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Legal Staff Paralegal in San Antonio, TX

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Company name

Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES)

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Immigration

Location

San Antonio, TX

Date Last Verified

Mar 31,2018

Posted on

Mar 29,2018

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Legal Assistant Responsibilities: Providing pro se assistance to and supporting legal representation for asylum-seeking families detained at the Karnes County Residential Center in Karnes City, Texas; Regular travel to the detention center; Providing support to pro bono attorneys and volunteers; Conducting thorough intakes, drafting declarations, and providing know your rights information to detained clients; Screening clients for trauma, abuse and trafficking; Managing the day-to-day work at the detention center including ensuring clients are timely seen, accurate data collection, maintaining supplies, and providing direction to volunteers; Assisting with advocacy efforts to end family detention; Assuming administrative responsibilities including timekeeping, case management and other tasks as needed for program compliance; and Responsibilities may also include providing support at the office as needed.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Four year degree or relevant experience; Fluency in English and Spanish (written and verbal); experience working with immigrant, low-income and/or vulnerable populations; Ability to multi-task, handle multiple projects, work independently with minimal supervision, and coordinate people and deadlines; Excellent organizational skills and proficiency in the use of technology; and Experience working with children is a plus.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES)
1305 N. Flores
San Antonio, TX 78212