Extraordinary Workplace With Extraordinary People.
Investigator (Former Employee) – New York, NY – July 16, 2017
Every day is a new challegne in the field, this challenge is cultrued in an envioronment that that encourages growth. When you're doing something you love and are trained for, the days are always rewarding, understandable, and serves as a positive catalyst for life's everyday changes.
Pressure on self due to the significance of the job.
Financial Analyst (Current Employee) – New York, NY – February 13, 2017
Legal Aid is a good place to start your career. I found that the work I did there did not challenge me as much as I would have liked, and things became monotonous after a while. In spite of that, I learned a ton and there is a good culture at Legal Aid.
Paralegal 2 (Former Employee) – New York, NY – February 13, 2017
I learned the court process for the different areas of law while I was there so, I appreciate that opportunity. They also trained me in asking questions, and obtaining information from clients which I also appreciate. The hours were great.
Trial Attorney (Former Employee) – New York, NY – August 21, 2015
The Legal Aid Society's Criminal Practice is the largest public defender program in the country and serves as the primary provider of indigent defense services in New York City. The Criminal Practice handles a total of more than 230,000 cases each year with a staff of 800, including approximately 550 staff attorneys, supervising attorneys and management attorneys and nearly 270 social workers, investigators, paralegals, and support and administrative staff.
Social Work Supervisor, The Kathryn (Current Employee) – Bronx, NY – March 31, 2015
I have worked at Legal Aid for over ten years and have been very happy with the management and work/life balance. I have great co-workers and the management team is excellent. A typical day involves meeting with client, being in court, conducting field visits. I have learned a great deal about the child welfare system and the family court system. The most enjoyable part of my job is working with the clients and advocating for them. the hardest part of my job is feeling frustrated with the slow motion of the system.
I performed alot of research in the area of family law and foreclosures for the clients of my supervising attorney. I gained quite a bit of experience in client relations, conducting interviews, handling confidential client information, and memo and brief writing.
Paralegal Case Handler (Former Employee) – Brooklyn, NY – July 2, 2014
I worked as a Paralegal Case Handler with the Housing Help Program of Legal Aid Society for three years in the Brooklyn Neighborhood Office. This position, in which our unit prevented the evictions of thousands of Brooklyn residents, enabled me to use both my academic and professional skills in handling cases effectively and efficiently. I understand the pressures surrounding a fast paced work environment and working with a diverse clientele and colleagues.
Interesting place to work at. Friendly environment.
Intern (Former Employee) – Queens, NY – August 8, 2013
A typical day include running errands to the court house, disposing or organizing paper work and case file for my supervisors, and following directions and orders. There were days I also sat in on court hearings, and cases, learning about the laws for foster care adolescents, and court room terminology, behaviours, and etiquette. I enjoyed every aspect of this job, since it is extremely similar to my goal of becoming a lawyer.
Paralegal (Current Employee) – New York, NY – June 26, 2013
Over the years I've earned the respect of my colleagues, gained valuable experience in the field of law and expanded my knowledge. The services our organization provides is for low income people fighting against odds stacked against them in a more often than not unfair criminal justice system. Its very challenging but very rewarding helping those in need.