Legal Aid of San Bernardino (LASSB) has an immediate, full-time position for a Paralegal. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to serving disadvantaged populations and we will give preference to candidates who have knowledge of poverty law and experience providing services to low-income individuals.
Legal Aid Society of San Bernardino is a 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization that was founded in 1958 for the purpose of providing civil legal services to the indigent and needy. Since its formation, LASSB has continually provided free legal services to the needy to protect their rights and assist them in remedying problems which affect their daily lives. We provide free legal services throughout the vast county of San Bernardino. Our organization advocates for the rights of those who are low income, and we believe the right team with a powerful vision can change how society contributes to their success.
Interview prospective clients and complete intake and closing letters
Assist with document preparation such as unlawful detainer answers, fee waivers, discovery, conservatorships of the person, guardianships of the person and elder abuse restraining order applications, preparation of all Judicial Council forms and filings with court including Petitions, Responses, Request for Orders, Declarations, Subpoenas, and Judgments.
Maintain confidentiality and preserve and protect privileged communications
Assist attorneys with e-filing, file organization and communication with clients
Attend trainings, community meetings, community education events and community workshops
Develop positive relationships with clients, co-workers and community partners
Using LegalServer, Lawyaw and other programs, collect and maintain data required under the specific grant
Four (4) year college degree or Paralegal Certificate from an ABA accredited school
1-year relevant legal experience
Knowledge of legal terminology and legal document management
Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal service
Effective oral and written communication skills
Accurate typing skills with the ability to type 60 WPM
Previous calendaring experience
Ability to be flexible to adapt and act quickly when urgent matters require it
Self-motivated, takes initiative, ability to learn quickly
Language: Ability to read, write and communicate in English and Spanish
Passion for LASSB’s mission & serving those in need
Job Type: Full-time
LASSB thrives on our diversity and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a culturally diverse workplace and strongly encourage women, persons of color, LGBTQ individuals, veterans, persons with disabilities, and persons from other underrepresented groups to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please email the following to our firstname.lastname@example.org(1) cover letter (no page limit), (2) resume, (3) references, and (4) writing sample.