Paralegal, CAMBA Legal Services (Foreclosure Law Unit)

Full Time

Who We Are: CAMBA is a community of staff, volunteers, clients, donors, neighbors and partners who work together to build an inclusive New York City. CAMBA serves more than 65,000 individuals and families each year, citywide, including almost 13,000 youth. Our 180+ programs in over 100 locations improve the lives of a diverse cross section of New Yorkers. From homelessness prevention in Staten Island to supportive housing in the Bronx; from employment training in Manhattan to after school programs and college access in Brooklyn; from family shelter and support in Queens to increasing affordable housing across the city, CAMBA provides holistic services to help struggling New Yorkers stabilize their lives and become self-sufficient.

CAMBA Legal Services, Inc. (CLS) is the legal services arm of CAMBA, Inc. CLS provides free civil legal services to low-income New Yorkers in the areas of consumer law, foreclosure prevention, immigration, housing law, and domestic violence assistance. In addition to providing direct representation and providing legal advice and counsel to thousands of clients, CAMBA attorneys also engage in legislative advocacy, impact litigation in both state and federal court, provide community education and offer expert training on a wide range of issues, services that allow members of our community to improve their lives.

Position: Paralegal

Reports To: Program Manager

Location: 20 Snyder Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11226

What The Paralegal Does:

  • Assist clients in completing packages and/or applications for loan modifications.
  • Research and analyze law sources such as statutes, recorded judicial decisions, legal articles, legal codes, etc.
  • Prepare legal documents relating to foreclosure proceedings.
  • Investigate facts and law of case to determine causes of action/defenses and prepare case accordingly.
  • File motions, briefs, pleadings, legal memos, and appeals with court clerk.
  • Maintain accurate and comprehensive document/client files including up to date case note documentation.
  • Follow up with clients and other organizations regarding client progress toward legal goals/program outcomes.
  • Follow-up with clients and servicers regarding open issues or negotiations such as, but not limited to, negotiating reinstatements, forbearance, repayment plans, mortgage modifications and/or partial claims.
  • Recommend and implement strategies to persuade clients to participate fully in their own legal process.
  • Act as client liaison/advocate to coordinate with internal and external programs and agencies to make referrals and to ensure integrated services delivery.
  • Develop and report program performance to funders.
  • With appropriate level of approval, negotiate with servicers on behalf of the clients.
  • Maintain client data in several databases and/or other designed applications.
  • Prepare marketing and outreach materials for the program.
  • Conduct outreach to the community in order to inform the community of the legal services and to recruit clients.
  • Reach out and market the program to the community in order to recruit clients.
  • Evaluate cases for legal representation in the event client has received foreclosure legal notice.
  • Register clients for CAMBA’s foreclosure prevention seminars/workshops or for one-on-one assistance.
  • Organize, schedule and conduct foreclosure prevention training seminars and workshops.
  • Interpret for clients and staff as needed; translate documents, forms, etc.
  • May help with reporting and/or billing.
  • May act as law librarian, keeping and monitoring legal volumes and ensuring legal volumes are up-to-date.
  • May provide all required information for weekly/monthly/quarterly/annual report.
  • May provide group presentations to advise potential clients of their legal rights and responsibilities.
  • May process applications for charitable housing and other grants and conduct follow up.
  • Perform other related tasks as reasonably assigned, including in limited circumstances assisting with the tasks and responsibilities of administrative paralegals.

Minimum Education/Experience Required:

  • Associate’s Degree (A.A.) and two years applicable experience or Bachelor’s degree (B. A. or B.S.) and/or equivalent experience.

Other Requirements:

  • Prior experience working with foreclosure matters preferred.
  • Bi-lingual preferred.

Compensation: $48,763-$76,231 annually
When salary ranges are listed, the range would represent the low and high end for the applicable position & program. The salary offered would be based on various factors unique to each program and candidate. This includes but is not limited to experience, education, budget and/or program size, internal equity, skills and other factors that may be required for the position and organization. 

Status: Full-time (35 hours per week)
Benefits
: CAMBA offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with employer match, paid time off (vacation, personal, and sick time), and paid holidays.

CAMBA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace. People of color, people with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are encouraged to apply. We consider all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, socio-economic status, marital or veteran status, pregnancy status or sexual orientation.

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