Jobs: Paralegal

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Southern Regional Office, Atlanta

Department: Legal

Location: Southern Regional Office (Atlanta Metro Area)

Reports To: Senior Counsel

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt/ Full-Time

Union Status: Grade 2



The Paralegal assists attorneys with legal and other research; drafting, preparing and filing of documents in federal and state courts, legislative bodies and offices, and administrative agencies; and working with clients and within coalitions to advance Lambda Legal’s cutting-edge impact litigation, policy advocacy, and educational work.

The paralegal will support the work of multiple attorneys on a wide array of issues within Lambda Legal’s mission.



Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work. Since 1973, Lambda Legal has used impact litigation and other advocacy tools to decriminalize same-sex relationships; challenge discrimination against LGBTQ people and people living with HIV in the workplace, in the home, in schools, in health care, and in the military; and protect LGBTQ families, including by winning and defending marriage equality. Clients are not charged for legal representation or advocacy and Lambda Legal receives no government funding. Headquartered in New York City, Lambda Legal has regional offices in or near Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C.

We believe that serving the full breadth of the LGBTQ community and all people living with HIV requires cultural competency and enthusiasm for diversity of all kinds. To be successful, we must approach our work with an understanding that discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity is not the only obstacle to achieving full formal and lived equality for LGBTQ people and everyone living with HIV; rather, we recognize the intersectional nature of discrimination, specifically including biases based on race, religion, national origin, gender, disability, education, and class. In light of this reality, we prioritize awareness and proactive commitment to counteracting these biases and their compounding effects.  



  • Providing legal and administrative support to attorneys including, but not limited to, the production (including proofreading and cite-checking) of legal briefs.

  • Preparing other legal filings.

  • Performing legal and non-legal research.

  • Helping to ensure compliance with all applicable court rules.

  • Maintaining case and other organizational files (paper and electronic).

  • Ensuring compliance with record retention policies and requirements.

  • Drafting correspondence.

  • Contacting court personnel, other attorneys and advocates, and others as necessary.

  • Assisting in maintaining client relationships.

  • Assisting with preparation of presentations and other educational materials.

  • Working collaboratively with other paralegals.

  • Providing general administrative support to members of the Legal Department.

  • Other duties as assigned.



Skills & Competencies:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Motivated, detail-oriented, well-organized, self-starting, dependable, able to work well under pressure, a team player, computer-literate; experience demonstrating these skills while working remotely is preferred.

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Prior legal support work is highly desired, and a willingness to develop the specialized knowledge about the legal system and legal documents necessary to perform duties in a law office setting is essential.

  • Knowledge of issues facing transgender and nonbinary people and/or prior experience working with transgender and nonbinary people is preferred, but not required.

  • Any successful candidate will welcome the opportunity to work in a racially- and gender-diverse environment.

  • Second language proficiency in most commonly spoken languages in Southern region is highly desirable.


  • Microsoft Office Suite (specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Adobe Acrobat

  • Westlaw

  • Electronic court filing systems (including the federal judiciary’s Case Management/Electronic Case Files (CM/ECF) system)

  • Experience with iManage preferred.






This position may require occasional travel, but travel will be minimal and most likely within the region.



The health and well-being of our employees and their loved ones are of the utmost importance to us.  During the Pandemic, we have chosen to close our offices temporarily.  Our employees are mostly working from home, some employees have returned to work in the office voluntarily.  We follow CDC and Department of Health guidelines to ensure the safety of employees who occasionally need to work from the office.   We have an employee task force that is continually evaluating and assessing when we can re-open.



Salary minimum is based on the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).  The minimum annual salary is $48,114, higher starting annual salaries are possible.  Employees who are required to use a second language as part of their job receive an additional $50 per pay period ($100 per month).  Benefits include short and long-term disability, life insurance, basic medical and dental plan at no cost to the employee, with an opportunity to obtain additional coverage for themselves or their family including vision at a low cost.  Option to enroll in a pre-tax health flexible spending account, dependent care account, and commuter transit account. 403(b)-retirement plan with a 2% contribution and up to 4% match from Lambda Legal.  Paid time off includes the opportunity to accrue up to 15 days of vacation, 3 personal and 12 sick.  Lambda Legal observes 10 holidays per year and is supportive of observance of religious holidays.



The position is open until filled. Send resume and cover letter by e-mail only to, attention Mildred Perez with the subject line of “Paralegal - Litigation (SRO)”.

No calls please. Due to the high volume of applications, Lambda Legal cannot return phone calls about the position and does not notify all applicants of status.


Lambda Legal is committed to further building and maintaining a staff that reflects the full range of LGBTQ, HIV-affected and allied communities, and is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, transgender, non-binary and gender-diverse people, women, people with abilities in multiple languages, immigrants, people living with HIV, and people living with (or perceived as having) other physical or mental disabilities are encouraged to apply.