Family Law Paralegal - Philadelphia

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Family Law Paralegal
Full-Time Position

Philadelphia Legal Assistance (PLA) seeks to immediately hire a full-time paralegal for its Family Law Unit. PLA is a non-profit legal services organization primarily funded by the Legal Services Corporation. PLA views the practice of family law to be an integral part of the war on poverty and family violence.  This includes taking a wide variety and complex mix of family law cases, including child custody, child and spousal support, protection from abuse and divorce. The family law practice at PLA is trauma informed and focuses on alleviating the impact of interpersonal family violence.

In collaboration with Women Against Abuse, HIAS PA and SEAMAAC, PLA has received Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funding for a paralegal to assist victims of crime including domestic violence and sexual assault in custody and divorce matters. This assistance includes client interview, pleading preparation, litigation coordination, and other routine paralegal duties. The family law paralegal will also perform intake, outreach and community education to various client and advocate groups throughout Philadelphia, and work with the Family Law Unit team.

QUALIFICATIONS:

College graduate preferred. Commitment to family violence issues preferred.  Ability to interact well with people experiencing trauma and stress, handle emotional issues and to work in a fast-paced environment. Prior work experience at a public interest law firm or in the area of family law preferred but not necessary. Bilingual in Spanish, Chinese or another language preferred but not required.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

Salary is commensurate with years of experience and is comparable to other public interest paralegal salaries. Full health coverage and other benefits.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Philadelphia Legal Assistance is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should forward a resume and cover letter via electronic mail to work@philalegal.org.

Application deadline is April 13, 2018. However, the position will remain open until filled and applications will be accepted until that time.