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Paralegal

Company:
Boston College
Job Location:
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Category:
Legal Affairs
Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,445 full-time undergraduates and 5,125 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.2 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.8 billion.

Job Description

The Paralegal supports the work of
Boston College Law School's Center for Experiential Learning, which houses its in-house
legal clinics. Functioning as a legal administrative assistant, the paralegal
is a combination of office manager, researcher, writer, and trainer.The paralegal uses
technology and computer software for managing and organizing 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.

Responsibilities include:

  • General reception (phone and walk-in) & administrative
    responsibilities
  • Manages requests for legal services
  • Provides referrals to appropriate legal services as
    needed
  • Maintains the client database
  • Maintains community services and legal services
    referral list
  • Conducts intake interviews for the Civil Litigation
    Clinic and summarizes them in writing for clinic director
  • Sets up new client matters in case management software
  • Maintains Master Docket
  • Performs conflict checks
  • Complete legal forms
  • File documents
  • Interview witnesses
  • Draft witness statements
  • Prepare correspondence
  • Collect clinic evaluations from students and distribute
    to supervisors
  • Translate & Interpret for Spanish-speaking clients
    & witnesses

Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $50,100 to $62,600; salary commensurate with relevant experience.

Requirements
  • 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
Closing Statement

Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:

  • Tuition remission for Employees
  • Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
  • Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Low-Cost Life Insurance
  • Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored403bRetirement Plans
  • Paid Holidays Annually
  • Generous Sickand Vacation Pay
  • Additional benefits can be found onhttps://www.bc.edu/employeehandbook

Boston College conducts pre-employment background checks as part of the hiring process and requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Boston College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. In concert with our Jesuit, Catholic mission, Boston College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications for women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans.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's Notice of Nondiscrimination can be viewed athttps://www.bc.edu/nondiscrimination.

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