Colorado Nonprofit Association

ID Unit Paralegal

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW: 

 

Colorado Legal Services (CLS) is Colorado’s statewide nonprofit legal aid program, with thirteen offices providing civil legal assistance to low-income Coloradans throughout the state. CLS provides free legal assistance in a broad variety of legal areas, including family law, public benefits, eviction defense, consumer protection, services to survivors of serious crime and human trafficking, and many others. 

 

CLS has strengthened lives, assisted families, and supported communities–one person at a time for over 90 years. We are committed to providing high-quality, free legal advice and representation to eligible individuals throughout Colorado. We have a long history of successful impact and advocacy. CLS strives to bring about substantive, transformational change in the lives of those we serve. 

 

POSITION: 

 

The ID Unit seeks a full-time paralegal for its Denver office to support the attorneys handling government-issued identification documents for low-income individuals. This is an exciting opportunity for someone to use their legal and administrative skills to be a part of CLS’ innovative ID project.  

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:  

 

Job responsibilities include extensive client contact, document preparation, letter writing, and other paralegal responsibilities. In addition, the candidate must speak Spanish with fluency to communicate with clients; travel to in-person appointments with the DMV and other entities; attend community outreach events representing CLS, collaborate with other attorneys and paralegals in the unit, and become a commissioned notary public. 

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:  

 

All candidates should demonstrate sensitivity to the legal needs of low-income individuals; have strong communication skills which are needed for client interaction and outreach; and demonstrate patience, empathy, sound judgment, and common sense in all client communications. Candidates must also have excellent organizational and time management skills, the ability to independently manage multiple tasks and deadlines, have strong attention to detail, be flexible and adaptable, and be able to reprioritize as needs shift.  

 

A high school diploma or GED is required for this position, however a paralegal certificate or bachelor’s degree is preferred. Candidates must also speak Spanish fluently, have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office, and be comfortable with technology and various software.