The Neighborhood Legal Services Program (NLSP), a private, non-profit law firm that provides free civil legal services to low-income residents of the District of Columbia, seeks an intake specialist/paralegal for our Southeast office, located at 2413 Minnesota Avenue SE, Suite 101, Washington, DC 20020 

Duties and Responsibilities:

·Reception:  greet visitors, answer phones and direct calls to appropriate staff, provide referrals as necessary 

·Screen applicants using NLSP’s case management system (in person and on the phone) for eligibility for NLSP services

·Prepare case files and schedule client interviews following intake screening

·Review, organize, and maintain inventory of closed case files from staff 

· Provide general administrative support, including ordering supplies for all NLSP offices, obtain and distribute mail to staff 

·Provide paralegal support to attorneys including basic legal research and drafting closing memorandum 

·Develop capacity to handle public benefits (administrative law) cases

·Perform other duties as assigned



·College or Associates degree required; formal paralegal training desirable

·Eligible and willing to become a Notary Public

·Proficient computer use (Microsoft Word, Excel, data entry experience)

·Strong communication interpersonal skills

·Be a team-player, committed to achieving lasting results for clients and low-income communities.     

·Administrative support experience in non-profit working environment highly desirable

·Ability to speak Spanish highly desirable

·Paralegal experience desirable


Salary – low to mid $30,000 with benefits, depending on experience and qualifications 


Application Process  

Interested persons should send a letter of interest, resume and names of three references to: (subject line – Intake Specialist/Paralegal)

Ashley Graham-Watanabe, Managing Attorney for the Brief Services Unit


The position will remain open until filled.  Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted.

NLSP is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated diversity in our staff.  It is the policy of NLSP that no employee or applicant for employment or services will be discriminated against because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, family responsibilities or family status, veteran’s status, or any other basis prohibited by law, including the D.C. Human Rights Act and Language Access Act.