Employment/Volunteering

INTAKE PARALEGAL POSITION AVAILABLE

AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania (ALPP) is a nonprofit, public interest law firm located in Philadelphia that provides legal representation, advocacy, and referrals to people living with HIV throughout Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey.

ALPP seeks applicants for an Intake Paralegal, who serves as the initial contact for callers seeking legal advice and representation with public benefits, consumer matters, immigration, landlord-tenant issues, discrimination, privacy, and estate matters. The Intake Paralegal provides information and referrals to people living with HIV, as well as health care providers and social service workers serving the needs of their clients. Based in Philadelphia, the Intake Paralegal is responsible for conducting intake interviews with Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey callers and provides administrative support to the New Jersey office.

Applications must be received no later than September 4, 2018. The expected start date is October 1, 2018.

Send resume and cover letter explaining your interest in helping people living with HIV to:
Juan M. Baez, Esquire
Deputy Managing Attorney
AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania
1211 Chestnut Street, Suite 600
Philadelphia, PA 19107
jbaez@aidslawpa.org
If submitting by e-mail, please write “Paralegal” in the subject line.
Please, no phone calls.

Responsibilities of the Intake Paralegal include:
•Conducting detailed client interviews and provide written narratives;
•Gathering client demographic information and complete intake forms;
•Communicating with clients by letter, email or telephone;
•Attending weekly Intake meetings in Philadelphia;
•Making regular site visits to New Jersey office;
•Sharing telephone reception duties in Philadelphia as needed; and
•Other client follow up and administrative duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
•Bachelor’s degree, associate’s degree, paralegal certificate, or equivalent combination of education and experience in law, social services or related field;
•Committed “pitch-in” attitude;
•Ability to interact with individuals who are diverse in race, class, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity;
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
•Ability to manage a heavy and fast-paced case load and multiple priorities; and
•Spoken Spanish language fluency preferred, but not required.

Employee Benefits: Full benefits package that includes health, disability and life insurance.

Commitment: We are looking for a candidate willing to make a 2-year commitment to the position.

(posted 8/9/2018)


Volunteer Attorneys

We accept applications for volunteer attorneys on a rolling basis. If you would like to be a volunteer attorney with the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania, please submit a resume and complete our Lawyer Referral Questionnaire.

Law School Students

Current law students are welcome to apply to intern with the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania on a volunteer basis. Interested law students should submit a short cover letter and resume to:

AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania
Attn: Law Student Position
1211 Chestnut St., Suite 600
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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