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Tennessee Justice for Our Neighbors

Bilingual Paralegal

Tennessee Justice for Our Neighbors

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Job Summary

 

The Bilingual Paralegal performs clerical and secretarial duties to support the activities of the staff attorneys,  including transcribing, drafting and typing legal documents and correspondence. Also, answers and makes telephone calls, completes data entry, performs case file maintenance, scans documents,  provides case management assistance, meets with clients, keeps records, and conducts intake as  needed.  

This position is funded in part by, and in collaboration with, one or more grants. Personnel must  adhere to goals and outcomes detailed in the grant contract. This position is funded for the duration  of the grant and subsequent renewal may result in modification of job duties and responsibilities. 


Job Responsibilities

Paralegal: 

Keep track of case statuses for attorneys/case handlers.  

Review documents and report to attorneys. 

Conduct intake interviews and screen applicants for conflicts of interest, legal problems, and  eligibility. Follow up as necessary. 

Communicate with applicants about the process and timelines for assistance. Provide clients with information and referrals to other resources as appropriate. Transcribe dictation, including memoranda, letters, briefs, complaints and other legal documents. 

Assist case handlers/attorneys with case work. 

Open and maintain orderly and accurate client files in accordance with the case management  database policies and guidelines. 

Communicate with clients to gather documents, relevant case information and schedule  meetings with case handlers.  

Help with maintaining form files and resource files. 

Attend weekly case review as requested by supervisor. 

Participate in appropriate coalition meetings as requested by supervisor. Provide backup for legal administrative assistant, including telephone support, checking mail, and greeting walk-in guests.  File documents with court clerks and administrative agencies. 

Prepare outgoing mail. Occasionally go to the post office to deliver and/or pick up mail. 

General: 

Participate in internal meetings and other efforts to promote and  improve TNJFON’s operation. 

Learn responsibilities and be prepared to cover other positions as needed.

Comply with program policies and regulations of the funders. 

Comply with all applicable organizational, professional, and legal requirements for  confidentiality.  

Perform other duties as requested by the Executive Director, Legal Director, or  staff attorneys. 


Qualifications

High school diploma or GED.  Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally in Spanish and English.

Effective oral and written communication skills, including in client interviews and helping  persons in crisis. 

Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. 

Basic proficiency in Windows and Microsoft, Word and Excel software. 


Additional Information

Benefits

The Bilingual Paralegal is entitled to all benefits and leave time as described in the personnel policies and procedures which include vacation/medical leave, health insurance, and IRA match.


How to Apply

Email resume and coverletter to director@tnjfon.org by June 30, 2022.

Details

  • Date Posted: June 21, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Administrative
  • Service Area: Other
  • Start Date: 07/15/2022
  • Working Hours: M-F, 9:00am to 5:00pm