Job Details: FLAC: Legal Officer


Irish Future
Talbot Street
Dublin 1
FLAC: Legal Officer
FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) is an independent legal and human
rights organisation, which exists to promote equal access to justice.
Our vision is of a society where everyone can access fair and
accountable mechanisms to assert and vindicate their rights.

FLAC is seeking to recruit a: LEGAL OFFICER FULL-TIME to develop its
client advocacy work and support its litigation practice and team of
two solicitors.

THE SPECIFIC DUTIES OF THE ROLE:

* CONSULTATIONS WITH CLIENTS AND ADVOCATES: taking calls, responding
to emails, attending at legal clinics, accurately recording details,
meeting clients and advocates, preparing attendances, preparing case
plans and drafting correspondence under the  direction  of  the
relevant solicitor;
* MAINTENANCE OF CASEWORK DATABASE: Entry/recording of consultations
and all legal casework; maximising the capacity and use of the
casework system within FLAC, to generate statistics and records.
* PROVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANCE: Provide assistance to each
solicitor in drafting legal documents, complaints and submissions to
Courts and Tribunals and other casework as arises;
* CASEWORK/ADVOCACY: Assist with the administration of Roma/
Traveller/LGBTQI & Other client files and queries including follow­
up with those seeking advice/assistance. Facilitate access to other
services as needed and also assist with the drafting and submission of
documents on behalf of clients to relevant authorities;
* CASE-FILE ADMINISTRATION: To assist each solicitor with casefile
administration including preparation of briefs, liaising with counsel
and other parties, photocopying of documents and maintaining documents
on the casework database;
* COURT AND TRIBUNALS: Attendance at and assistance with Court and
tribunal hearings as required;
* LEGAL ADMINISTRATION: Filing, issuing and serving of legal
documents as required;
* RESEARCH: undertaking research as required including as requested
by each solicitor.

Any other duties as may be required from time to time in connection
with this position.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

* Demonstrated commitment to human rights and equality;
* Law degree/ other similar legal qualification;
* Experience of advocacy work;
* Good organisational skills and attention to detail and
* Ability to work on own initiative and also as part of a team.

DESIRABLE

* Knowledge of using casework database;
* Proficiency in MS Office (Word and Excel);
* Experience of working in a legal practice/ advocacy role in an
NGO;
* Experience of policy work and
* Ability to speak Romanian/ Romani.



We need : English (Good)

Type: Permanent
Payment:
Category: Others

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