Consumer Paralegal

Paralegal/Legal Assistant
Inland Counties Legal Services
EXCELLENT BENEFITS! Inland Counties Legal Services, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that has been providing legal services to low-income persons residing in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties for more than 60 years. ICLS targets services to seniors in the greatest social or economic need. Legal services are provided by attorneys, or paralegals under the direct supervision of an attorney. Services include advice and counsel, limited action (includes negotiations and preparation of legal documents), as well as direct representation before administrative law and civil courts. Legal assistance is provided in areas including housing, family, consumer/civil, public benefits, elder abuse, citizenship clinics, bankruptcies (selected), healthcare access, and domestic violence.
Description

Job Title:                                 Consumer Paralegal I, II

FLSA Classification:             No n – Exempt

Reports To:                            Practice Group Director

Supervises:                             N/A

Compensation:                    $24.00 – $42.00 Hourly

Inland Counties Legal Services is seeking a Consumer Paralegal to join our Consumer Team in San Bernardino and Riverside. Inland Counties Legal Services, Inc. is a nonprofit organization providing legal services to low-income persons residing in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. ICLS provides services to seniors and those in the greatest social or economic need. Legal services are provided by attorneys, or paralegals under the direct supervision of an attorney. Levels of service include advice and counsel, limited action (includes negotiations and preparation of legal documents), as well as direct representation before administrative law and civil courts. ICLS provides legal assistance in a variety of areas of law, the nine practice groups are: Outreach, Consumer, Housing, Family Law, Immigration, Systemic and Impact, Health Law and Public Benefits, Tax and Bankruptcy, and Education. Visit our website at www.inlandlegal.org for more information.

Overview of Position

We are seeking a Consumer Paralegal to join our Consumer Law practice group. Specific areas within the Consumer Group include: debt collection defense, auto fraud, real estate fraud, unfair and deceptive acts and practices, and financial elder abuse. Currently there is a focus on consumer debt defense and solar/efficiency home loans known as PACE.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Interviews applicants and clients
  • Conducts telephone intake
  • Case Investigation
  • Advocacy skills to represent clients in administrative matters
  • Research complex case related issues
  • Participate in community outreach events and legal workshops/clinics
  • Provide legal advice under supervision of
  • Ability to be flexible to adapt and act quickly when urgent matters as required
  • Prepare legal pleadings
  • Have familiarity with State court local rules and forms
  • Calendar specific due dates and hearings
  • Ability to file documents with the court e. Electronic filing, fax filing

Desired Education, Skills, and Experience

  • 4-year degree or paralegal certificate
  • Ability to understand the objectives of poverty law
  • Prior work experience paid or volunteer, in legal service office serving low-income clients is considered an asset for employment.
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in related field
  • Strong written, verbal and interviewing skills
  • Excellent Interpersonal Skills
  • Ability to work and collaborate with a team
  • Patient and flexible