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Legal Programs Assistant

Company: Spokane County Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program
Location: Spokane
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

Join the SCBVLP as a Legal Programs Assistant. This will be an incredible opportunity for a talented individual who is seeking the opportunity to grow and learn about nonprofits, legal aid, public relations, operations, marketing, fund raising and customer service. Position Summary The Administrative Assistant provides customer service and administrative duties in support of the public, volunteer attorneys, staff, and community partners. This position works collaboratively with both the SCBA and Volunteer Lawyers Program to ensure the office functions smoothly. This position is 37.5 hours per week with a full benefits package. Duties and Responsibilities Provides exemplary customer service to all Research and deliver document request for volunteer attorneys Assist with legal clinics within the courtroom Assists general public with form sales and resource information regarding volunteer lawyers programs (VLP). Control inventory and manage point-of-sale form sales. Keeps the office running smoothly by ensuring supplies are stocked, in order, and the office is clean (including common staff areas) Legal Server data entry and extract as needed Prepares and sends out professional correspondence Performs general clerical duties Facilitates client placement with volunteer attorney or other resource Remains flexible to handle priorities as they arise Assists with social and fundraising events Position Qualifications The Administrative Assistant provides customer service and administrative duties in support of the public, volunteer attorneys, staff, and community partners. This position works collaboratively with both the SCBA and Volunteer Lawyers Program to ensure the office functions smoothly. This position is 37.5 hours per week with a full benefits package. Duties and Responsibilities Paralegal Certification desired, but not required. Provides exemplary customer service to all Research and deliver document request for volunteer attorneys Assist with legal clinics within the courtroom Assists general public with form sales and resource information regarding volunteer lawyers programs (VLP). Control inventory and manage point-of-sale form sales. Keeps the office running smoothly by ensuring supplies are stocked, in order, and the office is clean (including common staff areas) Legal Server data entry and extract as needed Prepares and sends out professional correspondence Performs general clerical duties Facilitates client placement with volunteer attorney or other resource Remains flexible to handle priorities as they arise Assists with social and fundraising events Physical Abilities Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to: Sit for prolonged periods of time; stand, walk and climb stairs; operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard and utilize verbal and written communication to exchange information; Clearly see 20+ feet, with or without corrective lenses and differentiate between colors; Occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist. Mental & Other Skills/Abilities _Adaptability_: ability to adapt to changes, delays or unexpected events in the work environment; ability to manage competing demands and prioritize tasks; ability to change approach or method to best fit the situation._Dependability: _ ability to respond to management direction; ability to complete tasks on time or notify the appropriate person with an alternate plan when necessary._Interpersonal Skills: _ ability to maintain satisfactory relationships with others, excellent customer service skills and a good overall understanding of appropriate human relations._Judgment: _ability to work independently with limited supervision; ability to make prudent and timely decisions; ability to exhibit sound and accurate judgment._Language Ability : _ ability to read, and write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals; ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from management, staff, clients, customers, and the general public._Problem Solving Ability_: ability to identify and/or prevent problems before they occur; ability to formulate alternative solutions to problems when necessary; ability to transfer learning from past experiences to new experiences of similar nature._Quality Management_: ability to complete duties, on time and with precision; ability to edit the accuracy and thoroughness of one's work as well as the work of others; ability to constructively apply feedback to improve performance, ability to generate ideas to improve and promote quality in work_Reasoning Ability: _ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form; ability to walk through problems involving multiple variables. Work Environment While performing the essential duties and responsibilities of this job, the employee is exposed to typical office environment conditions and noise levels. Multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment is an integral part of this position. The SCBVLP follows all state and federal COVID-19 guidelines, including vaccine mandates for state funded programs. More The SCBVLP is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, marital status sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, political ideology, age, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, or presence of a disability. The SCBVLP, in partnership with the SCBA and legal community, is working to challenge systemic racism in the regional justice system.Job Type: Full-timePay: $18.00 - $23.50 per hourBenefits: Dental insurance Health insurance Paid time off Vision insuranceSchedule: 8 hour shiftAbility to commute/relocate: Spokane, WA 99260: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)Work Location: One location

Keywords: Spokane County Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program, Spokane , Legal Programs Assistant, Legal , Spokane, Washington

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