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Legal Studies Experience On Your Resume

Some job postings listed through the Legal Studies program office encourage five or more years of experience in the legal field as a requisite for applying for the job opening. Do not let this prevent you from applying for the job. If you have any experience to share, including experience as a legal secretary or even as an intern, be sure to list your experience on your resume and apply for the job: Use your education and practical experience with the Legal Studies Office as a focus on your resume.

If you would like to have your resume reviewed prior to submitting it for a job position, please contact the Legal Studies office, 477-2205, or the Office of Career Development, 477-2163.

*** CURRENT JOB POSTINGS May 1-31, 2018 ***
(updated: May 31, 2019)

Paralegal - Wilmington, DE

POSITION TITLE: Paralegal VOCA ELP and MLP - Full-time Employee (35 hours/week)
LOCATION: Delaware Statewide Responsibilities – with flexibility about which county to serve as home office.
REPORTS TO: ELP and MLP Staff Attorneys
SALARY: Depending on experience; excellent benefits.
POSITION: Paralegal to support Elder Law Program and Medical Legal Partnership (Victims of Crime Act- Assistance Programs)
DATE OF POSTING: April 10, 2019

CLASI provides free legal representation to people with disabilities, people age 60 or over, people with low incomes, and victims of crime and discrimination to help our clients obtain shelter, income and other government benefits, educational services, medical services, orders of protection from abuse, legal immigration status and other civil legal remedies. Under the supervision of the staff attorneys in the MLP and ELP, the paralegal will assist clients primarily in Kent and Sussex Counties for the ELP, and primarily in New Castle County for the MLP. The applicant for this position must be able to interact effectively with and be sensitive to the special needs of CLASI clients, including people who are elderly, individuals with physical and mental disabilities and their families, people with low incomes, people who speak Spanish, and victims of crime.

Duties
  • Interview clients, determine eligibility for services, and conduct factual investigations and preliminary merit assessments throughout the state, and in law enforcement or criminal justice system settings, institutions, nursing homes, and domestic violence shelters.
  • Under supervision of attorney, represent clients in meetings and administrative hearings when appropriate.
  • Perform legal research and writing.
  • Draft correspondence and other documents under the supervision of an attorney.
  • Provide social service assistance to clients as needed.
  • Participate in statewide and local community groups and councils, including those that meet at night and/or on weekends, as necessary.
  • Manage and organize applicant and client information using forms and computerized data system; assist with the collection, preparation and presentation of data and analysis.
  • Submit timely timekeeping and other reports.
  • Travel as directed to see clients and participate in work-related activities.
  • Become and remain well-informed regarding basic legal principles applicable to area(s) of practice, attending training conferences as needed or requested by supervising attorney(s).
  • Willingness and ability to perform some duties in non-traditional settings, including but not limited to holding office hours to meet with clients on-site at shelters, law enforcement agencies, in the criminal justice system, or in other victim-serving settings.
  • Interpret and/or translate for other CLASI staff, as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, orally and in writing, required.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in Spanish, orally and in writing, preferred.
  • Paralegal certificate and/or paralegal experience preferred.
  • College degree preferred.
  • Sensitivity to the special problems of CLASI clients, including people with low incomes, people with disabilities, members of minority groups, people aged 60 and over, and those born in other countries.
  • Ability and willingness to make effective public presentations.
  • Ability to organize and maintain detailed information.
  • Ability to travel across the state routinely and to work evenings and weekends occasionally as needed for out-of-office training sessions, agency-related meetings, and community education presentations.
  • Ability to travel to and attend overnight conferences throughout the United States.
  • Ability to apply modern technology to the performance of legal work and tasks.
  • Ability to organize work and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines.
  • Flexibility, including willingness to work in any of CLASI’s areas of practice as needed.

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to Laura Graham at [email protected]

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Paralegal - Wilmington DE

POSITION TITLE: Paralegal VOCA ELP and MLP - Full-time Employee (35 hours/week)
LOCATION: Delaware Statewide Responsibilities -with flexibility about which county to serve as home office.
REPORTS TO: ELP and MLP Staff Attorneys.
SALARY: Depending on experience; excellent benefits.
POSITION: Paralegal to support Elder Law Program and Medical Legal Partnership (Victims of Crime Act- Assistance Programs)
DATE OF POSTING: April 10, 2019

CLASI provides free legal representation to people with disabilities, people age 60 or over, people with low incomes, and victims of crime and discrimination to help our clients obtain shelter, income and other government benefits, educational services, medical services, orders of protection from abuse, legal immigration status and other civil legal remedies. Under the supervision of the staff attorneys in the MLP and ELP, the paralegal will assist clients primarily in Kent and Sussex Counties for the ELP, and primarily in New Castle County for the MLP. The applicant for this position must be able to interact effectively with and be sensitive to the special needs of CLASI clients, including people who are elderly, individuals with physical and mental disabilities and their families, people with low incomes, people who speak Spanish, and victims of crime.

Duties
  • Interview clients, determine eligibility for services, and conduct factual investigations and preliminary merit assessments throughout the state, and in Jaw enforcement or criminal justice system settings, institutions, nursing homes, and domestic violence shelters.
  • Under supervision of attorney, represent clients in meetings and administrative hearings when appropriate.
  • Perform legal research and writing.
  • Draft correspondence and other documents under the supervision of an attorney.
  • Provide social service assistance to clients as needed.
  • Participate in statewide and local community groups and councils, including those that meet at night and/or on weekends, as necessary.
  • Manage and organize applicant and client information using forms and computerized data system; assist with the collection, preparation and presentation of data and analysis.
  • Submit timely timekeeping and other reports.
  • Travel as directed to see clients and participate in work-related activities.
  • Become and remain well-informed regarding basic legal principles applicable to area(s) of practice, attending training conferences as needed or requested by supervising attorney(s).
  • Willingness and ability to perform some duties in non-traditional settings, including but not limited to holding office hours to meet with clients on-site at shelters, law enforcement agencies, in the criminal justice system, or in other victim-serving settings.
  • Interpret and/or translate for other CLAS! staff, as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, orally and in writing, required.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in Spanish, orally and in writing, preferred.
  • Paralegal certificate and/or paralegal experience preferred.
  • College degree preferred.
  • Sensitivity to the special problems of CLASI clients, including people with low incomes, people with disabilities, members of minority groups, people aged 60 and over, and those born in other countries.
  • Ability and willingness to make effective public presentations.
  • Ability to organize and maintain detailed information.
  • Ability to travel across the state routinely and to work evenings and weekends occasionally as needed for out-of-office training sessions, agency-related meetings, and community education presentations.
  • Ability to travel to and attend overnight conferences throughout the United States.
  • Ability to apply modem technology to the performance of legal work and tasks.
  • Ability to organize work and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines.
  • Flexibility, including willingness to work in any of CLASl 's areas of practice as needed.

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to Laura Graham at [email protected]

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Widener University Delaware Law School makes no representation or guarantee about positions listed and is not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions or other aspects of employment. It is each individual’s responsibility to thoroughly research the integrity of each organization to which he or she is applying. As with any job posting/public forum, the applicant should take all care and caution and exercise due diligence when applying for or accepting any position.