New York City Bar Association is hiring a
Paralegal in United States

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🏢 New York City Bar Association
💵 $58k-$65k
📍United States
📅 Posted on Jul 11, 2024


The job is for a Paralegal position at The Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice/City Bar Fund, reporting to the Managing Attorney of Lawyers for Reporters and the Director of Reporters Shield Program. The role involves supporting two related programs: Lawyers for Reporters and Reporters Shield, providing legal representation to early-stage local journalism organizations and assisting an independent nonprofit organization with training, pre-publication review, and defense against SLAPPs.


  • Paralegal certification from a recognized institution
  • Minimum 2 years of experience as a paralegal, with at least 1 year of litigation management, corporate, and/or regulatory experience preferred
  • Familiarity with legal documentation, including incorporation documents, contracts, litigation materials, with international experience preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills for effective interaction with clients, attorneys, and other stakeholders, with international experience preferred
  • The ability to work independently, give strong attention to detail, and manage multiple short and long-term tasks simultaneously
  • Authorization to work in the United States


  • Supporting the Reporters Shield Director in conducting due diligence of U.S. and Canadian applicants for Reporters Shield membership
  • Developing and maintaining a network of media lawyers qualified to represent Reporters Shield members in responding to legal threats and claims in the U.S. and Canada
  • Managing the identification and selection of lawyers to respond to legal threats and claims in the U.S. and Canada on behalf of Reporters Shield members
  • Supporting the Lawyers for Reporters team in preparing training materials for Reporters Shield members on relevant topics in the U.S. and Canada
  • Preparing and coordinating filings related to corporate formation, trademark registration, and applications for federal tax exemption, among other matters
  • Helping to streamline LFR’s attorneys’ delivery of legal services to clients, through development of templates and management of files and records

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience and/or general knowledge of media and/or early-stage businesses
  • Experience with litigation practice and general knowledge of the U.S. and other legal markets, including pro bono legal services
  • Ability to develop and/or work with professional networks and/or other forms of collaboration


  • Generous paid time off (vacation, personal, sick time, holidays including closing between Christmas and New Year’s day this year, day off each year for volunteer work, extra time off in the summer if start date is no later than June)
  • Choice of medical plans (some offered at almost no charge to employee), dental, vision, 401K, life insurance, commuter benefits program, Employee Assistance Program, short-term/long-term disability insurance, employee discounts, and more!
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