Legal Assistant job in USA at Aid of the Bluegrass

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Employer - Legal Aid of the Bluegrass
Job title - Legal Assistant
Job Description

Summary: Legal Aid of the Bluegrass seeks a Legal Assistant for its Lexington, KY based office with a 50-year history of making a positive impact in Kentucky. The Legal Assistant supports the legal work of the assigned unit, conducts in-depth client interviews, creates legal documents for attorney review, and maintains substantive expertise in family and consumer law.
Responsibilities include:
· Interact with clients, other staff members, service providers, and court and administrative officials in a professional, appropriate, collegial, and cooperative manner. Establish and maintain relationships with clients to establish trust and obtain accurate and complete information.
· Actively participate in staff and planning meetings, task forces, and trainings if required.
· Perform basic client eligibility screening.
· Conduct in-depth client interviews.
· Prepare legal documents
· Enter data appropriately in LABG’s electronic case management system.
· Maintain time records of all work related activities and enter accurate data on a timely basis into LABG’s electronic case management system as per 45 CFR Part 1626 and per LABG’s procedures.
· Other duties as assigned
Requirements, Skill & Abilities include:
· Four-year degree from an accredited College or University or an Associate’s Degree in Paralegal or Legal Studies, or have equivalent experience (e.g. at least 5 years at Secretary II level).
· Ability to clearly and accurately communicate verbally and in writing.
· Ability to use office and computer technology, including case management and word processing software.
Legal Aid of the Bluegrass is a non-profit law firm providing civil legal assistance to nearly 220,000 low income people in 33 counties from 4 offices located in Covington, Lexington, Morehead and Ashland. Legal Aid of the Bluegrass’ legal practice is primarily in the areas of family law, domestic violence, government and VA benefits, and housing and consumer law. It has been and will continue to be the policy of Legal Aid of the Bluegrass to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We provide equal opportunity to all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, age, gender, gender expression, national origin, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected categories.
At Legal Aid of the Bluegrass, we believe that diversity and inclusion are critical to our future and our mission – creating a foundation for a creative workplace that leads to innovation, growth, and success. Through a wide variety of programs and initiatives, we invest in each employee, seeking to ensure that our people are not only respected as individuals, but also truly valued for their unique perspectives. The position is open until filled.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $19,000.00 to $30,000.00 /year
Benefits:
Other
Schedule:
Monday to Friday
Company's website:
www.lablaw.org
Work Remotely:
Temporarily due to COVID-19
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Job Location USA
Date Posted 28 Apr 2020
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