Legal Worker

October 21, 2019

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November 21, 2019

Description 

The Legal Worker will provide administrative, programmatic, and paralegal assistance as part of case/project teams in the Legal Department. Legal Workers are supervised day-to-day by staff attorneys but report directly to the Deputy Legal Director (DLD). 

Responsibilities 

  • Maintain electronic case files (and hard copies where necessary) and track, calendar, and notify legal team of litigation deadlines
  • Assist with preparing (including cite-checking, blue-booking, and generating tables), filing (including relevant ECF), and serving a variety of legal documents
  • Develop, maintain, and regularly update case pages on the Center for Constitutional Rights website
  • Consistently update and manage information regarding cases/projects, client(s), and attorney(s)
  • Provide administrative support, including but not limited to scheduling meetings and conference calls, taking notes, and making travel arrangements where necessary
  • Assist with other legal tasks, including drafting correspondence, conducting factual research, and discovery
  • Work with legal and advocacy staff on advocacy projects and efforts
  • In coordination with attorneys and fellows, work with and supervise student interns and volunteers as appropriate
  • Communicate and coordinate with clients, court personnel, co-counsel, partner organizations, etc.
  • Provide necessary information to other departments, as requested
  • Make and coordinate vendor arrangements as applicable (including interpretation/translation, court services/court reporters, printing/mailing, etc.)
  • Possibly travel domestically or internationally to meet with clients, allies, donors, etc.
  • Maintain extranet site and various listservs related to assigned cases/projects/issue areas, as applicable
  • Engage in trainings and professional development opportunities as appropriate
  • Participate in departmental and organizational planning and organization-wide committees and carry out work assigned
  • Other related work as assigned by the staff attorneys, DLD or the Legal Director

Qualifications 

  • Minimum of two (2) years of related experience required; paralegal training or experience in the legal field a plus
  • Proficiency in Spanish a plus
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills, including proven ability to efficiently manage multiple tasks and priorities under tight deadlines and in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, including ability to anticipate problems and use judgement appropriately to plan solutions
  • Excellent attention to detail with a high level of accuracy
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communications
  • Strong digital skills, with proficiency in MS Office, Adobe, and Google applications
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team
  • Professionalism, initiative, and personal responsibility
  • Integrity, grace under pressure, and a sense of humor
  • Multi-cultural competence and comfort – ability to work with a diverse team and to work across differences at all levels
  • Comfort working in a progressive legal and advocacy environment
  • A belief in the mission of the Center for Constitutional Rights

Compensation 

Salary is commensurate with experience and subject to union collective bargaining agreement. The salary range for the position is $62,031 to $81,115.

Benefits include employer contribution to 401K plan and flexible spending account, vacation, sick leave, and holidays, and 100 percent organization-paid health benefits including medical, dental, life, and short- and long-term disability insurance. 

Contact 

Qualified candidates should visit https://ccrjustice.wufoo.com/forms/legal-worker/ to submit an online application. Applicants will be asked to submit a resume, cover letter, and three writing samples. No phone calls please.

CCR IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER AND ACTIVELY RECRUITS WOMEN, PEOPLE OF COLOR, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, AND LGBTQIA+ AND GENDER NON-CONFORMING PEOPLE.

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Updated: October 21, 2019