Legal Administrative Associate

Employer
AARP
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Oct 14, 2021
Closes
Nov 13, 2021
Ref
1682
Function
Administrative
Industry
Law
Hours
Full Time
Overview

AARP's Legal Counsel for the Elderly (LCE) 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.

The Legal Administrative Associate supports the work of the Tenant Advocacy and Support Practice attorneys. They assist with client interviews, investigations, and document requests. They are responsible for database case management documentation of tasks and updates. Provides administrative support as required.

Responsibilities

  • Under the guidance of the tenant housing attorney(s) performing such tasks as: working with clients to resolve legal problems; drafting client letters and other documents; limited legal research; assisting with client interviews; placing calls to local government agencies and other third parties on behalf of LCE clients, prepping and organizing materials for outreach presentations
  • Performs investigative work, such as gathering evidence, searching records and documents, and/or contacting potential clients and witnesses to gather information
  • Provides other litigation support, such as filing court documents, copying court files, assisting with maintaining document production, and tracking court deadlines.
  • Responsible for maintaining case management database documentation tasks such as: case reporting, case notes, case closures, grant reporting, and timekeeping.
  • Responsible for general administrative functions for the Tenant Advocacy and Support Practice.

Qualifications

  • Completion of a Bachelor's degree or an Associate's degree, paralegal training, or certificate.
  • Minimum of two years' experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience related to the duties of the position.
  • Fluent Spanish speaking and writing skills highly preferred.


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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