Paralegal

CAL is looking to hire a recent college graduate for a bilingual paralegal position. The paralegal will be charged with providing litigation support for attorneys on a variety of projects. These responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Drafting legal briefs to the court requesting reductions in sentences;

• Visiting clients in prisons across New York State; and

• Interviewing clients in court and the office. 

Candidates should have excellent writing ability, strong organizational skills, and the ability to sympathize with and the desire to work on behalf of people who have been convicted of serious offenses. There is a lot of writing and client contact.

Fluency in Spanish is required.

Because we believe that a diverse work force is essential to helping our clients through differing perspectives, CAL particularly welcomes applications from people of color; people with disabilities; and people of LGBTQ+ identities. CAL is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or citizenship status.

Salary starts at $40,000, depending on experience, and includes a full benefits package.

Starting date: Between July 5, 2017, and September 5, 2017.

Interested candidates should e-mail their resumes and cover letters (in PDF format) to David Klem at dklem@cfal.org with the subject line "2017 Paralegal Application."