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FCLS Project Coordinator/Paralegal

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Salary $44,000.00 – $49,000.00 per year

The Project Coordinator/Paralegal works closely with the Nashville Managing Attorney (MA), the Nashville tax attorney, and the Family Centered Legal Solutions (FCLS) Project Manager. As project coordinator, this position will manage detailed project plans concerning resources and timeframes for projects. They will assist in the planning and coordination of legal clinics, community outreach events, and volunteers across Legal Aid’s 48-county service area. As paralegal, this position will support the MA’s casework in employment law and tax attorney’s casework by performing intakes, drafting letters and other legal documents, managing files, attending & coordinating community outreach events, and assisting with day-to-day client interactions. This position is funded in part by, and in collaboration with, one or more grants. Personnel must adhere to goals and outcomes detailed in the grant contract. This position is funded for the duration of the grant(s) and subsequent renewal may result in modification of job duties and responsibilities. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Produce and analyze data reports from the case management system and assist with the preparation of grant reports. 
  • Serve as the primary administrative point of contact for the program both internally and externally on matters pertaining to scheduling, availability, legal clinics, outreach events, and general inquiries, as determined by the supervisor. 
  • Assist with document verification, coordinate intakes, and provide backup for the FCLS Project Manager. 
  • Support attorney casework by scheduling client meetings and phone calls, drafting letters, conducting legal research, and other administrative tasks.  
  • Create and foster constructive partnerships with local and statewide organizations to benefit the client  population, while also organizing and participating in community outreach events and training sessions. 
  • Maintain accurate and orderly client files for attorneys, adhering to case management database policies and guidelines.  
  • Support the casework of attorneys as assigned. 
  • Carefully follow directions and promptly respond to requests of attorneys and other LAS staff. 

Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree, bachelor’s preferred, or 3 years of commensurate experience. 
  • 2 years prior experience working in a law office, court, social service agency, or related field.  
  • Experience or demonstrated interest in working with low-income people. 
  • Proficiency in Windows, Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel software. 
  • Familiarity with legal research tools and databases, like Westlaw and LexisNexis, is a plus. 
  • Strong organizational skills, prioritization of large workloads, and meticulous attention to detail. 
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, including in client interviews and helping people in crisis.  
  • Proficiency in the use of office equipment such as copiers, scanners, postage machines, etc. 
  • Fluency in written and spoken Spanish is a plus. 

Benefits

Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance coverage first day of employment. Life Insurance, Healthcare Savings Account, Public Service Loan Forgiveness eligible, 401k plan, Vacation/Sick/Holiday Leave. Hybrid Work Eligible.

How to Apply

Documents Required: Cover Letter, Resume, Three Professional References

FCLS Project Coordinator/Paralegal Application

LAS is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, people with disabilities, women, LBGTQIA+, and gender non-conforming applicants.

Who We Are

Legal Aid Society’s mission is to advance, defend, and enforce the legal rights of low-income and vulnerable people in order to secure for them the basic necessities of life. Our staff includes national authorities in the fields of domestic violence, housing, consumer law, federal income taxation, health advocacy, non-profit group representation, social security, and special education.