• Ensure that the unique administrative and operational needs of each individual clinic within MLC are met by developing a nuanced and detailed understanding of clinical training at SLS. • Oversees legal assistants handling complex and diverse litigation and transaction case management, including filings in administrative, state and federal court proceedings, and frequently working with impoverished clients from diverse backgrounds. Completion of 24 semester units of paralegal training at a state-recognized or accredited institution Stanford Law School is seeking a full-time paralegal to support the work of clinics within the Mills Legal Clinic (MLC). The mission of all clinics within MLC is to provide law students with hands-on experience working with real clients and communities on real-life cases under the supervision of a clinical school, while providing excellent pro bono representation to underserved individuals, communities, and nonprofits. Collect and analyze research data such as laws, decisions and legal articles, codes and documents. • Leads and manages communication with students on administrative and curricular matters, such as registration requirements, clinic enrollment and regulatory compliance issues. Assistance in the training, supervision and assignment of a legal administrative assistant performing administrative tasks related to legal representation The paralegal will have significant legal support and oversight responsibilities in a dynamic and dynamic work environment with competing priorities and timelines. The paralegal will perform a full range of paralegal duties related to all aspects of representing clients in needy in state, federal and administrative courts. Candidates should have extensive litigation experience, preferably in state and federal courts, benefit from both teamwork and independence, and have the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues, Mills Legal Clinic clients, and outside organizations. Perform non-administrative substantive legal work by assisting a lawyer. The Community Law Clinic (CLC) is Stanford`s neighborhood law firm. Located in East Palo Alto, a predominantly minority city four miles from campus, CLC is essentially an experimental practice clinic. Under the supervision of the clinic`s teachers, students represent clients in three distinct but closely related areas: housing, social security disability, and criminal records.
CLC students advocate on behalf of their clients; Students meet with clients, interview witnesses, review documents, negotiate with opposing counsel, write briefs and other legal documents, and represent their clients in court. They bear primary responsibility for all strategic decisions in their cases. As they move from law students to lawyers, CLC students learn that legal analysis is only part of successful advocacy. You will learn how to set this legal analysis in motion in real-life contexts characterized by vague facts, anxious clients, hardline opponents, and busy trial judges. The students are supervised by Juliet Brodie, Clinical Director and Associate Dean of Clinical Training, and Danielle Jones and Lisa Douglass, Clinical Monitoring Lawyers. Bilingual administrative staff facilitate communication with monolingual Spanish-speaking clients. Conduct legal cases with potential clinic clients and perform other non-clerical administrative tasks related to accepting new clients for representation, including compliance with MLC`s conflict of interest policy Conduct procedural research necessary to file legal documents with state and local courts and administrative agencies Graduation from the American Bar Association (ABA) Program Approved Paralegal Certificate Manage client/case information and direct incoming people to students using client case management database, time tracking software, calendar, and other clinic-specific applications. proofreading and verification of the accuracy and compliance of legal documents with the rules of the Court; Filing and Service of Legal Documents in accordance with applicable rules Must also complete legal training every two years to legally provide services or identify themselves as a paralegal in the State of California.