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Senior Paralegal

Company: Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance
Location: Bakersfield
Posted on: September 14, 2018

Job Description:

Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Inc. (GBLA) is currently seeking under immediate supervision of a licensed attorney has primary responsibility for high-volume caseload. Individual is expected to exercise initiative and judgment in legal research, document composition, and overall case-handling. May also be required to participate in outreach and community legal education to clients and community groups so as to provide clients or others with general information and assistance.

Minimum Requirements:


  • Completion of an approved legal professional training program, or, a BA Degree and a minimum of 1 year of law-related experience, or, a high school diploma or GED and a minimum of 3 years of law-related experience.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Good research and analytical skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong computer skills and ability to learn new software programs
  • Experience and sensitivity serving low-income and elderly people
  • Knowledge of various legal documents and their uses; filing procedures and legal terminology; legal office practices and procedures.
  • Ability to collect and examine factual data; understand and apply legal principles and precedents; draft letters, pleadings and other legal documents; make logical presentations of statements of fact; establish and maintain effective working relationships with attorneys, officials and the general public.
  • Bilingual - English/Spanish, desirable.
  • Duties and Responsibilities:


    • Conducts interviews and intake of clients;
    • Maintains a high volume case load commensurate with level of experience;
    • Investigates and develops case plans;
    • Prepares a variety of legal documents after obtaining necessary facts and background information;
    • May assist in the preparation of subpoenas, writs, complaints, answers and other documents related to litigation and/or discovery;
    • Utilizes computer-assisted legal research software to perform appropriate legal research;
    • Represents clients at hearings and other applicable forums governing advocacy by non-attorneys;
    • Maintains accurate, complete, and well-organized records and files regarding cases and assigned projects.
    • May assist in the training and/or supervision of less-experienced paralegals.
    • Required to perform own typing, including occasionally typing for attorney advocates.
    • Performs other related duties, as assigned.



      Submit Cover Letter, Legal Writing Sample, Resume, and Three Professional References to: email: careers@gbla.org

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