Atlanta Legal Aid Society (“Legal Aid”) seeks a Family Violence Legal Services Paralegal for its Cobb County office. Our non-profit law firm represents low-income individuals in a variety of civil legal matters including family, housing, consumer, public benefits, education and health law. The Cobb County office is currently comprised of a managing attorney, 7 full-time attorneys, 2 part-time attorneys, and 6 support staff members. The Paralegal will be physically located at the Family Advocacy Center (“FAC”) in Marietta, Georgia. FAC, a new, historic, and innovative initiative, provides a variety of services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse in a single location. More information regarding the FAC and various partner agencies can be found on FAC’s website: www.cobbfac.org/.
Responsibilities: The Family Violence Legal Services Paralegal will assist survivors of family violence, dating violence and stalking who are seeking civil protective orders at FAC. The Paralegal will complete intake for all of the applicant’s legal issues; participate in client interviews with advocates from other community agencies; and ensure that the applicant is receiving all FAC resources or receives a referral for FAC resources. The Paralegal will also contact individuals seeking civil protective orders over the phone to complete intake and gather information about their case. Additionally, the Paralegal will provide clients with detailed information under the supervision of an attorney; assist attorneys with case investigation, document preparation, client communication, legal research, and other paralegal tasks as needed; organize data required for grants and assist in the preparation of periodic reports. The Paralegal will also participate in the Cobb County Domestic Violence Task Force and other community coordinated initiatives and outreach activities.
Qualifications: The people seeking our services are often in very stressful situations, so applicants must possess patience, and excellent listening, communication and interpersonal skills. Excellent writing skills; proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Workspace and a willingness to learn other programs; resourcefulness; adaptability; the ability to work in a team and with a diverse population are required. Previous experience in family law, work with survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault or elder abuse, or low-income people is strongly preferred. Proficiency in languages other than English is highly valued.
Salary and Benefits: The salary is $34,500+ depending upon 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 set off of other loan reimbursement amounts); and voluntary tax-sheltered annuity with 3% match.
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 (email, letter or memorandum); and the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references (preferably individuals who have supervised or managed your work) as one (1) PDF using our online application system at atlantalegalaid.org/jobs.
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