Boston College Introduction
Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.
The Paralegal supports the work of Boston College Law Schools Legal Services Lab and its variety of clinics. Functioning as a legal administrative assistant, the paralegal is office manager, researcher, writer, and trainer. The paralegal uses technology and computer software for managing and organizing the increasing amount of documents and data collected during cases. Because of these responsibilities, paralegals must be familiar with electronic database management and be up to date on the latest software used for electronic discovery. Electronic discovery refers to all electronic materials that are related to a trial, such as emails, data, documents, accounting databases, and websites.
- General reception (phone and walk-in) & administrative responsibilities
- Manages requests for services
- Provides referrals to appropriate legal services as needed
- Maintains the client database
- Maintains community services and legal services referral list
- Community outreach to inform community agencies and the legal service network of BCLS LAB services
- Screens and prepares intakes for the Civil Litigation Clinic. Assist the Community Enterprise Clinic, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Clinic, Juvenile Rights Advocacy Project, and Immigration Clinic with setting up new matter on CLIOMaintains Master Docket
- Performs conflict checks
- Complete legal forms
- File documents
- Interview witnesses
- Draft witness statements
- Prepare correspondence
- Paralegal is in charge of collecting clinic evaluations
- Translating & Interpreting for Spanish speaking clients & witnesses
Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $47,700 to $59,600; salary commensurate with relevant experience.
Bachelor's degree and/or paralegal certification preferred
2 years of paralegal experience required
Experience with electronic file maintenance system required, CLIO preferred
Fluent in Spanish
Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.
Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity
Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits including depending on your job classification eligibility;
Tuition remission for Employees
Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
Generous Medical, and Dental Insurance
Low-Cost Life Insurance
Eligibility for both 401K and University Funded 403B Retirement Plans
Paid Holidays Annually
Generous Sick, and Vacation Pay
Additional benefits can be found on https://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.bc.edu/employeehandbook&source=gmail&ust=1570800290784000&usg=AFQjCNES_iFTBlbcxJ2250iwX5hVoVapnw" href="https://apptrkr.com/get_redirect.php?id=1884310&targetURL=http://www.bc.edu/employeehandbook" style="color:rgb(17," 85,="" 204);="" target="_blank">www.bc.edu/employeehandbook
Boston College's Notice of Nondiscrimination can be viewed at https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity/compliance/nondiscrim
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Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university that strives to integrate research excellence with a foundational commitment to formative liberal arts education. We encourage applications from candidates who are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community. Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university, please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.
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