Bilingual (English-Spanish) Family Court Based Paralegal
Philadelphia Legal Assistance (PLA) seeks to hire a full-time family law paralegal to be based out of and staff the Family Law Help Center.
BACKGROUND: PLA is a nonprofit legal services organization primarily funded by the Legal Services Corporation. We serve approximately 3,000 clients each year in the area of family law and view our family law practice to be an integral part of the war on poverty and family violence.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Paralegal will be based at the Philadelphia’s Court of Common Pleas Family Court Help Center working under the direct supervision of an experienced family law attorney. The Paralegal will operate the Family Court Help Center, assisting pro se custody litigants seeking assistance with filing pleadings in custody matters. The Paralegal will conduct domestic violence and sexual assault screening of litigants and will assist them in a variety of domestic relations matters, including child custody, support, and protection from abuse. This assistance includes client interview, pleading preparation, pro se litigation assistance, litigation coordination, options counseling, safety planning, referrals to other legal and social services, and other routine paralegal duties.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: College graduate. Commitment to and experience working with survivors of family violence issues preferred. Ability to interact well with the public in a high-stress environment and work with clients who are facing emotionally-charged issues. Ability to speak and write Spanish is 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.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Philadelphia Legal Assistance is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should forward a résumé and cover letter via e-mail to email@example.com.
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