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Legal Assistant

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Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Legal Staff

Salary

$30,000-$36,500

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required

Location

Harlingen, TX

Date Last Verified

Sep 18,2017

Posted on

Jun 07,2017
Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - General
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Legal Assistant The candidate will be accountable for providing administrative support to Attorney, Accredited Representative, and/or Paralegal staff such as typing, filing, preparation of routine reports, scheduling appointments, answering phone calls, and responding to e-mails and information requests. Provides administrative support and assistance to assigned legal staff. Prepares legal filings, and documents (e.g., immigration applications, correspondence, translations, etc.) as directed. Assesses the urgency of situations and determines appropriate actions, monitors status of pending items, and provides updates/feedback to appropriate legal team members. Monitors case activities and maintains the data integrity of case management systems. Accesses, processes, and ensures the confidentiality and control of client information. Assists with referral of clients to pro bono counsel as directed. Conducts and assists with coordination and tracking of other legal services as necessary. Performs other related duties as required. Must have possession of a High school diploma or GED. Possession of an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is preferred. Fluency in English and Spanish in written and spoken forms are needed. Must have intermediate proficiency in both the Microsoft Office Suite of products and with Google tools and performance. Prior volunteer, community, or work experience regarding immigration or detention is preferred. Prior work experience with children, particularly from Central America and including Mayan language-speaking populations is desired. Prior non-profit experience, particularly involving field work or work in remote locations is preferred. Previous experience using legal terminology using legal terminology, legal document formatting, and assisting with court filings is preferred.

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