Temporary Litigation Paralegal
Founded in 1916, the Legal Aid Society - Employment Law Center (LAS-ELC) is the oldest legal service agency in the western United States. Today the organization is a recognized authority on issues affecting the working poor and utilizes litigation, direct legal services, education and policy initiatives and technical assistance to strengthen the civil and employment rights of low-income workers on both a regional and national level.
The paralegal will be assigned to work under the direction of attorneys on specific cases, and will be responsible for the administrative and paralegal work on those cases. Tasks include maintaining and refining databases, subjective and objective coding, retrieving and organizing key information, and other document management tasks using Concordance and Worldox document management software. The paralegal may also prepare witness files, organize materials by legal issue, prepare trial binders and organize documentary and demonstrative evidence to assist in trial preparation. Tasks include word processing correspondence and legal documents such as briefs, pleadings, motions, and subpoenas, and e-filing in state and federal courts. Photocopying, filing, and other clerical tasks are part of the job. The paralegal will interact with clients, other counsel, witnesses, court personnel, and mediators, and will attend staff, and case planning meetings.
Two years legal experience, primarily in litigation; understanding of local court rules and procedures; strong organizational skills; detail orientation; reliability; and excellent verbal and written English language skills are required. The ability to work efficiently under deadlines and remain calm under pressure is required, along with strong MS Word, Excel and Concordance (or similar database) skills. Weekend work may occasionally be necessary. A cooperative work style and commitment to the mission of the Society are essential. BA/BS and/or Paralegal Certificate are preferred.
The position is for 4 to 6 months beginning immediately in a casual, collegial office. Salary is competitive in the non-profit public interest environment, and health benefits are available after an introductory period. Submit a detailed cover letter with resume and three professional references to:
Human Resources: Temp Paralegal
Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center
180 Montgomery Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94104
415- 593-0096 (fax)
The Legal Aid Society-Employment Law center is an equal employment opportunity employer and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy), gender, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, medical condition including genetic characteristics, mental or physical disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, (including transgender status), weight, height, linguistic characteristics (such as accent and limited English proficiency, where not substantially job-related), citizenship status, or any other basis prohibited by law. The Society also prohibits discrimination based on a perception that an individual has any of the characteristics of the protected classes of race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, marital status, or sexual orientation, and further prohibits discrimination against an individual who is associated with a person who has, or is perceived to have, any of those characteristics. The LAS-ELC will also make reasonable accommodation for disabled applicants and employees, unless such accommodation would result in undue hardship. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, selection, advancement, compensation, training, discipline, and termination.