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The MacArthur Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, disability, age, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, race or ethnicity.

The Roderick & Solange MacArthur Justice Center in New Orleans is seeking an Investigator/Paralegal (IP) for its New Orleans office.

Our Investigator/Paralegals (IP) perform litigation support, as well as outreach and meetings with current and prospective clients and witnesses. The IP assists with field investigations, discovery, and evidence preparation.  They also assist the Center’s attorneys with case management and support, conduct research, and organize information.

The primary responsibility for this Investigator/Paralegal position is to interview clients and witnesses, and assist in document review and management, in the class action against Orleans Parish Prison, Jones v. Gusman.  The IP will be required to travel for work in other parts of Louisiana.   In addition to the Jones litigation the IP will be asked to assist in support of the MacArthur Justice Center’s other litigation against various governmental agencies.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Monitoring conditions inside Orleans Parish Prison, interviewing imprisoned clients and documenting their experiences
  • Building high-quality, trusting relationships with clients, many of whom have experienced severe trauma or suffer from mental illness
  • Drafting detailed memoranda reflecting fact-finding and reviewing it with litigation team members
  • Note and document signs and symptoms of mental illness and intellectual disability for evaluation by mental health experts.
  • Review and management of documents in complex litigation, using case management software tools and written memoranda
  • Conducting litigation fact-finding, including creative problem solving, gathering documents, and conducting detailed witness interviews
  • Willingness to travel and work long hours, including nights and weekends, as needed

 Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but MacArthur seeks to fill this position as soon as possible.

The salary is competitive and includes an excellent benefits package.  To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume by e-mail to with “Investigator/Paralegal Application” in the subject line.

Updated 9/28/2017