October 31, 2023

The Center for Children’s Advocacy has an opening for a full-time Legal Assistant position working out of our Hartford, Connecticut office.

Candidates with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


  • Assist legal staff by drafting correspondence, filing pleadings, creating & maintaining physical files & inputting case information into legal software.
  • Answer main phone line in collaboration with Office Manager.
  • Work with parents/youth to secure necessary paperwork or releases of information. Assist clients in accessing benefits and securing identity documents.
  • Assist legal staff in preparing for trainings.
  • Assist in coordinating coursework for law school class.
  • Attend partner meetings & events in community as discussed with supervisor.
  • Assist with mail process.
  • Maintain office appearance.
  • Make copies for CCA staff, as needed.
  • Set up & coordinate Zoom/Teams meetings as necessary.
  • Support Development & Communications team for annual appeal & event management.


We are seeking a candidate who has demonstrated skills in supporting a busy law office. Candidates should have:

  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to multitask and prioritize;
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team;
  • Proficiency in Office 2016 (Word, PowerPoint & Excel);
  • Willing to learn case management system;
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Teams and Zoom highly preferred;
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred;
  • Two or more years of related experience;
  • Experience with direct client contact, especially youth and young adults, a plus
  • Transportation and work related travel required;
  • Fluency in Spanish strongly preferred.
  • Commitment to racial justice, educational equity and DEI principles in organizational settings.

Salary range is from $43,800 – 49,200, based on experience, and is in line with other public interest organizations. CCA provides generous paid time off, health and dental benefits. Hybrid/remote work flexibility available.

To Apply
Email cover letter and resume to employment@cca-ct.org. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

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