Paralegal, Innocence Project

Paralegal, Innocence Project

The Paralegal provides administrative assistance to the Innocence Project’s attorneys on case management and time-sensitive litigation matters, and organizes and maintains our litigation resources to efficiently and effectively meet the needs of both our own DNA exoneration cases and those of outside counsel who seek our assistance.  This is not a “traditional” paralegal position in the sense that we ask our paralegals to engage in tasks and make decisions that require enterprising, out-of-the-box thinking.  We seek mature, self-motivated individuals who can be effective communicators with different stakeholder groups (supervisors, colleagues and clients), who can take initiative, are self-starters, and are able to manage multiple demanding tasks simultaneously.

The Paralegal reports to one Senior Staff Attorney and also works closely with the staff attorneys to administer the Innocence Project clinic, working in close collaboration with clinic students from Cardozo Law School. Read more.