Community Links (London) - Volunteer Paralegal

Community Links are seeking a volunteer paralegal to provide paralegal support to the Advice Team

Admin support is integral to the smooth running of the Advice Team.   The work done behind the scenes allows for the department to run efficiently and supports our team, including our lawyers in the work they do.  

Responsible to John Mahoney: Solicitor

Hours: up to 35 hours, over 4 days.

Tasks

  • Staffing our Central Advice Desk:

    • Maintaining our post book

    • Dealing with telephone enquiries

    • Receiving clients

    • Diary management [Key Dates]

    • Faxing and photocopying

    • Putting together files

  • Assisting our advisors and Solicitors with ad hoc administrative and paralegal duties

  • Assisting with case file management

  • Maintaining our filing system

  • IT tasks, including using our case management system AdvicePro

  • Assisting in promotion of our services  

  • Attend training, support and supervision sessions as required by your line manager

  • Work as a member of the Advice Team, our volunteers, placements and paid staff

Person Specification

The volunteer paralegal must be able to show the following skills and abilities:

  • Written and spoken English (we welcome volunteers where English is their second language)

  • Excellent IT skills

  • Ability to treat all information relating to the client as confidential

  • An understanding of treating individuals equally and fairly

  • Punctuality

  • Ability to commit over the summer vacation period until the start of term

For further information and to obtain an application form, please contact Jasmine Casteldine at Jasmine.Castledine@community-links.org

This advert will be removed when the post has been filled.