Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc.

  • Paralegal

    Job ID
    # Positions
    Alaska Native Justice Center
    Full-Time, Regular
  • Overview




    Job Title:




    Reports To:

    ICWA Lead Attorney



    FLSA Status:


    Pay Grade:


    Job Type:

    Regular, Full-Time


    General Functions:

    The Paralegal shall provide support to the Alaska Native Justice Center (ANJC) Attorneys and legal staff. The Paralegal supports and is responsible for maintaining communication and coordination of legal services with the tribes and tribal entities in Indian Child Welfare cases.


    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Interviewing/screening applicants for service and prospective clients.
    • Acquiring significant expertise in areas of Indian Child Welfare.
    • Drafting documents, pleadings, and correspondence.
    • Performing legal and factual research, at and beyond basic levels.
    • Providing litigation support for attorneys.
    • Handling caseload with minimum attorney supervision.
    • Community education, including independent presentations, providing assistance with legal clinics, and development of educational materials.
    • Developing substantial administrative advocacy capability.
    • Maintain vendor files in accordance with applicable procedures, regulations, and/or statutes to ensure completeness of documentation and the ability to locate the appropriate information.
    • Other duties as may be assigned by the Supervising Attorney.

    Job Specifications:

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including excellent phone and interviewing
    • Strong organizational and time-management
    • Openness to technical direction and willingness to contribute to planning
    • Demonstrated ability to work under
    • Strong commitment to the goals of the overall program and organization.
    • Must have strong accuracy skills with attention to detail and fact
    • Strong understanding and sensitivity to diverse cultures and lifestyles, with demonstrated experience working effectively with Alaska Native
    • Patience and tact in dealing with people under stress and/or from different cultures.
    • Ability to travel to rural areas of Alaska.
    • Strong computer literacy with experience in providing program
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal
    • Demonstrated ability to prioritize work and work-related
    • Maintain confidentiality according to regulations, policies, and procedures.

      Minimum Qualifications:

    • High school diploma or GED.
    • Five (5) years’ experience as a paralegal or legal advocate or;
    • Associates Degree, preferably in Paralegal Studies or related curriculum;
    • Valid Alaska driver’s license and insurable under CITC’s automotive insurance, which requires a driver to be at least 21 years of age; have reliable transportation and be willing/able to travel.
    • Continued employment is contingent upon a receipt of a satisfactory state and federal background

     Preferred Qualifications:

    • Associates Degree, preferably in Paralegal Studies or related curriculum;
    • Experience working in a non-profit environment

    Additional Information:

    Hiring preference shall be given to eligible and qualified Alaska Native/American Indian applicants pursuant to P.L. 93-638 Indian Self Determination Act.



    The information provided in this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by incumbents within this job.  It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and working conditions required of employees assigned to this job.  Management has sole discretion to add or modify duties of the job and to designate other functions as essential at any time.  This job description is not an employment agreement or contract.




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