Sr. Legal Admin. Associate

Employer
AARP
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Apr 28, 2021
Closes
May 28, 2021
Ref
12461189
Function
Administrative
Industry
Law
Hours
Full Time
Business Unit Description

AARP's Legal Counsel for the Elderly champions the dignity and rights of vulnerable Washington, D.C. seniors 60+, providing free legal and social work services to those in need - empowering, defending, protecting, and helping more than 6,000 clients each year in many areas of civil law.
Summary

Provides client and administrative support for the Legal Counsel for the Elderly (LCE) Consumer Advocacy and Homeownership Preservation practice, serving District residents age 60+. Communicates with clients, community outreach partners, housing counselors, and staff at.D.C. government agencies, courts, and at other related entities. Conducts research, prepares presentation decks, and performs database case management documentation tasks.
Responsibilities
  1. Conducts legal intakes and assists with client interviews-- places calls to clients, witnesses, courts, local government agencies, and other entities on behalf of LCE clients.


  1. Organizes outreach, including identifying and communicating with potential community partners, coordinating educational events, and effecting direct outreach to potential clients.


  1. Undertakes docket analysis for, and provides support to, LCE attorneys covering the D.C. Superior Court's mortgage and property tax foreclosure dockets.


  1. Engages clients to gather information and documents in support of applications for mortgage relief or other benefits.


  1. Provides general administrative support, such as scheduling and coordinating meetings, preparing presentation materials, preparing and managing expense reports, updating spreadsheets, managing distribution lists, and tracking court deadlines.


  1. Performs both legal and non-legal research and investigative work using on-line tools such as Lexis-Nexis, Westlaw, the Internet, etc.


  1. Drafts written communications, such as e-mails, letters, memos, and other documents.


  1. Provides other legal support and is responsible for database case management documentation tasks, such as creating and updating cases and projects, case reporting, case notes, case closures, and grant reporting and timekeeping to ensure timely resolution of legal matters and efficient administration of LCE programs and projects.
Requirements

Completion of a Bachelor of Arts degree and at least 4+ years of professional experience, Associate of Arts degree, with at least 5+ years of relevant experience, or a Paralegal Certificate, with at least 6+ years of relevant experience.

Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, with the ability to effectively manage and prioritize numerous competing tasks.

Advanced reasoning abilities, good judgment, and able to reliably navigate complex, sensitive, and sometimes confidential issues and information.

Advanced written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to listen empathetically and to provide clear, concise information.

Excellent interpersonal skills, including professionalism in interacting with 60+ clients and with outside professionals.

Advanced command of Microsoft suite of products including, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Working familiarity with Outlook and/or Office 365. Strong knowledge of and experience with database case management systems.
Compensation and Benefits

AARP offers competitive benefits with 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. Visit careers.aarp.org/benefits for more information.

As a result of the COVID pandemic, all interviews will be held virtually and all non-essential employees will continue to work remotely until further notice.
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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