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Public Benefits Paralegal I

Position:

Paralegal

FLSA Classification:

Non-Exempt

Reports To:

Practice Group Director

Overview of Position:

Under the direct supervision of an attorney, the Public Benefits Paralegal assists in providing comprehensive legal services by performing specific legal functions on behalf of clients, including some advocacy as can be performed by a non-attorney. The Public Benefits Paralegal focuses on the application for and maintenance of low-income benefits for vulnerable individuals reliant upon such income for housing and living expenses. 

Additionally, the Public Benefits Paralegal will assist with education cases and advocacy for children in need of educational supports and services throughout Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. 

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Interview and counsel clients.
  • Provide limited service to clients, interfacing with outside counsel, internal clients, and customers. 
  • Assist with conducting research, reviewing medical and education records, drafting and filing briefs and complaints, and advocating at administrative hearings under the supervision of an attorney or Practice Group Director. 
  • Work effectively as part of a team that includes attorneys, support staff, volunteers, and students. 
  • Regularly participate in clinics and community outreach projects. 
  • Create and maintain new matters in the case management system. 
  • Perform other related duties as required. 

Desired Education and Experience:

  • Four (4) year college degree or Paralegal Certificate from an ABA accredited school 
  • 1-year relevant legal experience 
  • Knowledge of legal terminology and legal document management 
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal service 
  • Effective oral and written communication skills 
  • Accurate typing skills with the ability to type 60 WPM. 
  • Previous calendaring experience 
  • Ability to be flexible to adapt and act quickly when urgent matters require it
  • Self-motivated, takes initiative, ability to learn quickly
  • Language: ability to read, write and communicate in English with Spanish being a plus 

Benefits & Compensation:

$24.00 – $42.00 Hourly (Depending on Experience) 

How to Apply:

Please use this link to apply via Microsoft Forms: https://forms.office.com/r/z6wKXj7aCk 

 

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