Legal Aid Society has an immediate opening for a VOCA Family Law/Immigration Paralegal Position in its Nashville office. The Paralegal provide case management assistance to Immigration and Family Law Attorneys. Perform routine clerical and secretarial duties to support the activities of the staff attorneys, including drafting and typing legal documents, conducting intake, researching, compiling and drafting discovery, making telephone calls, transcribing dictation, data processing, case file maintenance, meeting with clients, and record keeping. Educate and advocate for low-income people.
This position is funded in part by a VOCA Expansion grant and VOCA Immigration grant from OCJP and the victim advocate must adhere to goals and outcomes spelled out in each grant contract.
Must be sensitive to and committed to providing high quality legal and advocacy services to domestic violence victims and low-income people. Strong client interviewing, written and verbal skills are a must. Ability to understand the law and issues pertaining to orders of protection. Must be detailed oriented and have good organizational skills. Must be able to follow directions and work with a team and independently. Ability to relate to the needs of people of diverse backgrounds. Ability to effectively communicate in oral and written form. Strong typing and computer skills. Experience with Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.) and Legal Files database. Ability to learn new computer skills. Prior experience working in the legal field is preferred. High School diploma or GED required; BA/BS is preferred. Fluency in written and spoken Spanish is a plus. Access to transportation.
Salary: Dependent on experience. Excellent benefits.
Legal Aid Society has thirty-seven attorneys in eight offices in Middle and East Tennessee. Its attorneys provide low-income people expert legal assistance at all levels of state and federal court. Its staff includes national authorities in the fields of domestic violence, housing, consumer law, federal income taxation, health advocacy, nonprofit group representation, social security and special education. For more information about LAS, visit www.las.org.
Applications must include a cover letter, resume and three references (with phone numbers). No phone calls, please. Send by mail or e-mail (in Word or PDF format) to:
Re: Nashville Family Law Paralegal Position
Legal Aid Society
1321 Murfreesboro Rd, Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37217
Apply as soon as possible. Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. 2/11/2019