Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, a non-profit, public interest law firm, is seeking multiple paralegals/advocates to be part of a new team dedicated to providing legal assistance to hotel, casino, and other workers as part of an innovative employee benefit program negotiated by the Culinary and Bartenders Unions and participating employers.  Of special interest are paralegals with prior experience in immigration, housing, or consumer law, but bi-lingual paralegals (English/Spanish) who are smart and eager to learn are encouraged to apply regardless of prior areas of experience.  As part of Legal Aid Center’s new program, these paralegals/advocates will provide legal services to the workers and families who are the backbone of our community, hard-working people who might not otherwise be able to afford an attorney, to help safeguard their legal and economic wellbeing.  The ideal candidates will be intelligent, energetic, and compassionate, will possess a passion for helping people, and will be able to thrive in a positive, client-focused, solution-oriented team atmosphere where Legal Aid Center’s mission of preserving access to justice and providing quality legal services is always front and center.

Requirements

Prefer a candidate with three years of experience as a paralegal, legal assistant, court clerk, or similar.  Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in both English and Spanish. Comfortable with new technology and a working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Outlook.  Ability to multitask and work effectively with individuals from diverse economic, cultural, and social backgrounds under sometimes stressful circumstances.  Excellent customer service skills, interpersonal skills, attention to detail, and ability deal compassionately with individuals facing legal issues a must.  

Salary depends upon experience with a benefits package provided, including health, dental, vision and life insurance for employees and their dependents, vacation/sick time and company matched 403b retirement plan.

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