Proven ability to innovate and improve existing programs
  • High School Graduate; some college preferred
  • Ability to speak Spanish is preferred 

Company

Georgia Legal Services Program® is a nonprofit corporation whose mission is to provide civil legal services for person with low incomes, creating equal access to justice and opportunities out of poverty.

Find Us
Website
Telephone
404-206-5175
Location
104 Marietta Street, Suite 250
Atlanta
GA
30303
United States
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