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Brief Services Unit Paralegal

Atlanta Legal Aid Society (“Legal Aid”) seeks a Paralegal to work in its Brief Services Unit located in Downtown Atlanta. Our non-profit law firm represents low-income people in a variety of civil legal matters including family, housing, consumer, employment, health, public benefits, and education law. The Brief Services Unit provides legal advice, resources and referrals to clients in Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, and Gwinnett counties. The staff currently  consists of a managing attorney and 2 part-time staff attorneys.

Responsibilities: The Paralegal performs 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. 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 people is highly preferred. Proficiency in languages other than English is highly valued.

Salary and Benefits: The salary is $34,500+ depending on experience. Salaries increase annually based on a salary scale. The program provides generous fringe benefits including 13 paid holidays, 6 weeks paid time off, 6 weeks 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); and a voluntary tax-sheltered annuity with 3% match. This position is fully remote with the exception of orientation and training.

Application Requirements: Submit a letter of interest; resume; official school transcript (a copy is acceptable pending your order of an official transcript); writing sample (email, letter or memorandum); 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:

Atlantalegalaid.org/jobs

For technical difficulties in submitting your application, please email [email protected].

Your application will be acknowledged. No phone calls please.

Out of concern for the health and safety of our staff, clients and their families, the Atlanta Legal Aid Society requires that all new hires be vaccinated for COVID-19.

ALAS considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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