Paralegal (Remote)

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timePosted 5 days ago location United States salary$89k - 89k (US Dollars)
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POSITION SUMMARY:Founded in 2017, the Lawyering Project (Project) is a legal advocacy organization that blends traditional impact litigation with movement lawyering to promote reproductive health, rights, and justice throughout the United States. We are fiscally sponsored by the Tides Center, a 501(c)(3) organization.Laws that undermine reproductive health, rights, and justice deprive people of moral agency, rob us of control over our bodies, and compound other forms of oppression like racism, sexism, and poverty. Our mission is to eliminate these laws and the harmful impacts they have on peoples lives. We are especially focused on laws that limit the availability or affordability of abortion care; contribute to disparities in reproductive health outcomes; embody gender-based stereotypes; or discriminate against people based on their reproductive decisions.Our goal is a legal system that enables each of us to make decisions about intensely personal matters like sex, pregnancy, family, and healthcare based on our own beliefs and values, and ensures that we all have the resources we need to carry out those decisions.We have two legal programs: Constitutional Litigation and Access & Innovation. These complementary programs seek to eliminate barriers to abortion access and uphold the dignity of people seeking and providing abortion care. The Constitutional Litigation Program focuses on developing and prosecuting constitutional challenges to restrictive abortion laws. The Access & Innovation Program supports abortion access and innovation in service delivery by providing legal services to abortion providers, researchers, and advocates. The goal of this work is to remove practical barriers to abortion access and innovation that cannot be addressed through constitutional litigation.The Lawyering Project is seeking an experienced Paralegal to support both of our legal programs. The Paralegals work will include, but is not limited to, conducting research; preparing, cite-checking, and proofreading legal documents; maintaining files and records; serving as a liaison with clients, co-counsel, and external partners; and performing various administrative tasks.The Paralegal is a non-exempt position. Non-exempt employees work a standard 40-hour work week and may occasionally be asked to work overtime.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Conduct legal and factual research and analysis;Create and manage document templates;Assist with drafting, editing, cite-checking, and proofreading legal documents;Assist with discovery, including organizing, reviewing, and analyzing documents for production; conducting document review; reviewing and drafting interrogatories, requests for production, and request for admissions; and preparing discovery subpoenas;Assist with witness interviews and depositions;File and serve litigation documents;Assist in the trial of cases, including scheduling witnesses and tracking exhibits;Manage case files and contact information;Track and manage deadlines for court filings;Communicate with internal and external stakeholders;Stay up to date on developments in relevant areas of the law, and track case filings in key external cases; andHelp to cultivate an organizational culture that aligns with our core values.OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Coordinate special projects; andPrepare legal updates for website.EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:The Paralegal must have:At least 2 years of experience working as a paralegal; andA commitment to social justice.Experience managing electronic discovery is a plus.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:The Paralegal must have:Knowledge of the U.S. legal system; civil litigation; the federal courts ECF and PACER systems; and the Bluebook.Skill in managing multiple tasks, priorities, and deadlines; organization and problem-solving; communicating effectively with internal and external stakeholders; writing; and using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and SharePoint; Nitro; and Westlaw.Skill in using Case Notebook and Asana is a plus.Ability to work proactively and independently; pay close attention to detail; meet deadlines; work well under pressure; learn new software applications; maintain confidentiality; and help cultivate a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:The Paralegal will report to a Litigation Counsel or Senior Counsel and work closely with other staff members, allied organizations, and stakeholders.PHYSICAL DEMANDS:Must be able to travel domestically on an airplane 5-7 times per year. Note that travel is optional during the COVID-19 pandemic and has been largely suspended.WORK ENVIRONMENT:This is a full-time position that sometimes requires work during evenings and weekends.This position may be based anywhere within the United States.The Paralegal has the option to work from home or from a rented office space.SALARY:The Lawyering Project has a fixed salary scale based on job responsibilities, education, and experience. For example, the salary for a Paralegal candidate with two years of relevant work experience is $89,303.13. A complete copy of the salary scale will be provided to any applicant upon request.We offer a robust benefits package that includes but is not limited to: health insurance (including medical, vision, and dental); disability and life insurance; flexible spending accounts (FSA) for health, dependent care, and transportation; retirement savings plan; paid vacation, holiday, and sick days; and paid parental, family, and medical leave. We also provide reimbursement for state bar membership fees and a professional development stipend. For additional information about our benefits, please reach out to APPLY:Please submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references to . Please write Paralegal in the subject line of the email.Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.To best achieve our mission, the Lawyering Project is committed to cultivating an inclusive and equitable workplace in which differences are acknowledged and valued. In a section of your cover letter containing no more than 200 works, please describe the identities, perspectives, and experiences that you would bring to the Lawyering Project that are important to you and/or relevant to our work.EEO NOTE:The Lawyering Project, a project of Tides Center, is an at-will and equal opportunity employer. At the Lawyering Project, we believe that a team with varied perspectives and experiences will best enable our organization to thrive and achieve its mission. We are committed to building and maintaining an inclusive work environment that values individual differences. We welcome and encourage applicants with diverse experiences, identities, and backgrounds to apply. We will not discriminate against applicants and employees because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender (including pregnancy and gender expression), color, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law or ordinance.We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to pregnant people and qualified individuals with disabilities, including in the application process. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in the application or interview process, please send an email with the subject line Reasonable Accommodation Request" to .