Paralegal

This paralegal will assist in all areas of practice including case management on transactional and litigation matters, extensive compassionate customer service support with the organization's target disadvantaged population, as well as administrative support related to grants, internal controls, etc. Strong organizational skills and keen attention to detail are required for this fast-paced position. Paralegal must prioritize assignments and successfully adhere to tight deadlines. The paralegal must be willing to learn and perform other job-related duties as assigned.

Functions/Duties

• With direction from a supervising attorney, draft, review and filing of pleadings
• Conduct client interviews and manage supervised case load.
• Assist with management of firm’s templates, including creating and updating templates according to new guidelines, policies or legal requirements and maintaining database for templates
• Perform legal research on an "as needed" basis
• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

• Paralegal certificate or Degree
• Bachelor’s Degree or other higher education a plus.
• Must have excellent computer skills; proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Google Apps
• Must have excellent written and oral communication skills
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a cross-functional team, in a fast-paced environment; must be a self-starter able to work well under pressure

To apply, interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to hr@beaconhomeless.org. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Veteran Legal Services Liaison/Paralegal

This position will assist in all areas of the firms practice including case management on transactional and litigation matters, extensive compassionate customer service support with the firm’s target disadvantaged population, as well as administrative support related to grants, internal controls, etc.  Additionally, this position will work collaboratively with multiple outside agencies to facilitate client services.  Strong organizational skills and keen attention to detail are required for this fast-paced position. The successful candidate must be able to prioritize assignments and successfully adhere to tight deadlines. The successful candidate must be a team player, willing to learn and perform other job-related duties as assigned.  Veteran of the armed services preferred but not required.

Functions/Duties

  • With direction from a supervising attorney, manage high volume court docketing and client referrals,

  •  Conduct client interviews and manage supervised case load including drafting, review and filing of pleadings,

  • Assist with management of firm’s templates, including creating and updating templates according to new guidelines, policies or legal requirements and maintaining database for templates,

  • Perform legal research on an as needed basis, and

  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Paralegal certificate or Degree,

  • Bachelor’s Degree or other higher education a plus,

  • Must have excellent computer skills; proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Google Apps,

  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills,

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a cross-functional team, in a fast-paced environment; must be a self-starter able to work well under pressure, and

  • This position is located in Downtown Houston. Some travel within the downtown region will be required.

To apply, interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to hr@beaconhomeless.org. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Pro Bono Coordinator

Beacon Law is seeking a Pro Bono Coordinator to oversee our attorney volunteer program including the recruitment, engagement, training and mentorship of volunteers, placement of cases and continued volunteer support as well as provide administrative support to Special Projects Manager.  Strong organizational skills and keen attention to detail are required for this fast-paced position. Candidate must prioritize assignments and successfully adhere to tight deadlines. The candidate must be willing to learn and perform other job-related duties as assigned.
 

Functions/Duties

  • Develop pro bono relationships with corporate counsel and law firms to coordinate recruitment of volunteer attorneys.

  • Proactively communicate with volunteer attorneys by phone and email to answer questions, respond to applications, place pro bono cases and maintain regular contact regarding case status.

  • Collect and analyze volunteer data and assist in developing marketing strategies.

  • Assess program effectiveness, including both client and volunteer attorney satisfaction.

  • Coordinate new pro bono initiatives, as needed, including design, implementation and evaluation of initiatives.

  • With direction from a supervising attorney, draft, review and filing of pleadings

  • Conduct client interviews and manage supervised caseload.

  • Assist with management of firm’s templates, including creating and updating templates according to new guidelines, policies or legal requirements and maintaining database for templates

  • Perform legal research on an "as needed" basis

  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Paralegal certificate or Degree

  • Bachelor’s Degree or other higher education a plus.

  • Must have excellent computer skills; proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Google Apps

  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a cross-functional team, in a fast-paced environment; must be a self-starter able to work well under pressure

To apply, interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to hr@beaconhomeless.org. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Staff Attorney

The Beacon seeks a dynamic, self-starting attorney who has vision, initiative, and a demonstrated commitment and passion for public interest law to fill a staff attorney position in their Houston office. In addition to providing daily representation in civil legal matters, the successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to identifying and taking advantage of opportunities for strategic advocacy and to engaging in outreach to and collaboration with low-income persons, including community groups that are made up of or serve the indigent. This position will be working primarily on programming related to reentry and criminal justice involved clients.

Functions/Duties

​The Staff Attorney’s responsibilities will include case management, litigation and advocacy on behalf of individual clients. Essential duties and responsibilities include: client case triage and interviewing in homeless shelter setting, advocacy and negotiations with opposing parties and counsel, discovery, motions, etc. In addition to carrying their own caseload, the Staff Attorney will oversee and supervise paralegal staff as well as work with volunteer attorneys to provide pro bono advocacy and legal services, and other duties as assigned. The Staff Attorney will oversee regular legal intake at area homeless shelters where they will provide legal counsel, advice, and representation to low-income individuals facing eviction, termination of public benefits, family law, ID restoration and immigration issues, among other things. 

Qualifications:

  • Licensed to practice law in Texas

  • Prior legal services, public interest, or volunteer experience serving low-income persons preferred.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Strong writing and analytical skills

  • Strong leadership skills and ability to supervise teams of volunteers

  • Spanish speaking preferred but not required

To apply, interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to hr@beaconhomeless.org. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

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