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Fast-paced, exciting work as a paralegal in the University at
Buffalo School of Law’s Clinical Legal Education Program. We have
ten clinics as well as several practicums and other
service-learning courses. They each have eight to fourteen students
enrolled per semester and serve myriad clients. Representation of
these clients and work on other matters involves significant
amounts of confidential and sensitive material.
As a Clinic Paralegal with the Clinical Program, you will spend the
majority of your work time performing a combination of paralegal
and administrative tasks which may include:
- Routine legal document creation, preparation, maintenance, and
e-filing including legal documents such as Testimony, Closing
Documents, Motions, Discovery Materials, Orders and Continuance
Requests, as well as basic form letters to clients, opposing
counsel and third parties.
- Creation and maintenance of clinic files through a web-based
case management system, software such as Adobe Acrobat Pro, and
other cloud-based online document storage systems.
- Calendaring of court hearings, important administrative and
legislative deadlines, internal and external meetings will be a
primary responsibility of this position.
- Providing general office support for faculty and staff
- Answering telephones and serving as a point of contact for
Clinic visitors, guest, clients, etc.
- Supervising the sorting, processing and distributing mail
according to office policies
- Scheduling meetings and maintaining calendars for clinical
- Assisting student attorneys with maintaining organized time
entries, case notes, and documents within the case management
- Providing assistance to student attorneys with administrative
tasks such as printing, scanning and mailing documents
The Clinic paralegal must possess excellent writing, verbal, and
organizational skills. The ability to comprehend and act on
assignments of varying complexity, while maintaining the ability to
handle multiple assignments, is imperative. The ability to work on
a team as well as independently is also required.
Our Clinical Legal Education program offers diverse and
sophisticated practice opportunities to upper-class and LL.M.
students working closely with skilled supervising attorneys. Our
clinical offerings involve cutting-edge issues and complex matters
in which creativity and innovation play key roles in serving
clients effectively. The mission of the Clinical Legal Education
Program is: “Delivering access to justice while teaching UB law
students to be excellent, ethical, and engaged lawyers
The University at Buffalo School of Law’s Clinical Legal Education
Program seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a
reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of
Buffalo, to maintain the excellence of the university and to offer
our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of
knowing and learning.
About The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s
leading public research universities and a flagship of the State
University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and
our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university
dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity
and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home,
UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful
thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others
every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo
University at Buffalo is an affirmative action equal opportunity
employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply
including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Associate degree with a minimum of 2 years of experience or
Bachelor’s degree with some experience.
- Paralegal Certificate or a combination of education and law
firm paralegal work
- Experience interacting with a broad and diverse population
- Familiarity with Microsoft Office products including Word and
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environmental with tight
- Exemplary organizational, time management and communication
- The ability to multi-task while dealing with diverse
- Proficiency in data management and computer skills, including
use and management of web-based technology.
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