WorkSource Oregon Legal Assistant/Intake Specialist in SALEM, Oregon
Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO) is a non-profit organization that represents low-income clients in civil cases. LASO's eight regional offices serve the general low-income population throughout the state and two specialized statewide programs provide services to farmworkers and representation on Native American issues. LASO is an effective, high-quality legal services program committed to advocacy strategies that will have a demonstrable effect on community problems. The Salem Regional office provides advice and representation to low-income residents in Marion and Polk counties. Responsibilities 'Meet the clerical needs of a busy law office. 'Provide support for lawyers in preparing, revising and finalizing legal documents. 'Identify legal issues. 'Screen and schedule potential clients. 'Answer incoming calls and assist walk-ins. 'Provide detailed referral information. 'Process incoming and outgoing mail. 'File client documents. 'Create and destroy client files. 'Maintain office-wide tickle and calendaring system. 'Maintain stock of brochures and other self-help legal materials. 'Other receptionist /office support tasks as needed. Qualifications 'Experience as legal secretary preferred. 'Accurately review, proofread and assist with letters, forms or other documents. 'Strong computer skills including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook. 'Experience using multi-line phone system preferred. 'Highly organized and able to meet deadlines. 'Detail-oriented. 'Self-motivated. 'Good judgment. 'Strong interpersonal and stress management skills. 'Maintain a calm demeanor in a demanding environment. 'Respond well to constructive feedback. 'Proficiency in Spanish preferred. Salary/Benefits:Salary based on experience. Additional compensation for bilingual ability. Full benefits package including health insurance and 401(k) plan. Salary placement on scale, with union representation. Legal Aid Services of Oregon is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minority applicants are encouraged to apply.