ALASKA NATIVE JUSTICE CENTER
Job Title: Family Law Paralegal
Reports To: ANJC Attorney and Director of Operations
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Pay Grade: C4
Job Type: Regular, Part-Time
General Function: The Paralegal shall provide support to the Alaska Native Justice Center (ANJC) Attorneys and advocacy staff. The Paralegal provides assistance to victims of crimes by establishing an effective means of communication and cooperation through early contact with victims, family members, and witnesses to inform them of available services and other pertinent information.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Interviewing/screening applicants for service and prospective clients.
- Acquiring significant expertise in areas of but not limited to, domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, dating violence and stalking.
- Drafting documents, pleadings, and correspondence.
- Performing legal and factual research, at and beyond basic levels.
- Providing litigation support for attorneys.
- Handling caseload with minimum 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.
- Serve as liaison between the victim/witness, law enforcement officers, investigators, attorneys, court personnel, service providers, creditors, hospital/medical facilities and staff, insurance companies, parole and probation boards, and other government, community, and private organizations.
- Other duties as may be assigned by the Supervising Attorney and/or Director of Operations.
- 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.
- High school diploma or GED.
- Three (3) years’ experience as a paralegal or legal advocate.
- 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
- Associates Degree, preferably in Paralegal Studies or related curriculum;
- Experience working in a non-profit environment
Hiring preference shall be given to eligible and qualified Alaska Native/American Indian applicants pursuant to P.L. 93-638 Indian Self Determination Act.