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Legal Assistant - Housing & Consumer Law

Company: The Legal Aid Society of Rochester, NY
Location: Rochester
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Dedicated to ensuring dignity, equality, and fairness for over 100 years and the proud recipient of Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorney's 2022 Family Friendly Award!

The Legal Aid Society of Rochester, NY is seeking a Legal Assistant to support the Tenant Defense Project by providing legal support to LASROC's attorneys in the Housing & Consumer Law Unit. This position will primarily assist in eviction prevention, but will also assist in bankruptcy, foreclosure prevention, and other housing and consumer law related matters.


  • Assisting attorneys at least twice a week at an intake session of the Rochester City Court Landlord Tenant Part, in which legal assistants will assist tenants sign up for services, fill out an intake packet, sign up for outside funding sources, and work with the attorney to assist with legal information and settling of cases. Dedicated to ensuring dignity, equality, and fairness for over 100 years and the proud recipient of Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorney's 2022 Family Friendly Award!
  • Ongoing client contact through telephone and email for case updates and management
  • Database management-working with an attorney to update notes for client appearances, keeping a record of what happens in court and helping to identify outside funding sources on behalf of clients
  • Bankruptcies-calling clients to get more information on their applications, manually entering information into our bankruptcy software Next Chapter to assist the attorney in filing the case
  • Deed Transfer-preparing transfer tax paperwork
  • Home closings-opportunity to work with lawyer to prepare all documents generated for real estate closings
  • Archival management of live case materials for pending landlord tenant cases in order to prepare attorney for appearances, tracking adjournments, etc.
  • Executing landlord tenant assignments through the Tenant Defense Project interagency case referral system to create new cases and organize materials for those cases.
  • Intake and issue spotting for illegal lockout/constructive eviction cases.
  • Intake and issue spotting for various consumer debt issues such as collections on protected income and reversal filings for illegitimate judgments. Qualifications:
    • Associates degree in Paralegal Studies or High School Diploma with equivalent experience.
    • Notary Public License (If not currently licensed, must be able to pass the notary exam).
    • Strong attention to detail and organization.
    • Ability to prioritize and multi-task.
    • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office.
    • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills.
    • Must be a team player and have a positive and cooperative work attitude. Benefits:
      • Employer contributions toward health and dental insurance plans
      • 15 days of vacation to start (More based on experience)
      • 96 hours of sick leave
      • 32 hours of personal time
      • 14 paid holidays a year
      • $600 per year internet stipend
      • 3% match on the 401(k) or Roth 401(k) plan of your choice
      • 14 paid holidays a year
      • 5% language differential for being proficient in a program-relevant language

        Please use this link to apply:

        Human Resources, The Legal Aid Society of Rochester, NY, 1 West Main Street, Suite 800 Rochester, N.Y., 14614.

        LASROC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and desires a diverse workforce. People of color, women, persons with disabilities, persons who are elderly, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender are welcomed and encouraged to apply.

        As mandated by our government funders, all offers are contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check. Previous convictions or legal issues do not automatically result in your disqualification. All are welcome to apply.

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