Employment Opportunities

INTAKE PARALEGAL | Senior Law Unit

The Senior Law Unit at COAST TO COAST LEGAL AID OF SOUTH FLORIDA has a position available for a full-time INTAKE PARALEGAL to work with its senior citizen applicants. This unit provides legal counseling and/or representation to Broward County residents who are 60 years of age or older in various areas, such as, Housing, Health and Public Benefits, Consumer, Naturalization, Abuse and Exploitation matters.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Screen applicants for eligibility using CCLA’s case management system– in person and by telephone
  • Conduct client interviews
  • Data entry, including scanning file documents into CCLA’s case management system
  • Work in coordination with other intake paralegals to fulfill day-to-day intake responsibilities
  • Frequent communication with applicants– in person, on the phone, and via e-mail
  • Prepare/draft correspondence to clients
  • Provide general administrative support
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • Associate Degree preferred
  • 3-5 years of Data entry experience
  • 3-5 years of legal experience highly desirable
  • Ability to work with web-based applications
  • Strong computer skills, proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Excel
  • Knowledge of the court system
  • Must have the ability to multitask, work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to type 35 wpm
  • Professional demeanor and client-oriented focus
  • Excellent organizational and strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent telephone skills an detail-oriented
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Bi-lingual (Spanish and English) preferred but not required. Non-smoker. Salary D.O.E. plus excellent fringe benefits. Submit resume to CCLAemployment@legalaid.org by 11/27/19. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

VICTIM RIGHTS PARALEGAL FOR VICTIMS OF INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE 

Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida, Inc. is looking for a Paralegal to work on a new project providing victims of intimate partner violence with access to legal representation to assert and seek enforcement of their civil rights in criminal cases, including appellate proceedings. The Paralegal will work under the direct supervision of the Attorney to whom assigned as she/he/they provide civil legal services to victims of domestic and intimate partner violence in her/his/their abuser’s related criminal cases. The Paralegal will become familiar with the law and dynamics of intimate partner violence. The Paralegal will assist with all phases of case work, including interviewing clients, discovery, investigations, drafting pleadings, and legal research. The Paralegal will comply with all program requirements, including efficient case management, completion of timely reports, professional development and all mandated trainings. Bilingual (Spanish/English/Creole) preferred. EOE. Email resume to patricepaldino@legalaid.org.


VICTIM RIGHTS ATTORNEY FOR VICTIMS OF INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE 

Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida, Inc. is looking for a hardworking, compassionate Attorney for a new project providing victims of intimate partner violence with access to legal representation to assert and seek enforcement of their civil rights in criminal cases, including appellate proceedings.  Criminal law experience is preferred for this entry level position.  Florida Bar membership required.  

The Attorney will also conduct outreach and trainings throughout the community. The Attorney will become skilled regarding the applicable laws and dynamics of intimate partner violence. The Attorney must comply with all program requirements, including efficient case management, completion of timely grant reports and all mandated trainings. Bilingual (Spanish/English/Creole) preferred.  EOE. Email resume to patricepaldino@legalaid.org.