Intense and Rigorous Criminal Defense Representation
Staff Attorney (Current Employee) – New York, NY – February 2, 2019
In court for a large part of the work day and then back to the office to prep. Able to learn litigation and trial strategies. Management is helpful and does not micromanage you. Culture is laid back, open door policy. Hardest part of the job is balancing work and personal life. Most enjoyable part is having the opportunity to be on the front line in criminal defense.
Colleagues, autonomy, no micro management
Job is inherently intense, can be draining at times, large caseload
Paralegal (Former Employee) – New York City – December 18, 2018
I worked in the Immigration Unit and management would always inform us of any new executive orders coming from the Executive Branch. There was a moment of low morale, but there was a shift in higher management and the new higher managers made sure to bring up morale.
Senior Staff Attorney (Former Employee) – Bronx, NY – October 27, 2018
Colleagues, support staff and the work itself made this job one of the most challenging and rewarding jobs in my career. There were opportunity and tools provided to ensure the success of each employee.
Information Systems Support Specialist (Former Employee) – Brooklyn, NY – October 24, 2018
Working for the Legal Aid Society was very rewarding. I learned about laws and how the court system works. I was also very impressed and motivated by the work the attorneys do for their clients and their dedication to them. Despite the increasing amount of responsibilities and decreasing amount of funds and assistance, I felt it was a sort of calling to continue to do great for the attorneys who in turn were able to help their clients due to most of my work.
Great culture, benefits, learning experience
Lacks proper management due to amount of work and responsibilites
Paralegal Specialist (Current Employee) – East Elmhurst, NY – October 10, 2018
The Legal Aid Society is a very draining place to work. They are unorganized and unprofessional most of the time. I really don't have much to say about the place the only possible good thing about this organization are the benefits which still are not that good.
Great place to work if you want to help those less fortunate
Paralegal (Current Employee) – Louisville, KY – September 27, 2018
Learned so much working in intake. Supervisor was very smart and Knowledgeable. I was able to learn about different fields of the law. The most enjoyable part of my job was helping those less fortunate.
Executive Secretary (Former Employee) – New York, NY – September 25, 2018
The company does not pay well, however, I learned about law and how to deal with the clients on a personal and professional level. The company assists with legal representation for those who cannot afford an attorney.
Paralegal Casehandler (Current Employee) – Bronx, NY – September 5, 2018
The Legal Aid Society, is the best job I have had. I need something different and more income due to personal circumstances. I definitely love working and helping others at this non profit organization.
Family oriented, vacation time when requested.
We have over 100 employees in my division and you do not get to know the new hires.
Rikers Island Paralegal II (Current Employee) – Queens, NY – August 21, 2018
No matter what it is you want to do in an interdisciplinary flied the legal aid society has it, from criminal matters to civil and even juvenile rights practice. I'm the helping type of person and love that no matter what my outlook on life is this is the type of environment that will help you grow as an individual and a professional
SSI Advocate (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – July 19, 2018
Very passionate work in service of primarily poor, uneducated, disadvantaged people. Several departments ranging from civil rights to healthcare. There is an expectation that employees continue to grow and develop with an emphasis on higher education. Employees must be flexible and willing to go into the field when the need arises.
Great benefits and vesting towards the pension after 5 years
Paralegal/Case Manager (NYS Notary) (Current Employee) – New York, NY – July 16, 2018
Legal Aid has excellent benefits and an excellent work/life balance. No micro managers and you get a lot of autonomy. I have worked in corporate America for years and the difference is incomparable. The only thing I don't like is the commute and the location but outside of that everything is awesome.
Law Clerk (Former Employee) – Ponce, PR – June 20, 2018
It was great working there, I learn a lot about the justice system, how to work with clients, prepare for trials, review documents, write pleadings, discovery, motions, briefs, legal memorandums and other documents.
Temp (Paralegal I-Civil) (Current Employee) – Manhattan, NY – May 25, 2018
On a daily I would check the basket to see if any work requests were there to be done. I learned how to open and close cases using the Law Manager system. I filed away the cases once they were closed. Interpretations were sometimes done on a daily basis or I would get emailed about them every other day. The interpretations took place in either the attorneys office or in the meeting rooms. Sometimes the interpretations were done over the phone. There wasn't really anything I found challenging. Anything I was not too sure of I would ask questions. The most enjoyable part was meeting new people.
Paralegal I (Former Employee) – Brooklyn, NY – May 9, 2018
Typical work day consist of working in the courtroom filing and customer service. I've learned a lot about criminal law working closely with attorneys and judges. Management was fair due to the high paced job it was. The hardest part was trying ot keep up in the courtroom when there was over a hundred cases done in a day. .