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25 Aug 2021

Full-Time Legal Assistant

National Center for Lesbian Rights – Posted by NCLR San Francisco, California, United States

Job Description

The National Center for Lesbian Rights seeks a highly skilled, enthusiastic, diligent, and motivated individual for a full-time legal assistant position in our San Francisco office. The legal assistant will work as a member of the legal staff under close supervision of the attorneys and other program staff.

This is a non-exempt/hourly position and located in San Francisco requiring daily attendance at our office to support the needs of the organization once our office opens. NCLR is working remotely at this time, and we anticipate being back in the office in early 2022; this position may occasionally be required to go to our office before it fully opens. This is a non-remote position.

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain the litigation docket and calendar
  • Maintain case files in paper and electronic form
  • Format and proofread briefs, legal documents, publications, spreadsheets, Powerpoint presentations, and other documents
  • Assist with court filings, including compliance with court rules
  • Copy, scan, and organize case documents and legal mail
  • Perform conflict checks
  • Update and assist with distribution of NCLR publications
  • Provide research and administrative support to program staff
  • Occasionally plan meetings and legal staff gatherings, including reserving meeting spaces and ordering food
  • Assist with answering helpline calls as needed, enter data into and maintain helpline caller database
  • Facilitate legal team meetings
  • Assist with legal department hiring processes
  • Assist attorneys and other staff with various administrative and other tasks as needed

Salary and Benefits

This is a full-time, non-exempt position with an hourly range of $21-22.67/hr, (DOE). Excellent benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance with a low-cost share for employees, including generous coverage of reproductive healthcare and transition-related care services; vacation and holidays; eligibility to participate in a 401(k) plan; short-term and long-term disability insurance; life insurance; flexible spending pre-tax plans for qualified medical and child daycare expenses; and commuter pre-tax benefits.



  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university or two years of experience in an administrative role in an office
  • Very strong computer skills; must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, and Microsoft Excel
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Committed to social justice and enthusiastic about NCLR’s mission and programs
  • An awareness of and commitment to a broad range of racial and economic justice issues and an understanding of the multiple communities NCLR represents
  • Well-organized, able to multi-task, a fast learner, and detail-oriented
  • Able to take initiative and to work well under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Flexible and able to function independently and as a member of a team
  • Willing to work flexible hours on occasion
  • Able to interact professionally with coworkers, clients, co-counsel, and outside callers


  • Experience working with legal documents, creating tables of authorities, and legal research strongly preferred
  • Prior experience in an administrative position a plus
  • Bi- or multi-lingual a plus

How to Apply

Please apply on the official job posting at You can find the link to that posting here.

Job Categories: LGBT. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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