March 26, 2024

Job Title: CAVC Litigation Legal Office Assistant

Position: Type: Full-Time

Background: The National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) is a high-impact national nonprofit veterans service organization based in Arlington, VA. Established in 1981, NVLSP's mission is to ensure that the government delivers to our nation’s veterans and active duty personnel the benefits to which they are entitled due to the disabilities that resulted from their military service. To this end, NVLSP and its attorneys provide free legal representation to veterans and surviving family members before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) and other federal courts and agencies. NVLSP often serves as amicus or lead counsel in impact litigation throughout the United States.  In addition, NVLSP trains hundreds of other lawyer and non-lawyer advocates in veterans/military law and publishes advocacy materials to assist these advocates in their representation of veterans, service members, and their families. NVLSP wrote the book on veterans’ law—The Veterans Benefits Manual—the nation's first veterans law treatise. NVLSP’s pro bono program Lawyers Serving Warriors® (“LSW”) provides free legal representation, through a nationwide pro bono network of private law firms and corporate legal departments, to disabled active duty personnel and veterans and their families.

Position Description: NVLSP seeks a Full-Time Legal Office Assistant. The Legal Office Assistant is responsible for drafting and processing outgoing mail, processing and distribution of a high volume of incoming mail, updating department spreadsheets, and working closely with our paralegals to perform other data entry functions. 

The candidate must have strong organization and communication skills, attention to detail,
and the ability to manage and prioritize multiple deadline-driven tasks while maintaining a professional and pleasant demeanor.   The ability to work well with others is a must.

This is an essential business position and requires the employee to be in the office. Remote working may occasionally be permitted.

Required Qualifications/Skills:
• Demonstrates professional and highly-developed communication skills.  Ability to deal professionally and courteously with attorneys, staff, vendors, and clients while observing confidentiality of client, Courts, and NVLSP matters. Provide excellent client service to our attorneys, clients and other NVLSP personnel.
• Awesome human (flexible, friendly, and someone who wants to help veterans and their families).
• Great organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Ability to maintain records of ongoing matters in paper and electronically
• Must be highly detail-oriented with the ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.) and Adobe Acrobat and ability to quickly learn other software platforms.  Salesforce knowledge a plus, but not required
• Ability to operate scanners and copiers and troubleshoot minor issues.
• Ability to lift up to 50 pounds (hardcopy business file record boxes).

Opening/Closing Date:  Available immediately; closes when filled. 

Salary and Benefits: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience ($30,000 - $40,000). NVLSP offers a generous benefits program, with health insurance provided at no cost to employee. A retirement plan is also offered.

Applications:To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and list of 3 references to:

Ms. Stacy Tromble, Director of NVLSP CAVC Litigation
Via e-mail: personnel@nvlsp.org
National Veterans Legal Services Program
Rosslyn, Arlington, VA 22209

All applications will be reviewed in confidence. NVLSP is an equal opportunity employer.

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