Legal Assistant (W2 and Local Only)
Company: Sharp Decisions
Posted on: June 22, 2022
A client of Sharp Decisions Inc. is looking to bring on a Legal
Assistant to be based in Washington, DC. Position is on a 3-month
contract basis. *W2 and Local Only.
For more than 45 years, Legal Counsel for the Elderly (LCE) has
championed the dignity and rights of Washington, DC elders by
providing free legal and social work services to those in need. Our
work addresses the most important aspects of an older adult's life,
including housing, economic security, self-determination, and
health and safety. We impact the lives of nearly 10,000 people
annually, while advocating for city-wide reforms in laws,
regulations, and long-term care facilities. LCE's Tenant Advocacy
and Support Practice defends clients facing eviction and assists
them with other housing matters.
--- Provides general administrative support for attorneys in LCE's
Tenant Advocacy and Support Practice.
--- Supports attorneys with client communications and investigative
work such as gathering evidence, searching records and drafting
--- Assists clients with applications for benefit and assistance
--- Provides litigation support, such as filing court documents,
retrieving court files, and tracking court deadlines.
--- Maintains case management databases including conducting
intake, maintaining case notes, and case closures.
--- Coordinates outreach activities under the direction and
supervision of the attorney-supervisor.
--- Provides accurate information and referrals to clients and
applicants for services.
--- Sensitivity to the legal and social needs of low-income elder
population in the District of Columbia.
--- Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills and ability to
adhere to established best practices and guidelines regarding
--- Ability to competently use standard workplace software
(especially Outlook, Word, Excel and Teams) and to quickly learn
--- Associate's degree, paralegal training, or certificate with
relevant training and experience related to the duties of the
--- Professional or personal experience interacting with older
adults and LCE's client community and at least 2 years work
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