Paralegal II

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid’s (“TRLA”) Legal Aid for Sexual Assault Survivors (LASSA) Project seeks paralegals to provide support to attorneys providing civil legal services to survivors of sexual assault in the following Texas regions:
● Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Area
● West Texas
● Rio Grande Valley
● Corpus Christi
● San Antonio
● Laredo
DUTIES:
The candidate must be self-directed, empathetic, and motivated.  Among other duties, the paralegal will:
● Conduct intakes and interview clients
● Assist counsel on case work, as requested
● Communicate with clients and other attorneys, as requested
● Contribute to collaboration with community partners
● Assist in coordinating and supporting civil legal services
REQUIRED:
• Bilingual in English and Spanish.
• Possess verbal, reading and writing skills
PREFERRED:
● Dedication to and experience in serving low-income populations
● Experience working with survivors of trauma
● Experience coordinating projects
● Family, Employment, and/or Immigration law experience
● Experience as a social worker/community advocate
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JOB DESCRIPTION:  PARALEGAL II
 The primary duties and activities of a Paralegal II may include the following and any other case-related activities and duties consistent with assisting attorneys in the practice of law:
 Conduct eligibility and substantive interviews in person and by telephone, which interviews may at times take place outside the regular office setting;
 Provide basic information and referrals to applicants, including those ineligible for services;
 Interview clients and witnesses;
 Conduct follow-up of assigned cases, including investigating facts and researching law;
 Serve process and subpoenas;
 Prepare legal documents; Oversee legal clinics;
 Notarize legal documents;
 Attend and participate in community group meetings and educational forums to conduct intake and make community legal education presentations;
 Prepare legal educational materials;
 Translate;
 Maintain accurate and complete client files and administrative records, including data entry into client database and other requirements;
 Prepare administrative reports required by TRLA;
 Any other duties required by the branch or team manager.
Qualifications:
 1. Bilingual in English and Spanish.
2. Possess verbal, reading and writing skills