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Organization TypePublic Interest
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ProfileLegal 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.
Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES)
1305 N. Flores
San Antonio, TX 78212