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Paralegal (SPT-05) - Speech, Privacy & Technology Project, NY

Organization Name: American Civil Liberties Union
Job Post Date: 10 Sep 2019
Job Terms: Full Time

Job Description

Paralegal (SPT-05) - Speech, Privacy & Technology Project, NY

Title: Paralegal
Office: National Offices
Location: New York, NY

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The Speech, Privacy and Technology Project is dedicated to protecting and expanding the First Amendment freedoms of expression, association, and inquiry; expanding the right to privacy and increasing the control that individuals have over their personal information; and ensuring that civil liberties are enhanced rather than compromised by new advances in science and technology. The project is currently litigating cases and conducting other advocacy efforts on a variety of issues, including political protest, freedom of expression online, privacy of electronic information, journalists’ rights, scientific freedom, and openness in the courts.

The Speech, Privacy, and Technology (SPT) Project of the ACLU’s National office in New York City seeks applications for the full-time position of Paralegal. The Paralegal is responsible for a wide range of supporting activities, from cite-checking and filing legal pleadings to conducting factual research to assisting professional staff with travel and reimbursements.

• Maintain and organize professional and user-friendly office filing system
• Schedule meetings and conference calls, and prepare relevant materials
• Fax, copy, mail and complete other general administrative duties as assigned
• Respond to requests for legal assistance and ensure timely responses to inquiries; utilize and maintain the intake database
• Collect, analyze, and organize legal, factual, social science and other non-legal research for use in litigation documents and policy presentations; conduct searches on internal and external document databases and systems, cull relevant information from a variety of resources such as newspapers, magazines, libraries, case documents and trade associations
• Handle travel arrangements and expense reports
• Handle special projects and other duties as assigned
• Assist with cite checking, editing, formatting, producing, and serving litigation documents
• Maintain case files, attorney correspondence files, databases, litigation docket and calendar, and timekeeping system
• Act as liaison between Staff Attorneys and Legal Administrative Assistants to disseminate work assigned by attorneys and provide routine and/or procedural guidance regarding work assignments
• Provide administrative support for the managers’ review of applications for Legal Administrative Assistant and intern positions
• Work jointly with interns and communicate routine and/or procedural guidance on projects assigned by managers
• Assist in the development and maintenance of SPT-related portions of the ACLU website
• Demonstrate a commitment to diversity within the office using a personal approach that values all individuals and respects differences in regards to race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, disability and socio-economic circumstance

• Bachelor’s degree or 2 years related administrative experience is preferred
• Must have excellent organizational skills and be detail-oriented
• Excellent research and writing skills
• Must take initiative, be highly organized and detail-oriented, and possess strong interpersonal and time-management skills
• Ability to work independently as well as within a team

Salary for this position is $61,040. Excellent benefits package provided.

For almost 100 years, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States. Whether it’s ending mass incarceration, achieving full equality for the LGBT community, establishing new privacy protections for our digital age, or preserving the right to vote or the right to have an abortion, the ACLU takes up the toughest civil liberties cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach.

We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status and record of arrest or conviction.

The ACLU is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need assistance applying online, please e-mail If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process.

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Job Post Online Expiration: Tue, 22 Oct 2019 04:24pm


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