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(October 9, 2020) Legal Assistant III (Legal/Litigation Secretary)

Location: Los Angeles

Application Deadline: October 21, 2020, 4:30 pm PT

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The Legal Assistant III (Legal/Litigation Secretary) is responsible for performing a broad range of legal secretarial duties, including those pertaining to litigation and providing support to one or more attorneys.

This is a high level legal assistant position requiring the ability to work independently, perform a broad range of legal duties in support of attorneys and paralegals, and is recognized as a technical specialist. Ability to make independent decisions regarding work priorities which include interpreting data, planning of the work, refining methodologies and techniques, problem solving as well as providing recommendations. Provides guidance and performs basic research techniques and methods to adapt to changing requirements, practices and procedures within the legal environment. This position requires initiative, problem solving skills, use of sound judgment within area of responsibility, and routine handling of sensitive and privileged information. The work product or service may affect activities or the operation of other organizations.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience: Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university and six years of relevant experience in a legal setting. Completion of a legal secretarial program that required a minimum of one year of study may be substituted for one year of experience; or two years in an MWD Legal Assistant II classification.

Relevant experience includes but is not limited to: experience working with litigation documents, e-court filings, deposition vendors, court reporters, court clerks, mediators, etc.

BENEFITS & COMPENSATION

Competitive compensation

Excellent medical, dental, life, vision plans.

Deferred compensation in the form of a 401(k) plan (with matching contribution) and a 457 plan.

Retirement benefits under the California Public Employees’ Retirement System

Tuition reimbursement

Training and advancement opportunities

Excellent working environment

Public transportation reimbursements

Hub of public transportation: rail, subway, buses, and taxis

TO APPLY VISIT: 

https://careers-mwdh2o.icims.com/jobs/1498/legal-assistant-iii-%28legal-litigation-secretary%29/job

Contact: Cindy Pool jobs@mwdh20.com

(September 28, 2020) Receptionist-Client Intake Workgroup (Los Angeles)
Position: Receptionist-Client Intake Workgroup 
Location: TBD – remote until further notice 
Availability: Immediately 
Application Deadline: Continuous until position filled
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) is a nonprofit law firm that protects and advances the rights of the most underserved – leveling the playing field and ensuring that everyone can have access to the justice system. With more than 90 years of service LAFLA is the first and most experienced legal aid organization in Greater Los Angeles. LAFLA has more than 150 employees, including more than 70 attorneys, who provide free services and resources on a broad range of civil legal issues that impact health, safety, and self-sufficiency. Every year LAFLA helps more than 100,000 people find their voice, regain control of their lives, and build a brighter future. Our unique combination of neighborhood offices, self-help centers at courthouses, and domestic violence clinics puts LAFLA on the frontlines in communities at the forefront of change. LAFLA also engages in impact litigation to help enact long-term systematic change-actively collaborating with a network of public and private partners to expand access to justice, identify needs in the communities we serve, and change laws and policies that adversely affect the undeserved. For more information, please visit www.lafla.org
 
LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Receptionist-Client Intake. NOTE: This position is part of a special program created using designated funds. There is no assurance of ongoing funding or employment beyond August 2021. 
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • One (1) year minimum experience as a receptionist and demonstrated ability to function within a high volume and fast-paced environment; 
  • Excellent customer service skills;
  • Ability to handle high volume of calls;
  • Demonstrated ability to interact and communicate with individuals from diverse cultures with tact and sensitivity; 
  • Excellent computer and data entry skills;
  • Excellent oral skills; and
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred. 
BENEFITS & COMPENSATION
 
$28,608.07 to $40,755/DOE with excellent benefits  
LAFLA offers a diverse environment with competitive compensation based on comparable public interest salaries. We also offer a generous benefits package for full-time employees including medical, dental, and visitation for employees and dependents, life insurance, long-term disability and long-term care insurance, and 403(b) retirement plan. Employees may also qualify for bilingual supplements, law student loan reimbursements, and a cell phone stipend. 
 
TO APPLY:
 
Please submit a cover letter and resume online to jobs@lafla.org. Include “Receptionist-Client Intake” in the subject line.
(September 28, 2020) Paralegal-Housing & Communities Workgroup (Los Angeles)
Position: Paralegal-Housing & Communities Workgroup 
Location: South Los Angeles Community Office
Availability: Immediately 
Application Deadline: Continuous until position filled
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) is a nonprofit law firm that protects and advances the rights of the most underserved – leveling the playing field and ensuring that everyone can have access to the justice system. With more than 90 years of service LAFLA is the first and most experienced legal aid organization in Greater Los Angeles. LAFLA has more than 150 employees, including more than 70 attorneys, who provide free services and resources on a broad range of civil legal issues that impact health, safety, and self-sufficiency. Every year LAFLA helps more than 100,000 people find their voice, regain control of their lives, and build a brighter future. Our unique combination of neighborhood offices, self-help centers at courthouses, and domestic violence clinics puts LAFLA on the frontlines in communities at the forefront of change. LAFLA also engages in impact litigation to help enact long-term systematic change-actively collaborating with a network of public and private partners to expand access to justice, identify needs in the communities we serve, and change laws and policies that adversely affect the undeserved. For more information, please visit www.lafla.org
 
The Housing and Communities Workgroup prevents unfair displacement and preserves and expands affordable housing. It also defends the rights of unhoused individuals and families, and provides legal support to community-based organizations seeking to build healthy, economically communities. 
 
LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Paralegal. NOTE: This position is part of a special program created using designated funds. There is no assurance of ongoing funding or employment beyond a 12-month period. 
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • A four (4) year degree or Paralegal Certificate;
  • One (1) year relevant work experience preferred. 
  • Experience providing assistance low-income or homeless individuals, including interviewing 
  • Some knowledge of litigation and/or housing law preferred; 
  • Self-motivated, takes initiative, ability to learn quickly; 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Organized and detail-oriented; 
  • Adept in the use of technology; and 
  • Ability to be flexible in job duties. 
BENEFITS & COMPENSATION
 
$33,894.41 to $43,450.05/DOE with excellent benefits  
LAFLA offers a diverse environment with competitive compensation based on comparable public interest salaries. We also offer a generous benefits package for full-time employees including medical, dental, and visitation for employees and dependents, life insurance, long-term disability and long-term care insurance, and 403(b) retirement plan. Employees may also qualify for bilingual supplements, law student loan reimbursements, and a cell phone stipend. 
 
TO APPLY:
 
Please submit a cover letter and resume online to jobs@lafla.org. Include “Paralegal-Housing & Communities” in the subject line. 
(September 28, 2020) Legal Secretary/Sr. Legal Secretary - Right to Counsel (Stay Housed Los Angeles)
  • Position: Legal Secretary/Sr. Legal Secretary – Right to Counsel (Stay Housed Los Angeles)
    Location: South Los Angeles Community Office
    Availability: September 1, 2020
    Application Deadline: Continuous until position filled
    Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) is a nonprofit law firm that protects and advances the rights of the most underserved – leveling the playing field and ensuring that everyone can have access to the justice system. With more than 90 years of service LAFLA is the first and most experienced legal aid organization in Greater Los Angeles. LAFLA has more than 150 employees, including more than 70 attorneys, who provide free services and resources on a broad range of civil legal issues that impact health, safety, and self-sufficiency. Every year LAFLA helps more than 100,000 people find their voice, regain control of their lives, and build a brighter future. Our unique combination of neighborhood offices, self-help centers at courthouses, and domestic violence clinics puts LAFLA on the frontlines in communities at the forefront of change. LAFLA also engages in impact litigation to help enact long-term systematic change-actively collaborating with a network of public and private partners to expand access to justice, identify needs in the communities we serve, and change laws and policies that adversely affect the undeserved. For more information, please visit www.lafla.org
     
    LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Legal Secretary. NOTE: This position is part of a special program created using designated funds. There is no assurance of ongoing funding or employment beyond August 31, 2021. 
     
    QUALIFICATIONS:
    • At least one (1) years’ experience as a litigation secretary; 
    • Type 60 wpm., with excellent proofing skills, as well as being able to transcribe from dictating equipment; 
    • Must be proficient with Word, Excel, and Power Point;
    • Good written and oral communication skills; 
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently; 
    • Knowledge of civil filing procedures and deadlines; 
    • Knowledge of court e-filing procedures preferred; 
    • Ability to work collaboratively with all LAFLA staff, clients, and community organizations; and
    • Bilingual in Spanish preferred. 
    BENEFITS & COMPENSATION
     
    $33,590-$43,901/DOE with excellent benefits  
    LAFLA offers a diverse environment with competitive compensation based on comparable public interest salaries. We also offer a generous benefits package for full-time employees including medical, dental, and visitation for employees and dependents, life insurance, long-term disability and long-term care insurance, and 403(b) retirement plan. Employees may also qualify for bilingual supplements, law student loan reimbursements, and a cell phone stipend. 
     
    TO APPLY:
     
    Please submit a cover letter and resume online to jobs@lafla.org. Include “Legal Secretary-Right to Counsel” in the subject line.  
     
     
 
(September 28, 2020) Paralegal - Supporting Families Workgroup (Torture Survivors Project) (Los Angeles)
Position: Paralegal – Supporting Families Workgroup (Torture Survivors Project)
Location: TBD  
Availability: Immediately 
Application Deadline: Continuous until position filled
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) is a nonprofit law firm that protects and advances the rights of the most underserved – leveling the playing field and ensuring that everyone can have access to the justice system. With more than 90 years of service LAFLA is the first and most experienced legal aid organization in Greater Los Angeles. LAFLA has more than 150 employees, including more than 70 attorneys, who provide free services and resources on a broad range of civil legal issues that impact health, safety, and self-sufficiency. Every year LAFLA helps more than 100,000 people find their voice, regain control of their lives, and build a brighter future. Our unique combination of neighborhood offices, self-help centers at courthouses, and domestic violence clinics puts LAFLA on the frontlines in communities at the forefront of change. LAFLA also engages in impact litigation to help enact long-term systematic change-actively collaborating with a network of public and private partners to expand access to justice, identify needs in the communities we serve, and change laws and policies that adversely affect the undeserved. For more information, please visit www.lafla.org
 
LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Paralegal. NOTE: This position is part of a special program created using designated funds. There is no assurance of ongoing funding or employment beyond September 2022. 
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • A four (4( year degree or Paralegal Certificate;
  • Experience aiding indigent populations, including experience interviewing clients who have experienced trauma; 
  • Familiarity and/or knowledge of immigration law for survivors, battery and/extreme cruelty;
  • Experience working with low-income individuals, survivors of violence, immigrants and/or marginalized populations; 
  • Experience meeting grant deliverables and contributing to grant reports preferred; 
  • Self-motivated, takes initiative, ability to learn quickly; 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication;
  • Knowledge of Word and Legal Solutions; 
  • Ability to exercise sound independent judgment; 
  • Ability to be flexible in job duties; 
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with strong attention to detail; 
  • Ability to maintain positive working relationships with clients and colleagues; and
  • Excellent customer service skills;
  • Bilingual in a secondary language preferred. 
BENEFITS & COMPENSATION
 
$33,894-$41,184/DOE with excellent benefits  
LAFLA offers a diverse environment with competitive compensation based on comparable public interest salaries. We also offer a generous benefits package for full-time employees including medical, dental, and visitation for employees and dependents, life insurance, long-term disability and long-term care insurance, and 403(b) retirement plan. Employees may also qualify for bilingual supplements, law student loan reimbursements, and a cell phone stipend. 
 
TO APPLY:
 
Please submit a cover letter and resume online to jobs@lafla.org. Include “Paralegal-SFWG Torture Survivor” in the subject line.
(September 28, 2020) Legal Support Services Manager-Support Services (Los Angeles)
Position: Legal Support Services Manager-Support Services 
Location: Ron Olson Justice Center 
Availability: Immediately 
Application Deadline: Continuous until position filled
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) is a nonprofit law firm that protects and advances the rights of the most underserved – leveling the playing field and ensuring that everyone can have access to the justice system. With more than 90 years of service LAFLA is the first and most experienced legal aid organization in Greater Los Angeles. LAFLA has more than 150 employees, including more than 70 attorneys, who provide free services and resources on a broad range on civil legal issues that impact health, safety, and self-sufficiency. Every year LAFLA helps more than 100,000 people find their voice, regain control of their lives, and build a brighter future. Our unique combination of neighborhood offices, self-helps centers at courthouses, and domestic violence clinics puts LAFLA on the frontlines in communities at the forefront of change. LAFLA also engages in impact litigation to help enact long-term systematic change-actively collaborating with a network of public and private partners to expand access to justice, identify needs in the communities we serve, and change laws and policies that adversely affect the undeserved. For more information, please visit www.lafla.org
 
LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Legal Support Services Manager
 
QUALIFICTIONS:
  • High school graduate or equivalent; some college helpful;
  • A minimum of three (3) years as a litigation secretary required;  
  • One (1) year of supervisory experience required; 
  • Ability to operate and understand a variety of office tools and technology; 
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and work cooperatively with staff; 
  • Ability to effectively interact and communicate with people of diverse cultures with tact and sensitivity;
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision; 
  • Knowledge of court system, legal citations, civil litigation, legal terminology and understanding of requirements of professional responsibility; 
  • Demonstrated leadership and supervisory skills; and
  • Multilingual skills in languages and dialects of client community served by LAFLA helpful. 
BENEFITS & COMPENSATION
 
TBD/DOE with excellent benefits. 
LAFLA offers a diverse environment with competitive compensation based on comparable public interest salaries. We also offer a generous benefits package for full-time employees including medical, dental, and visitation for employees and dependents, life insurance, long-term disability and long-term care insurance, and 403(b) retirement plan. Employees may also qualify for bilingual supplements, law student loan reimbursements, and a cell phone stipend. 
 
TO APPLY:
 
Please submit a cover letter and resume online to jobs@lafla.org. Include “Legal Support Services Manager” in the subject line.