The Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School (LSC) seeks to hire a Veterans Intake & Pro Bono Paralegal to work in the Veterans Legal Clinic. The Clinic—through which Harvard Law students receive hands-on lawyering opportunities—provides direct legal representation to low-income disabled veterans and their families. The Clinic maintains a diverse docket of cases, including appeals involving federal and state veterans benefits, discharge upgrade and correction of military records cases, and estate planning matters. The Clinic practices before agencies, in state and federal court, and before Department of Defense tribunals. Many of the Clinic's cases raise cutting-edge issues involving the rights of disabled veterans.
The Veterans Intake & Pro Bono Paralegal will work closely with clients and Clinic attorneys and will have various responsibilities, including conducting initial client intake phone calls and meetings; screening cases for eligibility; gathering and organizing client documents; maintaining case files; liaising with pro bono attorneys, referral organizations, and other third parties; helping to manage the Clinic's docket; maintaining the Clinic's case management system; contributing to community outreach and engagement efforts; and providing administrative support in other respects to the Clinic's mission. The position represents a unique opportunity to join Harvard Law School's clinical program, to work in a dynamic public interest and clinical teaching law office, to serve the veterans community, and to develop administrative and advocacy skills. Salary is commensurate with experience.
This is a part time position, eligible for Harvard benefits.
All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.
Salary Grade: 051
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
At least one year relevant experience and strong commitment to serving the veterans community.
Bachelor's degree preferred, but not required
Strong preference for candidates who are veterans or otherwise have a personal connection to the military/veterans community
Demonstrated interest in working with the veterans community
Commitment to serving low-income communities and persons with disabilities
Excellent written, verbal, organizational and interpersonal skills; superior managerial skills; strong attention to detail; knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and legal case management systems
Ability to thrive in a high-volume public interest litigation practice
Flexibility and the ability to handle multiple priorities
Ability to work well independently and as part of a team
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 46710BR
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