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Now Hiring: Paralegal for CAIR Georgia

Paralegal

Position:  Full time salaried

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Position Overview: Job responsibilities include assisting litigation attorneys with client intake and in-house litigation regarding civil rights and liberties, employment discrimination, law enforcement harassment, and public accommodations issues.

Time Commitment: Full-time with periodic evenings and weekends required for presentations and community outreach events.

The Paralegal will be primarily responsible for:

  • Conducting client intake and keeping detailed and organized case logs;
  • Maintaining schedules for litigation attorneys and making necessary travel arrangements;
  • Contacting clients, lawyers, witnesses, experts, and court personnel to schedule interviews, meetings, depositions and trials;
  • Providing ongoing administrative support for pending litigation, including document review, hearing and motion preparation, calendaring impending deadlines, exhibit preparation, and formatting litigation materials for use in court;
  • Administrative tasks such as filing papers, maintaining accurate and thorough case records, answering telephone calls, and maintaining and organizing reference files;
  • Conducting legal and factual research and gathering relevant information to a case;
  • Drafting legal documents, including correspondence and pleadings, such as subpoenas, interrogatories, deposition notices, pretrial orders;
  • Preparing outgoing correspondence including packages and certified mail;
  • Corresponding with clients keeping them appraised of any developments with their cases;
  • Scheduling appointments, receiving and making telephone calls, drafting and typing office memos, obtaining detailed fact summaries of cases, and other administrative duties; and,
  • Assisting the attorneys at depositions, hearings, trials, and other court appearances.

 Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree; paralegal degree or certification preferred;
  • Prior experience in a law firm or other legal environment; litigation and/or immigration experience preferred;
  • Familiarity with general office and litigation software; experience with PracticePanther, MS Office (including OneDrive), and Basecamp preferred;
  • Ability to handle multiple concurrent assignments and meet deadlines; must be able to work well both independently and in a team environment;
  • Familiarity with local, state, and federal filing rules, elementary legal procedures, and legal terminology;
  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills;
  • Ability to communicate in language other than English is a plus; Arabic and/or Urdu preferred;
  • An understanding of civil rights issues relating to American Muslims;
  • A strong commitment to civil rights and CAIR’s mission.

This position will report to the Legal and Policy Director and to the Senior Paralegal.

Compensation: Compensation includes a salary and benefits commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications.

How to Apply

To apply: Please submit a cover letter with your résumé, samples of relevant work, and a list with at least two references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Application Deadline: Application accepted until the position is filled.