Paralegal, Immigrant Children’s Protection Project
Duties: Give Know Your Rights presentations on the immigration process and legal rights. Conduct legal screenings with detained children. Responds to NIJC’s non-detained UIC hotline and conducts intake, as assigned. Conducts legal and factual research. Assesses cases to determine eligibility. Conducts interviews with clients and witnesses. Drafts applications, affidavits, letters and/or legal pleadings and prepares supporting documentation. Prepares materials for submission to Department of Homeland Security, Immigration Court, or other entities as appropriate. Reviews, analyzes and presents cases to supervisor. Remains current on immigration law, policies and procedures. Maintains complete, thorough, accurate and current records in an organized fashion in accordance with legal standards, rules and ethics. Ensures the accuracy, substance and timeliness of statistical and narrative reports, projects, schedules and other relevant work products. In accord with organizational policies and the ethical standards required of the legal profession, the Code of Professional Responsibility, preserves client confidentiality, accounts for client monies and avoids conflicts of interest.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree with demonstrated experience working with immigrants, refugees and/or asylum seekers. 1+ year of experience working with these populations preferred. Fluency in English and Spanish is required. Ability to communicate articulately with internal and external audiences. Excellent writing, editing, organizational and computer skills required. Ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently and perform well under strict deadlines.
Req ID: 7305
Heartland Alliance For Human Needs & Human Rights
208 South La Salle Street
Chicago, IL 60601