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).
- 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
- 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
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.
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.