Paralegal-Advocate – Family Support & Health Care

Posted November 2019
Open until filled

Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy, a non-profit provider of civil legal assistance to low-income people in the Charlotte area, seeks a paralegal-advocate to assist attorneys with healthcare access and public benefits intake, case-handling and other Family Support and Health Care Program advocacy activities.

The Advocacy Center is committed to aggressive advocacy on behalf of low-income people in many areas of law and in all forums in which their rights and interests are determined. Advocacy Center attorneys give legal advice, represent individual low-income clients in state and federal courts and administrative agencies, provide community legal education, participate in community events, assist other agencies serving low-income people and engage in class action litigation and in legislative, administrative and other systemic advocacy projects and activities.

The Advocacy Center is funded by contributions from individuals and law firms, the United Way of Central Carolinas, grants from federal, state and local government agencies, private foundation grants and client fees but receives no Legal Services Corporation funds.

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

Salary: $32,700+ depending on experience; generous leave and benefits.

To Apply: Send a detailed letter explaining your qualifications for and your interest in this specific position and in this specific organization; a resume; writing sample; names and telephone numbers of three references; your bar status; a description of your experience with low-income people; and any other relevant information to: careers@charlottelegaladvocacy.org or by mail to 1431 Elizabeth Avenue, Charlotte, NC, 28204, email is preferred.

The Family Support and Health Care Program works to ensure low-income children, seniors, people living with disabilities, veterans, immigrants and their families have access to health care and public services. The program is designed both to obtain specific relief for the individuals and families who contact the program for assistance, and also to utilize systemic advocacy strategies to change the rules, procedures and practices of federal and state agencies to ensure access to health care and public services for all affected.

Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.