Paralegal (Foreclosure Defense)
Legal Services of New Jersey, an Edison-based non-profit that provides free civil legal assistance to low-income New Jerseyans, has an immediate opening for a paralegal to support intake and litigation in its statewide Foreclosure Defense Project, which provides essential legal representation to low-income homeowners seeking to keep their homes.
LSNJ offers a positive workplace among colleagues who enjoy and are passionate about their work. We encourage a supportive, team work environment, with work-life balance. Benefits include comprehensive health and retirement plans and in-house trainings.
The position requires excellent analytical, writing and communication skills, and a minimum of a four-year undergraduate degree. The ideal candidate will have strong experience supporting litigation, including all forms of discovery, drafting pleadings, motions and class actions, as well as experience with foreclosure procedures and consumer law. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply even if they do not have all of the experience listed above. Also valued are Spanish-speaking ability and prior relevant experience assisting low-income people.
To be considered please email a resume and cover letter detailing your experience with the required skills outlined your salary requirements, and two recent writing samples (of a legal nature, if available). Indicate whether fluent or proficient in reading, writing and speaking Spanish. EOE. Send all information to firstname.lastname@example.org.