Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC) seeks a full-time Paralegal to provide administrative and legal support to our newest Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP) program in eastern North Carolina. The MLP program brings together health care professionals, legal advocates and other community partners to address the social and environmental conditions that affect health, including: housing insecurity; public benefits; substandard housing conditions; domestic violence; denial of educational services to children and other civil matters. Legal Aid of North Carolina is a statewide, nonprofit law firm that provides free legal services in civil matters to low-income people in order to ensure equal access to justice and to remove legal barriers to economic opportunity.
The paralegal hired for this position will be based out of LANC's Greenville office and will play an integral role in our efforts to work with our new MLP partners at Vidant Health and East Carolina University's Brody School of Medicine to improve health and legal outcomes for residents in 29 rural, eastern North Carolina counties, with a particular emphasis on serving individuals and families who live in communities that were devastated by the impact of Hurricane Matthew.
Legal Aid of North Carolina is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or familial status, sexual orientation, or any basis prohibited by law.
Responsibilities & Duties
With training, the paralegal will work under attorney supervision to: work as part of a legal team to provide legal advice and representation to clients in civil matters; provide litigation support; represent clients in administrative hearings; draft correspondence and legal documents; identify, screen and interview patients who may benefit from legal assistance; participate in community education and outreach events; maintain records in LANC's case management system; and other responsibilities that may be assigned.
Commitment to public interest and advocacy on behalf of low-income people and/or communities
Completion of a paralegal associates two-year program or a four-year degree
Excellent communication, analytic, organizational, and computer skills
Ability to work effectively and independently
Valid N.C. Driver's License and reliable transportation
Additional qualifications that are preferred or considered a plus: prior paralegal experience, certification, and/or training; prior social work or case work experience; and fluency in oral and written Spanish.
Depends on experience. Excellent benefits package.
Initial review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Please submit your cover letter, résumé, and the names and contact information for three professional references to Sandy Lee, managing attorney of Legal Aid's Greenville office.