Membership Services Paralegal

CASA

About the organization

CASA’s mission is to create a more just society by building power and improving the quality of life in working class and immigrant communities. Our vision is a future where we stand in our own power, our families live free from discrimination and fear, and our diverse communities thrive as we work with our partners to achieve full human rights for all. CASA has a sister organization, CASA in Action, a separate, but related, nonprofit organization that is exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code. Although CASA and CASA in Action share a common goal of supporting immigrants and low-income people in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, they are separate organizations with their own board of directors. A set of employees at the two organizations, including the person filling this position, shares their time between the two organizations. This has no effect on salary or benefits.

Duties

The Member Services Paralegal provides general as well as case and project support to the members of the legal team. This position is subject to grant funding availability.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Solve problems presented by CASA members and others identified by the organization as high-priority or urgent.
Conduct initial client intake and case assessment; work creatively to assist clients, including assisting with legal work, research, writing, advocacy, negotiations & referrals.
Under supervision of CASA attorney, assist clients with resolving legal issues in the areas of housing, employment and immigration and other related tasks.
Administratively support legal team by ordering office supplies, coordinating volunteers, case file management, accounting, and publicizing legal services.
Compile and publish information in one or more areas of expertise by writing referral guides, updating on-line guides and writing community education publications.
Develop and cultivate network of partners who can provide case assistance, including by creating and maintaining an up-to-date referral list for clients, and by serving as a liaison between CASA and relevant partners.
Conduct community education “Know Your Rights” (KYR) sessions and community outreach.

See more at the application link provided.

Qualifications

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE:

Bachelor degree or minimum of two years of experience performing related work.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

Knowledge of legal ethics rules, including the boundary between legal assistance and legal advice, and consistent adherence to those rules.
Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel and other databases, and willingness to learn other needed computer programs. Familiarity with Salesforce is a plus.
Bilingual English/Spanish (written and spoken). French is a plus.
Excellent customer service skills and ability to handle changing situations and walk-in and phone requests.
Quick learner, able to prioritize tasks in stressful situations.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Experience providing legal services to immigrant or low-income communities.

Salary

Maximum $45,300

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please send resume and cover letter via the ADP link provided.

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