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Paralegal (Lasting Solutions Family Law Program)

Description: 
Paralegal
Lasting Solutions Family Law Program

Legal Services of Eastern Missouri (Legal Services), a nonprofit law firm providing free, quality civil legal services, seeks a full-time Paralegal for its Lasting Solutions Family Law Program. Legal Services advances justice through legal representation, education, and supportive services. We partner with the community to improve lives, promote fairness, and create opportunities for those in need.   Lasting Solutions represents low-income individuals who are survivors of domestic and sexual violence in orders of protection, divorce, custody, and paternity. The Paralegal will support the work of these family law cases.   Lasting Solutions consists of an interdisciplinary team offering holistic advocacy, and is co-managed by an attorney and a social worker. The Paralegal will work in close collaboration with the attorneys, social workers, and other paralegals in Lasting Solutions to reduce domestic violence and sexual assault in our community.   Responsibilities:
  • Providing support in all aspects of family law litigation, including client communication, drafting pleadings, discovery, fact-gathering, and trial preparation
  • Managing case files from opening to closing, for both clients and those who cannot be given full representation
  • Working collaboratively with Lasting Solutions’ staff, other Legal Services programs, and community partners serving this population
Who we are: LSEM advances justice through legal representation, education, and supportive services. We partner with the community to improve lives, promote fairness and create opportunities for those in need. Since 1956, LSEM has provided high-quality civil legal assistance and equal access to justice for low-income people in 21 counties in Missouri. We accomplish our mission through systemic advocacy/impact litigation and individual case work in a wide range of substantive civil areas which are in our priorities, e.g., family law for victims of domestic violence, prevention of homelessness/housing, health, public benefits, consumer, education, disability, community economic development, and immigration. As part of our community education/outreach efforts, LSEM works with over 150 agencies and participates in over 35 task forces/coalitions and has a vibrant Volunteer Lawyers Program.
  Salary and Benefits Information: The salary range for this position is $36,250-$54,350. Specific salary offered to a candidate will be based on their experience. Excellent benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance, a generous time off policy, 403(b) and 401(a) retirement plans, long-term disability and life insurance, employee assistance plan, flexible spending account, and paid continuing education.

Submission Deadline: Applications will be considered until the position is filled.   Equal access to Legal Services of Eastern Missouri’s office is available. Those applicants requiring accommodation to the interview/application process should contact Human Resources at the e-mail hr@ lsem.org. Legal Services of Eastern Missouri is an equal opportunity employer.
Requirements: 
Qualifications:
  • High school education required; paralegal certificate or equivalent experience preferred
  • Experiences working in family law and with survivors of domestic or sexual violence preferred, but not required
  • Detail-oriented, organized, problem-solving and good communication skills
To Apply: 

How to Apply:
Upload your resume and cover letter through our online application at: https://jobapply.page.link/L8A8b. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Information

Submission Deadline: 
January 11, 2023
Organization Information: 
Legal Services of Eastern Missouri
4232 Forest Park Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63108
United States
Phone: 314-256-8758