Legal Administrative Associate

Employer
AARP
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Nov 26, 2022
Closes
Dec 23, 2022
Ref
3828
Function
Administrative
Industry
Law
Hours
Full Time
Overview

AARP's Legal Counsel for the Elderly champions the dignity and rights of vulnerable Washington, D.C. seniors 60-plus, providing free legal and social work services to those in need - empowering, defending, protecting, and helping thousands of clients each year in many areas of civil law.

As the an Legal Administrative Associate you will Perform a broad range of administrative support for one or more attorneys. You will Perform intake for potential clients and support attorneys with client communications and investigative work such as gathering evidence, searching records and documents, and/or contacting potential clients and witnesses to gather information. Organizes and maintains case files. The Legal Administrative Assistant also Creates and transcribes records of highly-sensitive/confidential meetings and conversations and prepares correspondence and legal papers. Arranges appointments and maintains calendars, schedules, and files. Organizes and supports community outreach activities.

Responsibilities

  • Schedule appointments, depositions, and meetings and maintains attorneys' files and calendars; makes travel arrangements and prepares and submits expense reports and other financial documents for payment as requested.
  • Assists in the onboarding process for new hires, volunteers, and/or interns, including organizing orientation programs; training in office policies, procedures, and technologies; and addressing employee, intern, and volunteer queries regarding office management and facility management issues.
  • Prepares, edits, cite checks, and formats correspondence, memoranda, pleadings, briefs, and other legal Retrieves and files legal documents with the courts in person or using the Case Management/Electronic Case Files (CM/ECF) system as requested.
  • Organizes and maintains litigation, amicus and other case files, runs case reports, tracks court deadlines, and updates the progress of the case using law practice management Communicates with outside counsel to refer and monitor status of co-counseled and/or pro bono cases.
  • Provides legal assistance to clients, including conducting intakes and assisting with client Performs investigative work, records searching, and/or contacting clients, witnesses, and government agencies to gather information.
  • Organizes trainings, community outreaches, and legal clinics under the direction and supervision of the attorney- supervisor and helps create presentation decks and relevant materials.
  • Participates as a member of practice area team and on cross-organizational working groups to develop innovative approaches to enhance service delivery for organization's clients.

Qualifications

  • Associate's degree, paralegal training, or certificate with relevant training and experience related to the duties of the position.
  • Sensitivity to the legal and social needs of low-income elder population in the District of Columbia.
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills and ability to adhere to established best practices and guidelines regarding client services.
  • Ability to competently use standard workplace software (especially Outlook, Word, Excel and Teams) and to quickly learn new software.
  • Professional or personal experience interacting with older adults and LCE's client community and at least 2 years work experience preferred.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish

Physical/Mental Demands
  • Regular and reliable job attendance
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Exhibit respect and understanding of others to maintain professional relationships
  • Independent judgement and discretion requiring the employee to compare and evaluate various courses of conduct and make a decision (or recommend a decision to be made) after various possibilities have been considered.
  • In office/open office environment with the ability to work effectively surrounded by moderate noise

Flexible Work Arrangement (FWA)

AARP observes Mondays and Fridays as telecommuting workdays, except for essential functions. Remote work and telecommuting can only be done within the United States and its territories.

Compensation and Benefits

AARP offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including a 401(k); 100% company-funded pension plan; health, dental, and vision plans; life insurance; paid time off to include company and individual holidays, vacation, sick, caregiving, and parental leave; performance-based and peer-based recognition; tuition reimbursement; among others.

Equal Employment Opportunity

AARP is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. AARP does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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