The Program Coordinator II/ Camden Law Clinic is the primary point of contact for initial inquiries for legal services for the Camden Law Clinic, an in-house public interest law firm operated by Rutgers Law in Camden. The position performs paralegal and administrative duties for the attorneys working and teaching in the Clinic. The position works closely with other administrative staff and students to ensure timely and effective management of all case-related and administrative functions. This position will assist in many case-related activities including receiving requests for services from the public; performing intake and communicating with attroneys regarding requests for assistance; and following up with callers to notify them of the status of the request for services and/or make appropriate referrals. The position provides case-related support, including assistance with documentation preparation and filing, assistance with mailings, file maintenance and correspondence. The position will also enter data into and maintain the case management system used by the Clinic. The position will conduct basic research, screen cases for internal conflicts, and collect and maintain information about community agencies and other legal service providers. The position will also assist in the creation of program related materials and reports for grants and handle expense reports and reimbursements. The position must maintain familiarity with court rules and legal process.
Minimum Education and Experience:
A bachelor's degree and 3 years experience or an equivalent combination of related education and experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Excellent written and oral communication skills. Timeliness, excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. Proficiency with Office Window Suite and competent in the use of excel spreadsheets. Familiarity with case management systems such as CLIO. Demonstrated time management, interpersonal and problem-solving skills. Ability to work in a fast-paced, team environment. Must be flexible to accommodate changes and updates as they arise. Spanish fluency including legal terminology.
Microsoft Office Suite including Excel; Google applications; CLIO case management system.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Frequent and intensive phone calls and emailing. Ability to lift, pull, and push up to 50 pounds without assistance.
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