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Paralegal, Crime Victims/Domestic Violence

PROGRAM: CAMBA Legal Services, Inc. (CLS) is the legal services arm of CAMBA, Inc. CLS provides free civil legal services to low-income New Yorkers in the areas of consumer law, foreclosure prevention, immigration, housing law, and crime victims/ domestic violence assistance.  In addition to providing direct representation and providing legal advice and counsel to thousands of clients, CAMBA attorneys also engage in legislative advocacy, impact litigation in both state and federal court, provide community education and offer expert training on a wide range of issues, services that allow members of our community improve their lives. 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The person filling this position is expected, under general supervision, to: (1) research the law; (2) investigate facts; (3) prepare documents to assist attorneys; including the following: 

 

  • Assist clients in completing CAMBA intake applications and forms.
  • Conduct legal intake and assessment of client's situations and needs.
  • Maintain accurate and comprehensive document/client files including up to date case note documentation.
  • Deliver or direct delivery of legal documents to court clerk in immigration court or state court.
  • Follow up with clients and other organizations regarding client progress toward legal goals.
  • Recommend and implement strategies to persuade clients to participate fully in their own legal process.
  • Act as client liaison/advocate to coordinate with internal and external programs and agencies to make referrals and to ensure integrated services delivery regarding such matters as domestic violence, housing, immigration, consumer, foreclosure, etc.

MINIMUM EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Associate's Degree (A.A.) and two years applicable experience or Bachelor's degree (B. A. or B.S.) and/or equivalent experience. 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Prior experience working in consumer and/or immigration field preferred.
  • Prior experience working with crime victims.
  • Fluency in Spanish strongly preferred.

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