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Support Staff (Bronx)

Company: The Legal Aid Society
Location: Bronx
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionThe Criminal Defense Practice of The Legal Aid Society has an opening for a Support Staff in its Bronx County office to provide client services.The Criminal Defense Practice is the primary public defender in New York City, providing holistic, client-centered representation to over 200,000 people facing misdemeanor, felony, and homicide charges.ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES Messenger assignments Receptionist work: answering phones, delivering messages, and routing calls to legal staff Perform all word processing as needed Copy, fax, scan, collate, and batch documents Distribute various documents Enter and search for data on various databases Generate daily, weekly, and monthly reports from various databases Update court calendars Send and retrieve files from archives Catalogue and update library materials Office filing Create and maintain case files Sort and deliver mail (may involve going to post office), including UPS/FEDEX, Airborne, etc. Prepare and deliver court filingsProvide general information to clients, clients' families, vendors, and staffOther duties as assigned.RequirementsHigh school diploma, GED, or equivalent work experienceHigh proficiency in word processing and computer skills, especially Microsoft OfficeStrong interpersonal, communications, and organizational skillsAbility to work independently and in a team settingAbility to problem-solve and multi-taskPosition may require work in an office, courtroom, and other field settingsKnowledge of NYC public transportationSALARY AND BENEFITSThe leadership of The Legal Aid Society believes in attracting and retaining exceptional talent committed to serving our clients. We offer a generous benefits package including health insurance, paid vacation, disability, and life insurance, and more. Salaries for our unionized jobs are governed by our Collective Bargaining Agreement. Please visit our Careers page for additional information. Salary and benefits information will be available to applicants, when and if, an offer is made.OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSIONThe leadership of The Legal Aid Society is committed to a work culture of zealous advocacy, respect, diversity and inclusion, client-oriented defense, access to justice and excellent representation. We are dedicated to building a strong professional relationship with each of our clients, to understanding their diverse circumstances, and to meeting their needs. Our ability to achieve these goals depends on the efforts of all of us.COVID VACCINATION INFORMATIONThe Legal Aid Society is taking precautions and implementing safety measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to comply with New York City's requirements concerning Covid-19. All members of the Legal Aid community have a shared responsibility to support and comply with policies and protocols to protect the health and safety of our community. Learn more about our COVID-19 policy by visiting our website.HOW TO APPLYAll applications must be completed online. We do not accept paper submissions. Please visit our Careers Page to review all current job postings, and instructions on the application process. For technical difficulties or questions regarding this posting, please email jobpostquestions@legal-aid.org.As an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer, The Legal Aid Society prohibits discriminatory employment actions against and treatment of its employees and applicants for employment based on actual or perceived race or color, size (including bone structure, body size, height, shape, and weight), religion or creed, alienage or citizenship status, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity (one's internal deeply-held sense of one's gender which may be the same or different from one's sex assigned at birth; one's gender identity may be male, female, neither or both, e.g., non-binary), gender expression (the representation of gender as expressed through, for example, one's name, choice of pronouns, clothing, haircut, behavior, voice, or body characteristics; gender expression may not be distinctively male or female and may not conform to traditional gender-based stereotypes assigned to specific gender identities), disability, marital status, relationship and family structure (including domestic partnerships, polyamorous families and individuals, chosen family, platonic co-parents, and multigenerational families), genetic information or predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, arrest or pre-employment conviction record, credit history, unemployment status, caregiver status, salary history, or any other characteristic protected by law.Required DocumentsPlease submit a cover letter and a resume as a single PDF when you apply via the LAS Recruitment Portal.

Keywords: The Legal Aid Society, New Rochelle , Support Staff (Bronx), Other , Bronx, New York

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