Part-time Paralegal job – Congreso – Philadelphia, PA

Part-time Paralegal


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Philadelphia, PA


Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Inc. is currently seeking a Part-time Paralegal for their Health Promotion and Wellness Division (HPW). The part-time Civil Legal Representation (CLR) project paralegal will work 20 hours a week and be able to demonstrate expertise in providing legal assistance and support to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, and/or stalking in the Latino and immigrant communities. The qualified candidate must complete the agency’s mandatory 40 hours of training in connection with domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Candidate will also be adept at providing administrative assistance to CLR project attorney, including conducting client intakes, managing client database, case managing with attorney, preparing court documents, and monitoring referrals. Additional training on evidence-based risk factors for domestic violence and dating violence homicide is mandatory. All CLR project staff must participate fully in all project evaluations and site visits undertaken by PCADV and/or DPW.

The Paralegal will have internal contacts with the entire administrative staff and external contact with clients, community resources, and the community. This position has access to sensitive Congreso information and is expected to handle such information with integrity and professionalism. This position has regular contact with members of the community and is expected to represent Congreso in a professional manner.

The Part Time Paralegal will report directly to the CLR Project Staff Attorney and participate in department activities as necessary.

About Congreso

Congreso is a multiservice nonprofit organization whose mission is to strengthen Latino communities through social, economic, education, and health services; leadership development and advocacy. Founded in Philadelphia in 1977, Congreso has grown into a national thought leader on nonprofit performance management with an expert focus on the Latino community. Congreso is anchored by its innovative Primary Client Model (PCM™), and provides direct services to residents of the Philadelphia region while providing consult to other nonprofits and government systems nationally.

Essential Program Functions

  • Provides legal and administrative assistance to the pro bono civil attorney specializing in family law (i.e. custody, support) and limited Protection From Abuse and immigration law cases.
  • Responsible for ETO data management and maintaining CLR project hard files
  • Responsible for conducting client intakes and collecting pertinent information to relay to the attorney
  • Answering and fielding CLR project phone calls in a professional and efficient manner
  • Engages in professional communication with community partners, law enforcement, social service providers, and court personnel with whom the attorney may be working
  • Responsible for CLR project scheduling tasks (i.e. attorney meetings with clients, trainings, meetings with systems representatives)
  • Organizes community trainings with partner agencies that focus on civil family and immigration law
  • Assists attorney with implementing referral and intake system tat the start of the CLR project hat protects client confidentiality and respects attorney/client privilege
  • Creates official court document templates for long-term CLR project use
  • Assists attorney with monitoring CLR project data and submit monthly reports to PCADV
  • Engages in regular professional development as it relates to family and immigration law
  • Experience, Education, and Licensure

    Minimum Experience:

    • Familiar with Philadelphia family and dependency court proceedings.
    • Understanding of the dynamics of domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.
    • Familiar with, and sensitive to, the issues affecting the North Philadelphia/Latino Community.
    • Bilingual (Spanish/English) required.

    Minimum Education and Certificates:

    • Associates Degree or Certificate in Paralegal Services required.

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