Paralegal-Advocate – Coronavirus Defense Project (Temporary)

April 2020: Open Until Filled
Part-time or Full-time position

Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy, non‑profit provider of civil legal assistance to low-income persons in Charlotte region, seeks Paralegal-Advocates to support Coronavirus-related advocacy.

Temporary (3 months with the possibility of extension) full-time and part-time positions are available. We are in particular need of candidates with Spanish language proficiency.

Paralegal Advocates will assist permanent staff providing outreach, education, legal advice and representation related to communities and people affected by the Coronavirus pandemic, with particular emphasis on new and changed programs and services for people affected by the crisis, such as expanded Unemployment Insurance eligibility and other benefits under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, other legislation and executive orders.

Qualifications: college degree, paralegal certification or equivalent experience desired but not required; commitment to work with low-income and/or disabled individuals; proficient oral and written communication; self‑motivated and dependable. Proficiency in Spanish is strongly preferred but not required.

Salary: $19.25/hour + depending on experience; no paid leave or benefits.

To Apply: Send a message explaining your qualifications for and interest in this specific project with Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy; a resume, writing sample; names and telephone numbers of two references; and any other relevant information to Kenneth Schorr, Executive Director, Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy, by email to careers@charlottelegaladvocacy.org.

Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy is an equal opportunity employer. Veterans, women, minorities and individuals living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.