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Litigation Paralegal

Description: 

Job Description 

Domestic Violence Project

Litigation Paralegal

             

General Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Domestic Violence Project Managing Attorney and Project staff attorneys, the incumbent in this job provides a variety of services to VLAS clients whose legal problems include domestic violence. The services include interviews, investigation, document management, legal advice, representation before governmental agencies.  

 

Duties: the Paralegal will, under the supervision of the DV Project Managing Attorney and staff attorneys:

  1. Interview clients to establish facts, concerns and requests for services (may be performed in person or by telephone contact);
  2. Conduct investigations to establish facts of the case;
  3. Locate and interview witnesses;
  4. Locate, obtain, catalog, and manage documents and physical evidence;
  5. Interact with partner agencies to obtain information, services and referrals;
  1. Discuss with clients solutions and/or course of action to solve problems;
  2. Respond to client requests for information;
  3. Provide information where applicable on other agency services and benefits;
  4. Draft written documents; 
  5. Research governmental and agency regulations applicable to the case;
  6. Represent clients with claims before administrative agencies;
  7. Provide assistance to staff attorneys on case preparation; 
  8. Complete time and activity reports for funding sources;
  9. Follow VLAS case-handling procedures, including VLAS Standards for Legal Work, file maintenance procedures, and maintenance of client confidentiality;
  10. Attend and actively participate in training events and domestic violence task force meetings;
  11. Make referrals to other appropriate service providers; and
  12. Perform other duties as assigned by the Managing Attorney or attorneys in the local office where she or he works. 

 

 

Requirements: 

To Apply: 

To apply, send a cover letter, resume and references to applicationsdvlyn@vlas.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Information

Submission Deadline: 
August 1, 2019
Organization Information: 
Virginia Legal Aid Society
513 Church St
Lynchburg, VA 24504
United States
Phone: 434-528-4722