Legal Assistant

National Center for Lesbian Rights
San Francisco
Mission Statement: 

NCLR is a national legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, legislation, policy, and public education.

Position Description: 

Legal Assistant National Center for Lesbian RightsFull-Time, Non-Exempt PositionUpdated April 2019 Job DescriptionThe National Center for Lesbian Rights seeks a highly skilled, enthusiastic, diligent, and motivated individual for a full-time legal assistant position in our San Francisco office. The legal assistant will work as a member of the legal staff under close supervision of the attorneys and other program staff. Responsibilities The legal assistant’s duties will include:·   Maintaining the litigation docket and calendar;·   Maintaining case files in paper and electronic form;·   Formatting and proofreading briefs, legal documents, publications, spreadsheets, powerpoint presentations, and other documents;·   Assisting with court filings, including compliance with court rules;·  Copying, scanning, and organizing case documents and mail;·   Facilitating conflict checks;·  Updating and assisting with distribution of NCLR publications;·   Providing research and administrative support to program staff;·   Planning meetings and staff gatherings, including reserving meeting spaces and ordering food;·   Supervising and training administrative volunteers;·    Assisting with answering helpline calls as needed and maintaining caller database;·   Facilitating legal team and staff meetings;·    Assisting with legal department hiring processes; and·   Assisting attorneys and other staff with various administrative and other tasks as needed. Qualifications The ideal candidate will have the following experience and qualifications:·   Bachelor's degree from accredited college or university or two years of experience in an administrative role in an office;·    Very strong computer skills. Candidate must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, and Microsoft Excel. Experience with legal documents, creating tables of authorities, and legal research strongly preferred;·   Strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills;·    Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;·    Prior experience in an administrative position a plus; and·    Bi- or multi-lingual a plus.   Personal Qualities The ideal candidate will be:·    Committed to social justice and enthusiastic about NCLR’s mission and programs;·     Well-organized, able to multi-task, a fast learner, and detail-oriented;·     Able to take initiative and to work well under pressure to meet deadlines;·    Flexible and able to function independently and as a member of a team;·     Willing to work flexible hours when necessary; and·     Able to interact professionally with coworkers, clients, co-counsel, and outside callers. Wages and Benefits This is a full time, non-exempt position. Hourly wage range $20.50 – $22.00 per hour. Wages and benefits are competitive and include medical, dental, and vision coverage; three weeks of vacation per year and holidays; short-term and long-term disability insurance; life insurance; pre-tax flexible spending plans for qualified health care, dependent care, transportation and parking benefits; and participation in a 403(b) retirement plan. Application Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. position will begin in early- to mid-July 2019.The National Center for Lesbian Rights affirmatively values diversity and seeks to hire staff that reflects the diversity of our communities. Transgender people, non-binary people, intersex people, people of color, formerly incarcerated people, and people with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply.NCLR provides reasonable accommodations for the application, interview, or any other aspect of the employee selection process to applicants with disabilities. Please e-mail humanresources [at] () to request an accommodation.No telephone calls please.NCLR is an equal opportunity employer. NCLR is committed to providing a work environment free of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and disrespectful or other unprofessional conduct based on sex, sex stereotype, race, color, creed, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, sexual orientation, weight, height, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by federal, state, or local law. This policy applies to all employment practices including hiring, benefits, promotions, training, disciplinary action, and termination.

Application Deadline: 
Monday, July 15, 2019
Country/US Territory: 
United States