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Legal Staff Paralegal in Washington, DC

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Company name

CAIR Coalition (Capital Area Immigrants Rights Coalition)

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Family Law
Immigration

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required

Location

Washington, DC

Date Last Verified

Mar 08,2018

Posted on

Mar 07,2018

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Legal Assistant The candidate will join firm's Detained Children’s Program to focus on providing legal services to immigrant minors held in the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement throughout Virginia and Maryland. Will conduct visits to detained unaccompanied immigrant minors in the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement throughout Virginia and Maryland. Performs Know Your Rights presentations and conducts individual intakes with unaccompanied immigrant children in English and Spanish at the shelter detention facilities. Participates in intake review, additional case research and preparing cases for pro bono placement. Provides necessary follow-up after intakes to evaluate children’s eligibility for relief. Follow-up may include performing legal research, securing juvenile delinquency records and obtaining additional information from family members. Conducts administrative tasks, including database maintenance and reporting to funders. Visits detention centers and assists with data entry after these visits. Actively engages in CAIR Coalition’s training and advocacy efforts as needed. Serves as an active and contributing member of the CAIR Coalition staff.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have Bachelor’s degree and experience working with youth, with a preference for prior experience with immigrants and/or detained juveniles. Must have excellent written and spoken communication skills. Ability to organize and prioritize work. Detail and deadline oriented is required. Written and oral Spanish fluency required.

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Submit a cover letter and resume.

Company info

Nithya Nathan-Pineau
CAIR Coalition (Capital Area Immigrants Rights Coalition)
1612 K Street, NW
Suite 204
Washington, DC 20006