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Company: American Civil Liberties Union

Location: New York City, NY

Date Posted: April 8, 2014

Source: idealist.org

April 8, 2014CAREER OPPORTUNITY Paralegal [LGLF-26] American Civil Liberties Union Foundation Racial Justice Program, NYFor more than 93 years, the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation (ACLU) has been at the forefront of virtually every major b April 8, 2014 CAREER OPPORTUNITY Paralegal [LGLF-26] American Civil Liberties Union Foundation Racial Justice Program , NY For more than 93 years, the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation (ACLU) has been at the forefront of virtually every major battle for civil liberties and equal justice in this country. Principled and nonpartisan, the ACLU has offices in all 50 states, Washington, DC and Puerto Rico, and brings together the country's largest team of public interest lawyers, lobbyists, communication strategists, members and activists in the advancement of equality, fairness, and freedom, especially for the most vulnerable in our society. The Racial Justice Program of the ACLU's National Office in New York City seeks applications for ...

April 8, 2014CAREER OPPORTUNITY Paralegal [LGLF-26] American Civil Liberties Union Foundation Racial Justice Program, NYFor more than 93 years, the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation (ACLU) has been at the forefront of virtually every major b April 8, 2014 CAREER OPPORTUNITY Paralegal [LGLF-26] American Civil Liberties Union Foundation Racial Justice Program , NY For more than 93 years, the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation (ACLU) has been at the forefront of virtually every major battle for civil liberties and equal justice in this country. Principled and nonpartisan, the ACLU has offices in all 50 states, Washington, DC and Puerto Rico, and brings together the country's largest team of public interest lawyers, lobbyists, communication strategists, members and activists in the advancement of equality, fairness, and freedom, especially for the most vulnerable in our society. The Racial Justice Program of the ACLU's National Office in New York City seeks applications for a full-time Paralegal .OVERVIEW The Racial Justice Program (RJP) attorneys and staff work on a broad range of racial justice issues, particularly in the areas of criminal justice and education. In the area of criminal justice, the program is dedicated to reducing the unwarranted and disproportionate targeting and incarceration of people of color. In the area of education, it seeks to ensure that all children have access to quality education, regardless of race or ethnicity. Specifically, RJP has filed civil challenges relating to the inadequate provision of indigent criminal and juvenile defense, racial profiling and disparate educational opportunities. The program has also advocated against the racially disproportionate imposition of incarceration and school discipline among people of color as well as economic policies which have a disproportionate impact on communities of color. The Paralegal will be an integral part of the RJP team, will attend regular staff meetings and will have the opportunity to learn about strategies for protecting the rights of communities of color.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Respond to requests for legal assistance and other inquiries in a timely manner. Utilize and maintain the intake database to respond to requests. Cite, check, edit, format, produce and serve litigation documents, including briefs, memoranda and correspondence. Draft, edit and prepare affidavits, legal documents and deposition summaries for use by attorneys; review and organize documents and maintain document file. Conduct internet and other factual research and collaborate with attorneys in preparing background memoranda on selected policy issues. Collect and analyze statistical and social science data for use in litigation and policy presentations. Provide support to attorneys with client and witness interviews. Supervise the work of legal administrative assistants and interns. Conduct trainings and participate in the performance review process for legal administrative assistants. Assist in the development and maintenance of RJP websites and other public information outlets. Serve as liaison with clients, co-counsel and partner organizations. Perform special projects and other duties as assigned by the Director and staff attorneys. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE A Bachelor's degree is required; one year of paralegal or related experience is preferred. Demonstrated interest in racial justice is preferred. Excellent writing and research skills, including internet research. Must take initiative, be highly organized, detail oriented and possess strong interpersonal and time-management skills. Able to multi-task, demonstrate grace under pressure and meet deadlines. Ability to work independently as well as within a team. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.) and experience with internet research is required. Experience with Westlaw strongly preferred. Experience with the creation and maintenance of websites, as well as the layout and posting of content is strongly preferred. Experience creating tables of contents, tables of authorities, mail merges, and creating/inserting macros. Experience supervising staff and interns. Willingness to travel. Demonstrated commitment to the ACLU's mission to defend civil rights and civil liberties. COMPENSATION The ACLU offers a generous and comprehensive compensation and benefits package, commensurate with experience and within parameters of the ACLU compensation scale.

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