Lone Star Legal Aid (LSLA) seeks one Paralegal II (job # TEX 022-2023) for its Texarkana Branch Office.
LSLA is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit law firm and its mission is to protect and advance the civil rights of low-income Texans by providing advocacy, legal representation, and community education that ensure equal access to justice.
Summary of Responsibilities
Regular full time Paralegal IIs to assist Staff Attorneys with basic legal services to service areas impacted by opiod-use disorders, including children who need basic legal services because of opiod-use disorders by a parent, legal guardian or caretaker. The principle duties for this position are to conduct intake, interview applicants and clients, give advice under supervision of an Attorney; to maintain an active caseload by advising Applicants; to enter data, write letters and handle applicant communications, open and close cases promptly complying with LSLA policies; to prepare reports requested by the Attorney to whom the individual is assigned; to create educational materials and make public presentations; to participate in agency and community office outreach efforts; to attend and/or coordinate clinics or other events; to recruit, train, and/or supervise lay volunteers; and to perform, other related duties as assigned. If bilingual, interprets and/or translates as needed.
Minimum Education and Experience
High School Diploma or equivalent and either two years experience in a legal setting with client contact or a certificate from an accredited paralegal program or a minimum of 2 years of college.
Minimum Skills and Abilities
This position requires good interviewing, assessment, problem solving, and negotiating skill as well as strong communication skills; demonstrate ability to aggressively pursue the rights of the client community; and knowledge of area community service providers and agencies. It also requires high degree of ethical and professional standards; ability to work under pressure; ability to use technology and a digital case management system; and client service orientation. Travel may be required. Bilingual is preferred.
Location: Texarkana Branch Office: The successful applicant must have reliable transportation in order to travel throughout the counties served by this office.
Lone Star Legal Aid is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or veteran status.