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Paralegal II – UH MLP – Houston, TX

Lone Star Legal Aid

This is a Full-time position in Houston, TX posted May 7, 2021.

Lone Star legal Aid (LSLA) seeks one full time Paralegal (job # HOU ) for its Houston Branch Office.
The University of Houston Medical Legal Partnership is a partnership established to identify and address the legal needs that may be negatively affecting the health of qualifying Lone Star Circle of Care patients.
LSLA is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit law firm and its mission is to protect and advance the civil rights of low-income Texans by providing advocacy, legal representation, and community education that ensure equal access to justice.
Summary Of Responsibilities
The principle duties for this position are to conduct intake, interview applicants and clients, give advice under supervision of an Attorney; to maintain an active caseload by advising Applicants; to enter data, write letters and handle applicant communications, open and close cases promptly complying with LSLA policies; to prepare reports requested by the Attorney to whom the individual is assigned; to create educational materials and make public presentations; to participate in agency and community office outreach efforts; to attend and/or coordinate clinics or other events; to recruit, train, and/or supervise lay volunteers; and to perform, other related duties as assigned.

If bilingual, interprets and/or translates as needed.
Requirements
Minimum Education and Experience
High School Diploma or equivalent and either two years’ experience in a legal setting with client contact or a certificate from an accredited paralegal program or a minimum of 2 years of college.
Minimum Skills And Abilities
This position requires good interviewing, assessment, problem solving, and negotiating skill as well as strong communication skill; demonstrate ability to aggressively pursue the rights of the client community; and knowledge of area community service providers and agencies.

It also requires high degree of ethical and professional standards; ability to work under pressure; ability to use technology and a digital case management system; and client service orientation.

Travel may be required.

Bilingual is preferred.
Location Houston.

The successful applicant must have reliable transportation in order to travel between clinics served.
Classification Non-Exempt
Reports to Managing Attorney
Benefits
Medical Benefits
Paid Leave
Lone Star Legal Aid is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or veteran status

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