This paralegal position will focus primarily on intake but may include other responsibilities based on needs and capabilities.
Responsibilities: A paralegal hired for this position will provide support and assistance to our Hotline staff. The specific duties of this job may include, but are not limited to:
Conducting initial client screening and/or intake including entry of Pika intake information, assessment of financial eligibility and conflict status, and formulating the nature of the client’s legal problem(s).
Performing tasks related to the provision of legal services to clients under the direction and supervision of a licensed attorney.
Assisting the managing attorney in overseeing and ensuring compliance with LSC regulations and grant requirements, including reporting.
Monitoring and preparing requests for office supplies and outreach materials.
Assisting in the orientation and training of new staff and volunteers.
Working with other agencies to help clients with referrals to Iowa Legal Aid and partner agencies for appropriate legal services.
Providing support to staff and volunteer attorneys, including helping with clerical work (scanning, copying, typing, filing, processing incoming and outgoing mail, etc.).
Assisting in the management of our case management systems.
Performing other tasks as assigned by supervisor.
Qualifications: Candidates must have an associate’s or bachelor’s degree, or equivalent paralegal experience. A paralegal degree, equivalent coursework, or recent work experience as a paralegal is preferred but not required.
Additional Salary Information: Entry level salary is $31,925. Non-entry level salaries are dependent on experience. Excellent fringe benefits.
Internal Number: PAR HOT-21
About Iowa Legal Aid
Founded in 1977, Iowa Legal Aid serves eligible clients in all 99 Iowa counties through our ten regional offices. For over forty years, we have provided hope, dignity and justice to low-income people, seniors, veterans, farmworkers, and other vulnerable groups through direct legal services and community education. Our primary practice areas include public benefits, housing, health care, domestic violence & family, education, employment, individual rights, consumer protection, and collateral consequences. More information about Iowa Legal Aid can be found at www.iowalegalaid.org and www.iowalegalaidfoundation.org.