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Legal Aid of Middle Tennessee

FCLS Project Coordinator/Paralegal

Legal Aid of Middle Tennessee

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Job Summary

The Project Coordinator/Paralegal works closely with the Nashville Managing Attorney (MA), the Nashville tax attorney, and the Family Centered Legal Solutions (FCLS) Project Manager. As project coordinator, this position will manage detailed project plans concerning resources and timeframes for projects. They will assist in the planning and coordination of legal clinics, community outreach events, and volunteers across Legal Aid’s 48-county service area. As a paralegal, this position will support the MA’s casework in employment law and tax attorney’s casework by performing intakes, drafting letters and other legal documents, managing files, attending & coordinating community outreach events, and assisting with day-to-day client interactions. This position is funded in part by and in collaboration with, one or more grants. Personnel must adhere to the goals and outcomes detailed in the grant contract. This position is funded for the duration of the grant(s) and subsequent renewal may result in modification of job duties and responsibilities. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Produce and analyze data reports from the case management system and assist with the preparation of grant reports. 
  • Serve as the primary administrative point of contact for the program both internally and externally on matters pertaining to scheduling, availability, legal clinics, outreach events, and general inquiries, as determined by the supervisor. 
  • Assist with document verification, coordinate intakes, and provide backup for the FCLS Project Manager. 
  • Support attorney casework by scheduling client meetings and phone calls, drafting letters, conducting legal research, and other administrative tasks.  
  • Create and foster constructive partnerships with local and statewide organizations to benefit the client population, while also organizing and participating in community outreach events and training sessions. 
  • Maintain accurate and orderly client files for attorneys, adhering to case management database policies and guidelines.  
  • Support the casework of attorneys as assigned. 
  • Carefully follow directions and promptly respond to requests of attorneys and other LAS staff. 

Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree, bachelor’s preferred, or 3 years of commensurate experience. 
  • 2 years prior experience working in a law office, court, social service agency, or related field.  
  • Experience or demonstrated interest in working with low-income people. 
  • Proficiency in Windows, Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel software. 
  • Familiarity with legal research tools and databases, like Westlaw and LexisNexis, is a plus. 
  • Strong organizational skills, prioritization of large workloads, and meticulous attention to detail. 
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, including in client interviews and helping people in crisis.  
  • Proficiency in the use of office equipment such as copiers, scanners, postage machines, etc. 
  • Fluency in written and spoken Spanish is a plus. 

Additional Information

Benefits

Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance coverage first day of employment. Life Insurance, Healthcare Savings Account, Public Service Loan Forgiveness eligible, 401k plan, Vacation/Sick/Holiday Leave. Hybrid Work Eligible. 

How to Apply

Email a cover letter, resume, and three references (with email addresses and phone numbers) to our Hiring Manager at hr@las.org. The subject line should read: re: FCLS Project Coordinator/Paralegal 

Details

  • Date Posted: July 5, 2024
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Administrative
  • Service Area: Other
  • Salary Range: $45,500-$51,500