Oct 09, 2019

Paralegal, Los Angeles Nonprofit

  • The Wage Justice Center
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
Legal Legal Aid and Advocacy

Job Description

As a small non-profit, it is essential that our team members are committed to our mission and committed to providing high quality legal representation and legal information to the community. 

Paralegal Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the preparation of legal documents; gathering and organizing documents for filing with the Court and other governmental or administrative agencies;
  • Administrative duties as needed including, but not limited to: ordering supplies, mailings (including mail merge), phone/email correspondence, and other projects as assigned;
  • Research and investigation, including research of public records databases (e.g. Westlaw), governmental and administrative agencies, and the internet;
  • Analyze documents and records for information related to assets subject to judgment recovery;
  • Conduct intakes and communicate with workers and clients;
  • Assist and oversee other legal assistants in training and development to understand WJC’s procedures;
  • Light bookkeeping duties, that include depositing checks, and processing check request;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Associate Degree required; Bachelor’s Degree preferred; Paralegal certification preferred;
  • Experience working with immigrant communities highly desirable;
  • Experience working in a legal office highly desirable;
  • Strong work ethic and ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks;
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse, multicultural community;
  • Detail oriented, possess strong organizational skill and professionalism;
  • Documentation skills to follow all WJC data management protocols;
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint required;
  • Be flexible, reliable, trustworthy, self-directed, self-motivated, and manage time effectively;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills (Spanish-language fluency strongly preferred).

Compensation:

This is a full-time, non-exempt position that includes a generous benefits package. Compensation is commensurate with experience; hourly range is $17-$24.

To Apply

Interested candidate should submit a resume and cover letter to hr@wagejustice.org

 

Benefits

Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Supplemental Insurance, Metro Business Transit Access Pass (TAP), Vacation and Sick Time Accrual, Paid Holidays

 

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish-language fluency strongly preferred 

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to hr@wagejustice.org 

Title / Level of Responsibility

Officer

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