Fonteneau Firm LLC seeks a full-time Intake Paralegal. We are a plaintiff-focused law firm located in Birmingham, primarily serving people who have disputes with their employers. The Intake Paralegal is expected to conduct intake interviews with clients and provide referrals and other information to callers. The Intake Paralegal is the initial contact for callers seeking assistance with Discrimination, overtime and other civil rights related claims. This entry-level position is an excellent opportunity for a person interested in exploring law school, either after a gap year or as a second career. Significant weight will be given to individuals with a demonstrated history of civic engagement through participation in volunteer activities or programs like AmeriCorps and Teach for America. Experience in Customer Service would also be highly transferable.
Who will do well?
If you are outgoing, self-motivated, and able to pick up new concepts quickly, you may be a good fit. Our office is growing quickly and the best candidates will be able to adjust to rapid change and help us create the policies and procedures that will continue our offices forward progress. To do well, you must be adaptable.
Conducting detailed client interviews;
Maintaining our potential client database;
Providing a written narrative of client interviews for review by attorneys;
Responding to questions and providing information and referrals to clients and potential clients;
Assisting with the preparation of pleadings and discovery;
Sharing telephone reception, clerical and administrative tasks as needed; and Other duties as assigned.
The ideal candidate will have the following:
Bachelor’s degree, from a four-year accredited institution;
Excellent computer skills;
Significant demonstrated interest in customer service, the law, and/or public service;
A committed “pitch-in” attitude;
Ability to interact with individuals who are diverse in race, sex, class, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender identity; and
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Bi-lingual skills (Spanish) preferred, but not required.
Five Points Law Group LLC