#1611: Paralegal I – Akron Office

Paralegal I

Location: Akron


Community Legal Aid is the primary provider of free civil legal representation to low-income and elderly residents of central northeast Ohio. Our mission is to serve the poor by securing justice, protecting rights, promoting measures for their assistance and providing quality representation.


Job Description

The Paralegal I will, under the supervision of the Managing Attorney, assist in the provision of comprehensive, high quality legal services to eligible clients in civil cases in accordance with organizational policies and the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct.  Although the Paralegal I will be called upon to provide support in a wide variety of civil cases, it is expected that in the first year or more of employment, the job will mostly involve assisting attorneys who practice in the areas of consumer, housing, immigration, education and health law.  The Paralegal I will also perform other duties as required.


Job Qualifications

  • Demonstrated interest in and sensitivity to the legal needs of the poor as well as motivation to improve the condition of the poor. 
  • Professional attitude, ability to relate to professionals, excellent interpersonal skills, dependability, and a high desire to contribute to an effective and collaborative work environment.
  • Professional demeanor, ability to relate to people in crisis and to low income people, and desire to go the extra mile to ensure that our clients are well served.
  • Independent worker with excellent analytical and organizational skills as well as the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent oral and written skills,
  • Thorough working knowledge of all computer programs and office machines used by the firm and ability to learn new programs and machines as required.
  • Ability to speak Spanish is highly desirable.


Reports To:           Managing Attorney

Salary:                   $22,500+ DOE.  Excellent working environment and benefit package.

Deadline:               Open until filled.

To Apply:               Send cover letter, resume and references to: jobs@communitylegalaid.org and write ‘Position #1611’ in the email subject line.  Only email submissions will be accepted.  

Community Legal Aid Services is an equal opportunity employer.

Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.