Homeless Veterans Project
Inner City Law Center (ICLC) is a nonprofit law firm on Skid Row in Downtown Los Angeles. We are looking for extraordinary people to help us end homelessness in Los Angeles. Founded on the fundamental principle that every person should always be treated with dignity and respect, ICLC fights for justice for low-income tenants, working-poor families, people experiencing homelessness, people living with HIV/AIDS, people with disabilities, and homeless veterans.
Position Description: ICLC is searching for a talented, full-time Paralegal for our Homeless Veterans Project, which provides free legal representation to military veterans who are experiencing homelessness and have disabilities. The Paralegal will work under the supervision of ICLC attorneys and will play a key role in advocating for our clients to ensure they get critical income-support benefits and access to compensation, healthcare, and housing.
Position Duties: The Paralegal will support attorneys in VA benefits, discharge upgrade, and traffic ticket cases, including: scheduling and meeting with clients for intake and follow-ups; locating and obtaining documentation for cases, including government records; reviewing voluminous records to identify legal issues; conducting legal and historical research; managing deadlines; preparing and sending submissions to government agencies; interacting with government agencies and other organizations; completing legal forms; maintaining case files and documents; assisting attorneys in preparing for hearings; and assisting with administrative duties. The paralegal may also be called upon for factual development and other research assignments. Other duties may be assigned.
Hiring Criteria: Commitment to ICLC’s mission and values. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Organized and detail-oriented. Ability to interact with a wide range of clients, including trauma survivors. Ability to assume responsibility quickly and independently manage varied responsibilities. Ability to use good judgment, multitask, and meet deadlines. Experience with Outlook and the Microsoft Office Suite. Ability to learn and utilize databases, software, and case management systems. Veteran status a plus.
Compensation: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits.
How to Apply: Cover letters and resumes are reviewed upon receipt and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please upload your resume and cover letter detailing interest in the position directly to our website at www.innercitylaw.org/join-our-team.