Litigation Paralegal with NC Justice Center

LITIGATION PARALEGAL

We are seeking a highly-organized Litigation Paralegal to provide a wide variety of legal and administrative support on cases brought by, and under the direction of, the attorneys conducting litigation at the North Carolina Justice Center involving a variety of poverty law issues, including employment, consumer, housing and immigrant rights issues. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to social, economic, and racial justice, be fluent in oral and written Spanish and English, and enjoy contributing to a great mission by supporting the work of others. Paralegal experience is helpful, but not required. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is required. Successful applicants will like creating order, be exceptionally organized while juggling competing deadlines and demands, possess unfailing attention to detail and the ability to support multiple people. He/she will be proficient in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook, have experience in working with databases, and possess strong technology skills. Ability to travel and work occasional evenings and weekends is required. Experience providing community education and interviewing clients are a plus.

Our mission is to eliminate poverty in North Carolina by ensuring that every household in the state has access to the resources, services and fair treatment it needs to achieve economic security.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain and manage a litigation docketing system.
  • Review and docket court calendars, orders, and other legal documents.
  • Organize and maintain case pleadings and files.
  • Review, analyze, and organize discovery and other information related to pending or potential cases.
  • Perform legal research under the direction of staff attorneys.
  • Assist staff attorneys with the preparation of discovery, court pleadings, briefs and other legal documents and court forms.
  • Provide clerical and administrative support to staff attorneys.
  • Perform investigation, organization, research, and background work as needed for lawsuits from inception through discovery and trial.
  • Prepare and coordinate filing and service pleadings and legal documents.
  • Coordinate and schedule depositions, hearings, trials, meetings, and interviews.
  • Prepare exhibits for hearings, depositions and trials.
  • Assist staff attorneys with the preparation of correspondence to court, opposing counsel, or clients.
  • Provide translation of legal documents and correspondence.
  • Organize, maintain, and update case and client information in the organization’s legal databases.
  • Assist attorney with successful case management.
  • Interview prospective clients and serve as a point of contact for primarily Spanish-speaking clients.
  • Interpret during client interviews with attorneys.
  • Work with other staff to advance the goals of the organization and ensure that work plans are carried out.
  • Maintain client statistics and generate reports for funders.
  • Promptly respond to requests for legal assistance received through an intake phone line.
  • Perform other related tasks as assigned.

TO APPLY: Send cover letter, resume, and professional references as a single PDF file that has your name in its title, and “Litigation Paralegal” in the subject line to hr@ncjustice.org. The position will remain open until filled; we will begin reviewing resumes on July 7, 2019. No phone calls please.

The Justice Center offers committed, inspired co-workers, a competitive salary (DOE, minimum $35,000/annually) and superior benefits to enhance staff quality of life including, but not limited to: six weeks paid time off, paid maternity/paternity leave, twelve holidays, free parking in downtown Raleigh, retirement plan contribution and match, FSA, high quality medical, disability, and life insurance coverage.

Our organization is committed to equity and inclusion. People of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer. The Justice Center does not discriminate on the basis of person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, ethnic background, citizenship status, age, disability or genetic information.