Atlanta Legal Aid Society (“Legal Aid”) seeks a Paralegal for its Pro Bono Unit located in Downtown Atlanta. Our nonprofit represents low-income persons in a variety of civil legal matters including family, housing, consumer, public benefits, education and health law. The Pro Bono Unit plans, develops, manages, coordinates and supports pro bono projects that span Legal Aid’s five-county service area. The unit is comprised of a managing attorney, a staff attorney, and a paralegal.
Responsibilities: The Pro Bono Unit Paralegal coordinates, develops, and supports new and current pro bono projects; identifies staff and volunteer needs; recruits volunteers; and provides training and feedback. In addition, the paralegal is responsible for case intake/management including conducting initial client intakes and interviews; entering data into and retrieving data from our database; gathering, reviewing, organizing, and scanning documents; and providing clients with information and advice under the supervision of an attorney. The volume of calls can be quite heavy, and callers are often very emotional. Accordingly, the paralegal must be patient, compassionate, even-tempered, and have good people and problem-solving skills.
Qualifications: A degree or certificate in paralegal studies is preferred but not required. Applicants must possess excellent writing, communication and interpersonal skills; be resourceful and adaptable; be able to work in a team and with a diverse population; be proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Workspace, and have the willingness to learn other software. Prior experience working with low-income persons is highly preferred. Proficiency in Spanish and a willingness to improve language skills are highly valued.
Salary and Benefits: The salary is $34,500+ depending on experience. The program provides generous fringe benefits, including paid holidays, paid time off including parental leave; health, life, and long and short-term disability insurance; partial payment for dependent health insurance; a salary reduction option for a flexible spending account; educational loan reimbursement up to $600 per month (after a $65 per month deductible and set off of other loan reimbursement amounts); voluntary tax-sheltered annuity with 3% match. Legal Aid offers a hybrid work schedule that allows staff to work 2 days remotely subject to management approval and a probationary employment period.
Application Requirements: Submit a letter of interest; resume; official school transcript (a copy is acceptable pending your order of an official transcript); recent writing sample; and the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references as one (1) PDF using our online application system at the following link:
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