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Paralegal

Company: Lambda Legal
Location: Washington
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Position: ParalegalDepartment: LegalOffice Location: Washington, DC (see Schedule Note below)Type: WFO/flexibility to WFH per work needs, with supervisor approvalReport To: Senior AttorneyUnion Status: G2 (on a scale of G1-G9)Annual Salary Range: $58,400 - $60,100Travel: This position may require occasional travel within regionFLSA Status: Non-Exempt/Full-Time* _If you are located in a different area and wish to be considered for this role, please apply._Schedule Note: This role is subject to a fairly unpredictable local travel schedule that will, at times, involve responsibilities such as going to the Hill, making deliveries to Congressional offices, having a physical presence at the Supreme Court, supporting in-person advocacy activities, attending public education events and coalition meetings, etc. These away-from-home activities are driven by context (Supreme Court decisions, bills coming up for a vote, agency meetings, Congressional hearings/briefings, rallies, unpredictable legal filings, etc.). Based on the needs, advance notice will vary.*Who We Are*Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people, and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work. Since 1973, Lambda Legal has used impact litigation and other advocacy tools to decriminalize same-sex relationships; challenge discrimination against LGBTQ+ people and people living with HIV in the workplace, in the home, in schools, in health care, and in the military; and protect LGBTQ+ families, including by winning and defending marriage equality. Clients are not charged for legal representation or advocacy and Lambda Legal receives no government funding. Headquartered in New York City, Lambda Legal has regional offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, and Washington, DC.We believe that serving the full breadth of the LGBTQ+ and HIV communities requires cultural competency and enthusiasm for diversity of all kinds. To be successful, we must approach our work with an understanding that discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity is not the only obstacle to achieving full formal and lived equality for LGBTQ+ people and everyone living with HIV; rather, we recognize the intersectional nature of discrimination, specifically including biases based on race, religion, national origin, gender, disability, education, and class. In light of this reality, we prioritize awareness and proactive commitment to counteracting these biases and their compounding effects.*Paralegal*The *Paralegal* assists attorneys with legal and other research; drafts, prepares and files documents in federal and state legislative bodies and offices, administrative, agencies, and courts; and works within coalitions and with clients to advance Lambda Legal's cutting-edge policy advocacy, impact litigation, and educational work.This role supports the work of multiple attorneys on a wide array of issues within Lambda Legal's mission.*Responsibilities** Provide legal and administrative support to attorneys including, but not limited to, the production of legal pleadings and briefs (including proofreading and cite-checking)* Prepare other legal advocacy materials, including administrative comments, substantive advocacy letters, and other legal filings* Perform legal and non-legal research, track legislation, monitor activity in the Federal Register, and search the Congressional Record* Help to ensure compliance with all applicable court rules and maintain case files and other organizational systems* Draft correspondence* Contact court personnel, other attorneys and advocates, and others as appropriate* Assist in maintaining client relationships* Work collaboratively with other paralegals* Provide general administrative support to members of the Legal Department* Prepare presentations and other educational materials* Other duties as assigned*Qualifications*Successful candidates will welcome the opportunity to work in a racially - and gender-diverse environment and to contribute to a positive and inclusive atmosphere. Working at Lambda Legal requires a demonstrated awareness of and commitment to the concerns of the breadth of the communities that Lambda Legal serves.* Willingness to develop specialized knowledge about the legal system and legal documents necessary to perform duties in a law office setting is essential; and prior legal support work, which may include support for federal legislative and policy advocacy, is highly desired* Excellent oral and written communication skills* Highly motivated, detail-oriented, well-organized, and dependable* Strong collaborative team player with ability to work well under pressure* Knowledge of issues facing transgender and nonbinary people and/or prior experience working with transgender and nonbinary people preferred, not required* Microsoft 365 (specifically Teams, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)* Adobe Acrobat* Westlaw preferred (experience with LexisNexis is acceptable)* Electronic court filing systems (including Federal Judiciary's Case Management/Electronic Case Files (CM/ECF) system)* Experience with iManage preferred (or other law-firm storage applications)* FiscalNote, a plus*Benefits*Benefits include Short and Long-Term Disability, Life Insurance, Medical Insurance (Telemedicine included), Dental Insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program - all at no cost for the employee-only premium. Employees have the opportunity to obtain additional coverage for themselves or their families including Vision Insurance at a low cost. There is also the option to enroll in a pre-tax Health Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Dependent Care Account, and Commuter Transit Account. Lambda Legal offers a 403(b)-Retirement Plan with a 2% contribution and up to a 4% match from Lambda Legal. Paid time off includes the opportunity to accrue up to 15 days of vacation, 3 personal and 12 sick. Lambda Legal observes 10 holidays per year and is supportive of observance of religious holidays.\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_Read more about Lambda Legal's work on our blog, Twitter, and Instagram._Lambda Legal believes in creating a more equitable playing field for applicants and values the depth of relevant skills built through successful education or life or work experiences. If your background and skills are a close match for this position, you are strongly encouraged to apply.__Lambda Legal is committed to further building and maintaining a staff that reflects the full range of LGBTQ+, HIV-affected and allied communities, and is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, transgender and gender-diverse people, women, people with abilities in multiple languages, immigrants, people living with disabilities, and individuals living with HIV are encouraged to apply._dQ3nS5c3ScJob Type: Full-timePay: $51,894.00 per year

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