Legal Assistant Job – East Coast

The Home School Legal Defense Association has an opening for a legal assistant to work with member families in 10 different states in
defending their right to educate their children at home. HSLDA is looking to hire someone for this position immediately.

The position requires strong verbal and written communication skills, a strong work ethic, a professional and compassionate phone manner, a servant-oriented attitude and a passion for homeschooling. The candidate must be able to diligently and independently manage multiple tasks in what can be a fast-paced position. The position offers a starting salary between $26,000-$32,000 and a generous benefits package in a caring and faith-oriented environment. A two-year job commitment will be requested.

Candidates should have at least one of the following:
> Bachelor’s degree
> One year or more of law school
> Paralegal or legal assistant training or experience

Specific responsibilities will include:

> Assist HSLDA Staff Attorney Thomas (Tj) Schmidt in answering inquiries regarding homeschooling and related issues;

> Research and analyze law sources such as statutes, recorded judicial decisions, legal articles, treaties, constitutions, and legal codes, and prepares and updates written summaries accordingly.

> Act as initial point of contact for member queries and requests for legal assistance; gather relevant facts from members and provides assistance and advice based on applicable laws, regulations, legal precedent and office policy.

> Find and monitor new legislation of interest in multiple active legislatures, contacting sponsors, committee members, and state
leaders to ensure accurate assessment of legislative status; use web content management platform and composes written alerts to update members as necessary.

> Perform other clerical duties such as scheduling appointments, transcribing dictation, preparing routine correspondence, and reading and routing incoming mail.

> File correspondence and legal documents in office filing system, both in written and electronic format.

HSLDA’s national office is located in Purcellville, Virginia in central Loudoun County on the campus of Patrick Henry College. Only 90
minutes west of Washington, D.C., Purcellville provides a convenient access point to the D.C. Metro area, northern Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia. Recreational opportunities abound nearby–Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian Trail, W&OD Bike Trail, Shenandoah River and Potomac River.

Send your resume and a cover letter to Eric Johnson at If you have already submitted a resume for a legal
position with HSLDA in the past 30 days, you do not need to resubmit one.

Published in: on June 18, 2012 at 3:38 pm  Leave a Comment  

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