Website Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA)
Paralegal B | Housing Team | Fair Housing
$37840 – $51230 / year
TRLA has an opening for a Paralegal B to work in Austin on fair housing issues. Successful candidates must be able to work in a fast-paced environment. Texas RioGrande Legal Aid operates one of the largest legal aids in the country and is nationally recognized for high-quality, zealous advocacy for our clients. A commitment to serving low-income Texans is important to this position.
The primary duties and activities of a Paralegal B for the Fair Housing team may include the following:
Provide direct representation of clients in administrative or judicial proceedings as Person-in- Charge of individual cases;
Maintain a client caseload, exercising the independent professional judgment required of an advocate on all aspects of each individual case;
Operate under the supervision of a Team Manager or Branch Manager;
Conduct eligibility and substantive interviews in person and by telephone, which interviews may at times take place outside the regular office setting;
Provide basic information and referrals to applicants, along with telephone counseling services based on the Texas Property Code, Federal Fair Housing Act and local ordinances, including for those who are ineligible for services;
Complete client intakes, documentation, and follow-up of Fair Housing complaints;
Accurately document client demographics and case notes in the database;
Create informational and educational materials; make presentations at community events and educational forums;
Interview clients and witnesses;
Conduct follow-up of assigned cases, including investigating facts and researching law;
Serve process and subpoenas;
Prepare legal documents;
Notarize legal documents;
Attend and participate in community group meetings and educational forums to conduct intake and make community legal education presentations;
Prepare legal educational materials;
Maintain accurate and complete client files and administrative records, including data entry into client database and other requirements, such as timekeeping;
Prepare administrative reports required by TRLA; and
Any other duties required by the Branch or Team Manager.
Bilingual in English and Spanish.
Possess verbal, reading, and writing skills sufficient to comprehend administrative law manuals and to adequately advocate on behalf of clients.
TRLA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
At TRLA, we are committed to offering fair and equal employment opportunities to all job applicants and employees. We strictly prohibit any form of discrimination and harassment of any type based on race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.
To apply for this job please visit trla.wufoo.com.