Bilingual Estate Planning Legal Assistant
Bilingual Estate Planning Legal Assistant
San Rafael, California
Legal Aid of Marin (www.legalaidmarin.org) provides no-cost, holistic, civil legal services and resources to Marin County residents experiencing poverty and individuals who are currently, or have historically, been marginalized. Legal Aid of Marin’s mission is to create an equitable Marin by empowering the community through legal representation, advocacy, and education. We envision an inclusive Marin with equal justice and opportunity for all.
Legal Aid of Marin (LAM) is a growing, collaborative, civil legal services organization staffed by 15 mission-driven Staff members. Each year, LAM Staff provide thousands of Marin residents with access to direct civil legal services and resources. Our priorities include recovering wages for immigrant workers; advocating for and enforcing tenant protections; providing legal services aimed at homelessness prevention and housing preservation; connecting seniors with estate planning services; restoring driver’s licenses and eliminating fines through the Marin Community Court program; and connecting Marin residents to local community-based organizations providing access to social services. Our Staff works collaboratively to bring services to the community we serve by engaging in regular outreach in partnership with community-based organizations across Marin. We practice holistic, community lawyering and work tirelessly to increase Marin County residents’ access to the civil justice system.
Duties and responsibilities
- Responsibilities This position supports Legal Aid of Marin’s holistic legal services by assisting older adults with obtaining estate planning documents, including simple wills, powers of attorney and advance healthcare directives. The Legal Assistant will coordinate eight yearly estate planning clinics, recruit participants and attorney volunteers, and provide resources and education around elder abuse and consumer fraud in partnership with community-based organizations in Marin County. Also, the Legal Assistant will screen potential participants for LAM’s in-house services, including housing (eviction defense), employment (workers’ rights and anti-discrimination), and Community Court.
- Duties include: • Collaborate with attorneys on client communications, drafting letters, drafting client outreach information, and preparing legal documents; • Conduct client intakes at Legal Aid of Marin’s office, by telephone, and at offsite outreach locations, and may supervise volunteers conducting client intakes as well; • Maintain complete and accurate client files in case management database and other systems; • Address client needs holistically through effective referrals; • Provide translation and interpretation as needed; • Provide administrative support, such as creation and maintenance of informational flyers, client files and data entry; • Make presentations, conduct workshops, and engage in community outreach; • Make connections with community partners to facilitate clients’ access to these resources; • Maintain complete and accurate client data for tracking and reporting; and • Other duties as assigned.
- • Fully bilingual in English and Spanish– spoken and written; • Excellent oral and written communication skills; • Ability to build consensus and contribute to team environment; • Ability to work under stress and meet deadlines; • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with clients, attorneys, coworkers, and community partners, • Strong organizational skills and ability to perform detailed work in a fast-paced environment; • Ability to multi-task, be proactive, and work independently as well as on a team; • Excellent computer skills, including data entry and reports, as well as Microsoft Office Suite; • Strong interest in providing legal services to marginalized & underserved people in Marin; • Must possess a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and insurance; and • Knowledge of Marin County’s resources and organizations.
Compensation based on Legal Aid of Marin’s salary scale and is $31 per hour (40 hour work-week). This is a non-exempt full-time position. Benefits include fifteen paid holidays; vacation leave; sick leave; health, dental and vision insurance; retirement plan participation; and after six months employer contribution to retirement.
How to ApplyPlease send your cover letter and resume to Vivian Alatorre, Operations Manager, via email to: email@example.com. Our review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Due to the number of applicants, we will only contact candidates moving forward in the interviewing process. No calls please. Any questions about this posting should be sent via email to:firstname.lastname@example.org
Legal Aid of Marin is committed to promoting a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, BIPOC individuals, LGBTQ community members, veterans, persons with disabilities, and persons from historically underrepresented groups to apply. We are an equal opportunity employer and refrain from discrimination based on race, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, citizenship status, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.