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Legal Support Professional

Legal Aid of Arkansas is a public interest, not-for-profit law firm dedicated to assuring equal access to justice in civil matters for low income Arkansans through legal representation, advocacy, community partnerships, education and outreach. Through its medical-legal partnership, legal aid attorneys work on-site at healthcare institutions to help address the social and environmental factors that influence the health of low-income Arkansans.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Conduct client interviews, facilitate referral process, including maintaining case records and tracking statuses and outcomes, investigate and prepare cases for placement with attorneys, prepare client correspondence and case pleadings;
Assist with volunteer recruitment, orientation, coordination, and appreciation efforts, including planning volunteer recruitment events and maintaining records of pro bono attorney recruitment
Facilitate pro bono referrals, maintain case records in proper form, track case statuses and outcomes;
Serve as a liaison between hospital partners and pro bono volunteers;
Work cooperatively with Legal Aid staff and hospital partners on program-related projects, attend meetings and collaborate with health care providers and other hospital staff;
Compile program-related data on referrals, case status, and outcomes; create related reports and publications on a monthly basis;
Perform other duties as assigned.

Skills Required:
Strong planning, problem solving, and organizing skills.
Effective oral and written communicative abilities.
Positive interpersonal skills to deal with employees, volunteers from private bar & clients.
Ability to read and understand medical records a plus.
Experience drafting court pleadings and client correspondence.
Spanish language skills a plus but not required.

Qualifications:
Bachelor Degree, Paralegal Certification, JD or equivalent education with a minimum of three years practical experience in the legal profession.
Prior experience or training in the medical field preferred, ability to comply with medical and legal privacy standards.
Valid driver’s license, liability insurance, and access to an automobile.

Salary DOE, with excellent benefits and language differential. Position is open until filled.

To apply, please email cover letter, resume, and references to: Lee Richardson at lrichardson@arlegalaid.org. No phone calls please.
Legal Aid is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or veteran status.

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