Intake Legal Assistant

Job ID5C-EF-5C-4F-11-DF
CompanyLegal Aid BC
LocationVancouver
ProvinceBritish Columbia
Date Posted2020-11-19
Posted Until2020-11-26
Job TypeFull-time
Job CategoryLaw
Job DetailsView attachment
Description
The Opportunity
To provide front-line contact and intake services to the public, provide legal information, verified legal advice, assess eligibility for legal aid and may provide legal secretarial and administrative support to staff lawyer(s) and paralegal(s).

Who We Are
Legal Aid BC provides legal aid to people with low incomes in BC. As a non-profit organization, our goal is to provide legal information, advice, and representation services to some of BC’s most vulnerable and marginalized citizens: those who do not have the financial, educational, social or health resources to effectively access the justice system when their families, freedom, or safety are at risk.

Responsibilities
As an Intake Legal Assistant, your duties will include:
• To provide front-line contact and intake services to the public.
• To provide legal information, verified legal advice, assess eligibility for legal aid.
• To provide legal secretarial and administrative support to staff lawyer(s) and paralegal(s).

This will include performing intake services through the Call Centre, at Main Street Court house and lock-up, Robson Square Provincial Court, Youth Court lock-up, Downtown Community Centre and other offsite locations.

The Ideal Candidate
You have post-secondary education in Law, Criminology, Sociology or related discipline supplemented by a minimum of two (2) years’ relevant experience. You have a strong desire to assist disadvantaged clients, including those experiencing family violence or addiction issues, those with low income, those with mental disabilities, or those whose first language is not English. You strive to exceed expectations and are a team player.
Start DateAs soon as possible
Salary$46,339 - $52,917
LanguagesEnglish
How To ApplyWe would like to thank all external applicants for their interest but regret that only those shortlisted will be contacted. Legal Aid BC is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian Society. Members of equity-seeking groups are encouraged to apply.