Job Details

Paralegal

Company name

KIND (Kids In Need of Defense)

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Apr 22,2019

Valid Through

Aug 05,2019

Posted on

Apr 02,2019

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required

Location

Roseland, NJ, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Family Law >> Family Law
Immigration >> Immigration
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Paralegal
The candidate will accept case referrals. conduct comprehensive legal screenings and outreach to child clients. prepare U.S. Citizenship and Immigration forms. manage data entry. support the Pro Bono Coordinating Attorney team. and help manage other administrative duties of the program. Interview, screen and conduct a comprehensive intake with potential new child clients and their families. Prepare a case summary and comprehensive memorandum for each intake. Schedule and manage all logistics to ensure that an intake interview is timely scheduled. Manage client case data and update client management software, including upcoming hearing dates, client communications, and filing deadlines. Liaise with colleague NGOs to receive case referrals and ensure that referrals comply with firm's case acceptance criteria. Liaise with pro bono attorneys and firms as needed. Assist with office administration and operations. Draft routine legal documents and applications, conduct research, file documents in court, communicate with court staff, and translate documents. Participate in firm's’s outreach, Know-Your-Rights presentations, or community education events as needed. Must have Associates Degree, plus 2+ years of related experience or Bachelor of Arts degree. A paralegal certification or training is preferred. Experience working with individual attorneys, law firms, or legal services. organizations that provide direct legal service is preferred. Experience working in immigration and/or family law is preferred. Experience working with children, preferably immigrant and refugee children is preferred. Experience working with survivors of abuse, human trafficking, or other trauma. and experience managing office operations and data management is preferred. Must have fluency in Spanish. Must have experience conducting legal intakes or interviewing children.

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
KIND (Kids In Need of Defense)
1300 L St. NW
Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20005

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