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Civil Survival Seeks Legal Assistant
August 24, 2023 | Alison Pagan

The Legal Assistant will work under the direction of the attorney assigned to the case but will generally be supervised by a Senior Attorney. The legal assistant will work on a team of 12, which includes seven staff attorneys, two senior attorneys, and three legal assistants. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with the client management system, including tracking service requests, client intakes, case management, and conflict check searches;
  • Supporting the legal team in staying organized, including tracking tasks in project management systems and organizing electronic casefiles;
  • Filing pleadings in municipal, district, and superior courts while ensuring proper service to all parties;
  • Researching court filing rules and processes;
  • Communicating with clients and other parties, as necessary, whether in-person, through email, or via phone/zoom, to assess legal needs, or otherwise gather information to assist in representation;
  • Obtaining court records information through online court portals, including the Judicial Information System and Judicial Access Browser System;
  • Coordinating with clients to collect other case documents that will be utilized in representation;
  • Filing public disclosure requests for documents related to legal representation;
  • Generating and sharing criminal history summaries with individuals interested in reentry legal relief;
  • Working collaboratively with colleagues;
  • Assisting with special projects and other clerical duties related to litigation and policy advocacy work within the organization; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

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