Paralegal, Philadelphia Legal Assistance
Posted by Philadelphia Legal Assistance on May 19, 2014
FAMILY LAW PARALEGAL, Philadelphia Legal Assistance (PLA)
Posted on: May 6, 2014
Philadelphia Legal Assistance (PLA) seeks to hire a full-time paralegal for its Family Law to begin in June, 2014. PLA is a nonprofit legal services organization primarily funded by the Legal Services Corporation. PLA serves approximately 3,000 clients each year in the area of Family Law and views the practice of family law to be an integral part of the war on poverty and family violence. The paralegal will coordinate implementation of a grant from the United States Department of Justice Violence Against Women Act Office which provides holistic services to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. Duties include coordination of intake between PLA and several other agencies with a primary goal of assisting survivors to escape the violence in their lives through a holistic approach of legal representation coordinated with counseling and social services.The family law paralegal will assist these and other clients in a variety of domestic relations matters, including custody, support, divorce and protection from abuse. This assistance includes client interview, pleading preparation, litigation coordination, and other routine paralegal duties.
College graduate. Commitment to family violence issues preferred. Ability to interact well with people and handle emotional issues. Prior work experience at a public interest law firm or in the area of family law preferred but not necessary. Ability to speak and write Spanish preferred but not required.
SALARY AND BENEFITS:
Salary is commensurate with years of experience and is comparable to other public interest paralegal salaries. Full health coverage and other benefits.
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