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Harvard Law School
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States
30 days ago

Description

Working closely with clients and attorneys, the Intake Paralegal and Pro Bono Coordinator performs various critical responsibilities in support of the public interest mission of the Veterans Legal Clinic.  The Clinic—through which Harvard Law students receive hands-on lawyering opportunities—provides direct legal representation to low-income disabled veterans and their families.  The Intake Paralegal and Pro Bono Coordinator serves as the primary point of contact for new clients seeking assistance, as the primary administrative liaison to the Clinic’s panel of pro bono attorneys, and as the team member primarily responsible for maintaining case records, among other duties. The Clinic’s docket reflects a diverse array of practice areas, including appeals involving federal and state veterans’ benefits, discharge upgrade and correction of military records cases, and estate planning matters.  The Clinic practices before agencies, in state and federal court, and before Department of Defense tribunals.  Many of the Clinic’s cases raise cutting-edge issues involving the rights of disabled veterans.

Job-Specific Responsibilities

As an Intake Paralegal and Pro Bono Coordinator, you will:  

  • Work closely with clients and attorneys on all aspects of the Clinic’s docket 

  • Conduct initial client intake phone calls and meetings, including screening cases for eligibility, gathering and organizing client documents, and maintaining case files 

  • Serve as a liaison with pro bono attorneys, referral organizations, and other third parties 

  • Help to manage the Clinic’s docket and maintain the Clinic’s case management system 

  • Contribute to community outreach and engagement efforts 

  • Provide administrative support to the Clinic’s mission in other respects. 



Requirements

Minimum one year of related work experience required.  Education beyond high school may count toward experience. 

Additional Qualifications and Skills

We are looking for people who have: 

  • Demonstrated interest in working with the veteran community 

  • Commitment to serving low-income communities and persons with disabilities 

  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team 

  • Excellent written, verbal, organizational and interpersonal skills; superior managerial skills; strong attention to detail; knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and legal case management systems 

  • Ability to thrive in a high-volume public interest law office 

  • Flexibility and the ability to handle multiple priorities, discretion and good judgment 

  • Commitment to diversity and an inclusive working and learning environment 

  • Experience with military service or otherwise have a personal connection or demonstrated commitment to the military/veteran community  

Additional Information

This is an initial one-year term appointment with potential for renewal, subject to departmental funding and need. 

The position represents a unique opportunity to join Harvard Law School’s clinical program, to work in a dynamic public interest and clinical teaching law office, to serve the veterans community, and to develop administrative and advocacy skills.  Salary is commensurate with experience. 

To learn more about us, please visit: Veterans Legal Clinic and the Legal Services Center

All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources. 

Be a part of excellence and leadership in legal education and scholarship at Harvard Law School. We are a community of talented people from diverse backgrounds, lived experiences, and perspectives, dedicated to advancing the cause of justice all over the world. We value our differences and our diversity as a source of strength. We are committed to developing and inspiring our students and our workforce. Whoever you are, whatever you do, however you do it, Harvard Law School is a place where you can thrive. 

Job Information

  • Job ID: 58391011
  • Location:
    Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States
  • Position Title: Intake Paralegal and Pro Bono Coordinator
  • Company Name: Harvard Law School
  • Industry: Legal Service
  • Discipline: Paralegal/Legal Assistant
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Job Duration: 1-2 Years
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 1-2 Years
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