Paralegal

Child Justice, Inc.

Location

Silver Spring, MD

Category

Paralegal

Posted

March 4, 2022

Type

Full-Time

Description/Duties

The Paralegal will work under the supervision of attorneys to provide legal services to CJI clients in protective order and complex family law matters. The Paralegal may assist with intake, document gathering and review, client interviews and follow-up contacts, case document management, legal research and will work as part of a litigation team. The successful candidate must be able to independently perform case file reviews, communicate with clients, gather and summarize information/documents provided by clients and witnesses, update case files and data management systems, and provide litigation support from client intake through post-trial actions. The Paralegal will also assist CJI clients with accessing resources for non-litigation needs, as appropriate.

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Skills/Qualifications

  1. Must have a Bachelor’s degree or a combination of an Associate’s degree, paralegal certificate and/or demonstrated skills in case management, litigation preparation, writing, research and communication.
  2. One year paralegal certificate from ABA approved program is preferred.
  3. Experience working in a family law practice or legal services program serving victims of interpersonal violence is preferred.
  4. Must have a commitment to providing excellent legal services for non-offending protective parents and victims of interpersonal violence. Must understand the issues facing protective parents and victims of interpersonal violence in the Maryland courts.
  5. Experience working with survivors of interpersonal violence and/or child abuse is preferred.
  6. Must have excellent written and oral communications skills. Must be fluent in English.
  7. Must have a demonstrated ability to handle multiple professional projects, and to prioritize workload and assignments.
  8. Must have ability to maintain work deadlines and follow directions.
  9. Must have strong interpersonal skills and excellent judgment. Must be empathic, creative and people oriented.
  10. Must be flexible and a team player.
  11. Must have proficient knowledge of basic computer operations and Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint), Adobe Pro, DropBox, MDEC and Outlook, as well as general office equipment. Experience with CLIO or other case management systems is preferred.
  12. Must complete tasks promptly and thoroughly without close supervision.
  13. Must have reliable transportation, including a driver’s license and insurance, if applicable, and the ability to attend in-person court hearings throughout the state of Maryland.
  14. Ability to bend and lift up to twenty (20) pounds.

Compensation

Beginning salary is $50,000.00 to $60,000.00 annually but may be higher depending on experience.  After three (3) months of successful employment, employee will receive reimbursement for medical insurance up to $5,300.00 per year for an individual and up to $10,700.00 for a family through the Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangement (QSEHRA), short and long-term disability insurance, basic life insurance including accidental death and dismemberment, 401K retirement savings plan for employee contributions, four (4) weeks paid vacation and one (1) week sick leave. Job-related travel mileage will be reimbursed and as well as up to $90.00 per month for cell phone usage.

How To Apply

Interested candidates should send, cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three (3) professional references to:

Luanne P. McKenna, Esq.

Deputy Legal Director

Child Justice, Inc.

8850 Columbia 100 Parkway

Suite 302

Columbia, Maryland 21045

Luanne.McKenna@Child-Justice.Org

Candidates meeting the minimum qualifications may be contacted for a telephone and/or Zoom interview.

Child Justice is committed to equal opportunity and qualified applicants from all backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and identities are encouraged to apply.