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Company: Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: June 8, 2024

Job Description:

The Family Law Program (FLP) Paralegal provides a wide range of legal support to the Family Law Program Managing Attorney and Staff Attorney(s). The paralegal consults with and serves survivors of intimate partner abuse and volunteer attorneys. Essential Duties and Responsibilities Education and Experience Bachelor's degree or Associate degree in the paralegal studies field or a paralegal certificate. Additionally, the applicant must have a minimum of five (5) years of paralegal/administrative experience. Knowledge and Skill Requirements Experience working with and advocating for survivors of intimate partner abuse preferred. Job Title Family Law Program (FLP) Paralegal Reports To FLP Managing Attorney Department Safe and Stable Families Supervision None Grade Salary range $50,000-$59,000 FSLA: Exempt Manages cloud-based client records on Salesforce and Dropbox platforms Liaises between the FLP attorneys, clients, and volunteer attorneys. Conducts regular check-ins with volunteers and provides volunteer support. Attends events related to family law in Fulton County. Involvement with the local Bar Association and community partners is strongly encouraged. Provides general case support to the FLP attorneys including drafting, research, preparing for trial, and document management. Additionally provides support to clients who are survivors of intimate partner abuse. Prepares and e-files pleadings; provides all aspects of litigation support for the FLP attorneys including maintaining a calendar of important deadlines and ensuring compliance with timelines Remains informed on family law legal procedures, especially with respect to the Fulton County Family Division. Identifies areas for improvement in Safe & Stable Families programming and exercises judgment as to what changes should be implemented for the FLP to function properly, professionally, and efficiently. Assists clients with the preparation of pro se pleadings, under the direction and supervision of the FLP Managing Attorney or Staff Attorney. Provides extensive support to clients through the process of filing their own pro se pleadings. Experience working with clients of diverse racial, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds preferred. Experience working in a fast-paced legal environment preferred. Excellent critical-thinking, problem-solving, and organizational skills. The capacity to manage multiple projects and assignments simultaneously, often with competing deadlines. Excellent communication skills, including ability to communicate clearly with a wide range of people to both understand, support, and convey the clients' and advocates' needs. Strong collaborative skills. Ability to derive creative solutions. Must be respectful and responsive to cultural beliefs and practices within a client's community. Attention to detail and a commitment to executing with excellence. Must be organized and be able to prioritize clients' needs effectively. Proficient with MS Office Suite. Experience using Dropbox and Salesforce is a plus. Proficiency in Spanish is a plus. Benefits AVLF provides generous fringe benefits, including paid holidays, significant time off including parental leave; health insurance, short and long term disability insurance; option to participate in healthcare FSA and dependent care FSA, law school loan reimbursement up to $500 per month (after 3-month waiting period and subject to additional terms) 401k with 5% contributed by AVLF regardless of employee contribution and Georgia Bar dues and CLE expensesCompensation details: 0 Yearly Salary PIcf0cef6749e0-5540

Keywords: Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, Atlanta , Paralegal, Legal , Atlanta, Georgia

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