Legal Clinic Office Manager and Legal Assistant
The School of Law encourages applications for a Legal Clinic Office Manager and Legal Assistant to provide law practice management for the Legal Clinic and to support the licensed attorneys/clinical faculty and the law student attorneys in providing legal services to Clinic clients. This role also supervises the Clinic Administrative Assistant and work-study students who provide administrative assistance.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Who We Are
Colorado Law provides a range of free legal representation to low-income Coloradans and non-profit organizations. As part of those services, law students represent clients under the supervision of law faculty. By handling actual cases and projects, students make the transition from legal theory to legal practice. Colorado Law takes pride in the fact that our Clinical Program provides free legal services to many community members who could not otherwise hire an attorney.
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
Law Practice Office Management
- With the guidance of the Clinic Director, the Legal Assistant will monitor, develop, and implement law practice management procedures to ensure that all Clinic personnel (law faculty and student attorneys) are meeting professional responsibilities. This includes supervising the Clinic’s use of cloud-based law practice software, creating protocols for filing documents with courts, and instructing student attorneys on legal protocols related to their particular client or project work.
Legal Document Review and Client Support
- Review all legal documents for compliance with court rules and procedures before documents are filed with a court, and prepare court documents under the direction and review of clinical faculty.
- Maintain and manage confidential materials for law clinic clients.
- Conduct brief phone interviews with potential legal clients to determine eligibility for free legal services from the Clinic.
Clinic Financial Affairs and Management
- Manage financial affairs related to Clinic and clinical faculty. In coordination with the Clinical Director, prepare and monitor the yearly budget for the Clinical Program.
- Manage financial records related to Clinical funding, including tracking and reporting on gift and endowment funds. Process payments and reimbursements.
- Coordinate office administration, including monitoring services and supplies for the office.
Legal Clinic Supervision
- Supervise the Administrative Assistant for the Clinic and up to two work-study students.
What We Can Offer
The starting salary for this position is $56,500.
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What We Require
- Paralegal certificate obtained through either an American Bar Association (ABA) approved paralegal studies program or an accredited institution.
- Two years of paralegal experience, which includes conducting legal research, preparing drafts of legal documents, and following law office management protocols. An equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute.
What You Will Need
- Promote an inclusive environment that reflects the broad diversity and backgrounds represented by our students, staff, faculty, and community.
- Dedication to serving community members with a range of backgrounds and life experiences.
- Knowledge of state and federal court procedures, including e-filing. Knowledge of court filings, briefings, documentation requirements to review all legal documents for compliance with court rules and procedures before documents are filed with a court, and prepare court documents.
- Knowledge of the Professional Rules of Responsibility.
- Ability to work independently as well as excellent organizational and time management skills.
- Willingness to support and mentor law students. Ability to support multiple faculty members at the same time.
What We Would Like You To Have
- Three years of work experience as a paralegal, which included conducting legal research, preparing drafts of legal documents, and following law office management protocols.
- Experience in a legal clinical education program or free legal services program.
- Supervisory experience.
- Experience maintaining financial records and preparing budgets.
- Bilingual in Spanish and English.
To apply, please submit the following materials:
- A current resume.
- A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.
We may request references at a later time.
Please apply by April 12, 2021 for consideration.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs .
Posting Contact Information
Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources
Posting Contact Email: Recruiting@colorado.edu
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