The part-time paralegal supports the work of the CASA Staff Attorneys and Permanency Specialist by performing a variety of administrative, law-related duties in support of CASA’s mission. The position is 20-24 hours per week. It is anticipated that this will primarily be a remote position with occasional need to travel to the Manchester CASA Office or one of the Regional CASA Offices.
The Part-Time Paralegal reports directly to the Senior Staff Attorney.
Major Duties & Responsibilities:
- Supports the work of the Permanency Specialist in Termination of Parental Rights Cases by: communicating with CASA volunteers regarding discovery and trial exhibits, tracking case pleadings and maintaining the digital file of NH Supreme Court decisions.
- Drafts administrative motions, correspondence and court appearances for attorneys.
- Prepares responses to discovery requests in court cases.
- Reviews and analyzes relevant statutes, rules and court protocols and court orders to research information for use in CASA legal matters.
- Assists attorneys’ preparation of PowerPoint trainings for CASA staff and volunteers.
- Communicates with Court Clerk staff, Program Staff and CASA volunteers about pending court pleadings.
- Maintains Staff Attorneys electronic filing system.
- Responds to legal inquiries and other matters on behalf of Staff Attorneys.
Knowledge & Skills:
- Computer skills and knowledge of relevant software: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe.
- Database management.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to work with minimal supervision.
- Ability to keep all case and court information confidential.
- Excellent and demonstrated organizational skills.
- Ability to be flexible and function as part of CASA’s Legal Team.
Education & Experience:
- Associates degree or two years’ college with a major study in law, paralegal studies or a related field, or a paralegal certificate from a paralegal program.
- Two years’ experience as a paralegal providing litigation support.
- Prior experience working in family law or knowledge about child protection cases a plus.
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of New Hampshire provides a voice for children and youth who have experienced abuse and neglect by empowering a statewide network of trained volunteers to advocate on their behalf so they can thrive in safe, permanent homes.
CASA of NH is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prioritizes hiring diverse, talented people who can expand our perspectives. We encourage applications from historically underrepresented and racially minoritized groups and people with experience in the foster care system. We seek to offer a safe, inclusive, and supportive work environment where all employees and volunteers, whatever their race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, education or disability feel valued and respected. As an organization, we stand against racism and all forms of oppression including transphobia, classism, sexism, and xenophobia. Read our full diversity statement here.
How to Apply
Submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements by email to Melissa Desrosiers.