Atlanta Legal Aid Society (“Legal Aid”) seeks a Paralegal/Administrative Assistant for its General Law Unit (GLU) located in downtown Atlanta. The General Law Unit provides advice and representation to persons in central and north Fulton County in a variety of legal matters including tenant protection, benefits (income and healthcare), consumer protection, education; and operates the Fulton County Tenant Hotline. GLU is comprised of a managing attorney, three attorneys, and one paralegal.
Responsibilities: The Paralegal/Administrative Assistant is responsible for case intake/management including answering the phone, conducting initial client intakes and interviews, gathering documentation, document review and organization, providing clients with information and advice under the supervision of an attorney, drafting correspondences, and notarizing documents; data management including entering data into and retrieving data from our client database; file management including scanning documents to our client database, filing documents, and archiving closed cases; preparing reports; and other general office tasks.
Qualifications: A paralegal certificate or degree is preferred, but not required. Candidates must possess excellent oral and written communication skills; strong organizational skills; and excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office and Google Workspace). Candidates must be industrious, dependable, adaptable, detail-oriented, able to see a task through to completion, able to work in a team and alone, have experience or a demonstrated interest in working with low-income persons, and have an appreciation of diversity. Previous experience with program administration, law office management software, and working with the public is vital. Proficiency in Spanish is valued but not required.
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); and a voluntary tax-sheltered annuity with 3% match. Legal Aid also 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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