Overview

Colorado Legal Services is the sole statewide provider of free civil legal services to low-income and senior individuals in Colorado. Our Colorado Springs office is seeking a full-time paralegal who will complete intakes and case work for domestic relations cases, support CLS Low Income Taxpayer Clinic, and conduct occasional outreach. Ideal candidates would have experience working with vulnerable people and excellent oral communication skills.Paralegal duties and responsibilities: Review domestic relations case referrals from community partners, complete CLS intake, and provide referrals for applicants who cannot be represented;Conduct initial case investigation and client interviews, then prepare pleadings, letters, and other documents under the direction of an attorney;Facilitate outreach and training for partner organizations working with survivors of domestic violence or other vulnerable populations; Review tax controversy case referrals from CLS intake and LITC outreach, conduct initial case investigation and client interviews; Maintain contact with tax controversy clients, gather case documents, and prepare filings for attorney review;Provide information about CLS services to other local organizations working with low-income taxpayers;Ensure complete and accurate data entry into case management systems and client files;Ongoing relationship-building with community partners, volunteers, and the private bar to develop strategies for advocating for low income populations; Demonstrate an ability to handle special projects, issues, problems, or clients as specified by the program or unit in relation to the defined needs of clients.Requirements:Strong communication skills required for client interaction and outreach. Must be detail-oriented, with demonstrated time-management skills and an ability to reprioritize as needs shift. 0-2 years experience in tax or family law is preferred. Must have high school diploma or GED, paralegal certificate or bachelors degree preferred. A working knowledge of Microsoft Office, the legal system, and the Colorado social services landscape will be essential.Tracking

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