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Posted by: Christa Ring - 8/30/2018
Job Expires: 10/15/2018
Paralegal-Housing-Universal Access Project, Yonkers, NY

BI-LINGUAL PARALEGAL-Yonkers, NY

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley

 

http://www.lshv.org

Date Posted: 8/30/18

Job Type: Paralegal
Schedule Type: Full-Time

 

Overview

For more than 50 years, Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV) has been providing free, high-quality legal counsel in civil matters when basic human needs are at stake including: eviction and foreclosure prevention, domestic violence, disability, elder law, healthcare, consumer fraud and more.  Our services support almost 600,000 poor and low-income families and individuals who cannot afford an attorney in our seven-county service area.  With the gap separating those who can and cannot afford legal representation widening each day, we work to ensure that everyone has equal access to justice, regardless of their ability to pay.  As the only provider of comprehensive civil legal services in the lower and mid-Hudson Valley (Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, Orange, Ulster and Sullivan), LSHV is proud to have handled almost 15,000 cases impacting more than 34,000 household members including 13,000 children last year. LSHV has nine offices, a staff of 135, including 80 attorneys and 27 paralegals.

Job Description

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV) has a paralegal opening in our Yonkers office. The position is a support position to staff attorneys representing clients in housing matters in Yonkers City Court as part of an exciting Universal Access Pilot Project. 

The duties include screening, intake, provision of technical, legal, investigative and research support, including writing. Provision of legal advice and some case handling under the supervision of an attorney may be required.  The person hired will also be expected to adhere to program and case handling standards, funder requirements, and the highest professional standards.  Furthermore, the ability to travel to various outreach locations in Westchester County is also expected.

Requirements:

  • Associates Degree;
  • English/Spanish bilingual;
  • Experience and competency with Microsoft Office environment (Word, Excel, Outlook etc.) and ability to input data efficiently into database;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Driver's license and transportation (e.g. car).

Preferred:

  • Four year degree
  • Paralegal Certificate
  • Demonstrated commitment to serving low-income persons with prior experience in legal services or similar program;

Salary: Competitive union scale, with excellent benefits.

Please apply at our Career Center by following this link, and include resume, cover letter writing sample and three references:

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley- Paralegal- Universal Access, Yonkers, NY

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that celebrates our employees' differences.  Applicants of diverse race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability and veteran status, are strongly encouraged to apply.  Our differences make us better 
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