Intake Paralegal/Legal Secretary (Former Employee) – Roanoke, VA – January 3, 2018
A typical day at work included helping others with legal problems who were unable to afford hired representation. The workday was fast-paced and stressful, but very rewarding because I was able to apply my knowledge of the legal field to help others. The workplace culture was excellent. The management was excellent. I learned a lot about various fields of law, including bankruptcy, family, and landlord-tenant law.
Good benefits; good work hours; excellent management.
I learned so much about tax law while I was an intern there. Had they had a job opening, I definitely would have applied!! My supervisor was awesome, and even with her busy schedule she made time to teach me!
Intake Coordinator (Current Employee) – Rochester, NY – August 16, 2017
I do many intakes daily, I have learned to be patient with others, workplace is a nice family environment. Management is great always there when I have a question. The hardest part about my job is dealing with irate callers but I can manage to handle them. I enjoy helping those in need.
Data Specialist (Current Employee) – Queens, NY – August 10, 2017
I get in at 7am I start the scanning of the files from the night before . I finish by 9am. I open the front door I am also the receptionist.I learned a lot of people skills , telephone manners, how to maintain and retrieve files out of our system. I also enter files on a daily bases. Sometimes I have to go to the court room and enter the files from there. I mostly multitask this is the hardest part of my job but I enjoy the most interacting with our clients directing them through the court house. I also handle the carfare. I love my job I love the people I work with we are a dream team. The commute is just becoming hard for me as I work in New York I live in Poughkeepsie Ny.
Paralegal/Legal Assistant (Current Employee) – New York, NY – August 6, 2017
Overall a pretty good place to work in. Good environment and friendly employees who are there because they want to help people. Solid place to work but if career advancement is tricky unless you're an attorney. Not much room for growth.
Paralegal (Former Employee) – 199 Water Street, 3rd Floor – May 17, 2017
Benefits were great! The job itself was great. However management was a little less than fair, seemed to show favoritism to certain moving parts within the office, though they were professional it seemed clicky. The attorneys were all very nice and were genuinely helpful and appreciative of our work. Work load fluctuated depending on how heavy the flow was. Overall it was not an awful experience but I believe this office in particular could have a better work culture.
Great benefits, life-work balance, lenient in terms of being able to focus on studies
HR and Account manager/ Event Coordinator (Current Employee) – Lubbock, TX – March 2, 2017
This is a wonderful and rewarding place to work. It is a great group of people and an amazing caring Director! It is a great environment and everyone is very helpful! It is a great group that work as a team.
Great starting place for new graduates to get into a legal environment.
Legal Assistant - Volunteer (Former Employee) – Santa Ana, CA – January 19, 2017
The Legal Aid Society is a great place for those paralegals and law school grads with no experience to get real time experience in a legal environment. The experience is invaluable with little pressure and but not enough help navigating newcomers through the new legal experience.
Volunteer Law Student (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – December 19, 2016
It was nice having the opportunity to get involved with an organization that helped people who were unable to pay for legal services. It was also nice to work for this organization because at the time I was a student and I was able to receive work study funds for my time spent assisting at the clinic.
Staff Accountant (Former Employee) – New York, NY – August 20, 2016
My brief time there was helping for fiscal year-end close ( 6-30 ). Multiple floors on the Water Street building. Financial Edge general ledger accounting software used. Great co-workers. Commute in the morning a little difficult between Lincoln Tunnel & subway all the way downtown to Fulton Street.
Easy going yet focused towards client satisfaction
Pro Bono Volunteer (Former Employee) – 199 Water Street, Manhattan – July 7, 2016
To be clear this was a required pro bono mandate imposed on all lawyers after approximately December 2013. Once there, I was taught what to do and they were receptive to my questions when I encountered a problem. While there, I learned how to assist socio-economically challenged individuals with Unemployment Insurance, Medicare & Medicaid issues, Immigration issues, and employment discrimination issues. Typically a day at work started at 930am and ended at around 1230pm. The most enjoyable part of the job was just being there and helping others. The hardest part of the job was telling clients in need that I couldn't help them with certain issues.