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Legal Staff Paralegal in York, PA

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Company name

Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Immigration

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

York, PA

Date Last Verified

Jun 19,2018

Posted on

May 15,2018

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Statewide Coordinator Duties: Respond to all referrals from victim agency staff and statewide coalition partners to schedule intakes with immigrant survivors. Ensure all survivors are assigned an ISP legal staff person for immigration legal assistance. Ensure all client information is correctly and timely entered into case management systems, ETO and eImmigration. Review program reports with Managing Attorney and Grants Manager each quarter. Assist all ISP staff with follow-up calls to clients, victim agency staff, and other partner and referring agencies. Meet regularly with Managing Attorney to review ISP caseload by staff person. Work with Grants Manager to ensure all Time and Effort Reports are reviewed, signed, and submitted to Managing Attorney for review. Support Managing Attorney and Statewide Attorney/DOJ Accredited Representative in creating resource materials, technical assistance bulletins, and preparing for regional trainings in collaboration with statewide coalition partners, PA Coalition Against Domestic Violence and PA Coalition Against Rape. Provide immigration legal assistance support and direct representation, as needed, to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking leveraging the protections allowed in law through VAWA, T-Visas, U-Visas, and related forms of relief. Provide information to survivors about victim rights, victim compensation benefits, and the criminal justice system. Manage utilization and reporting of interpretation and translation services by victim service member agencies; manage interpretation and translation budget for project, reviewing all invoices for internal fiscal processing. Work with Managing Attorney to schedule and facilitate ISP annual plan. Ensure client surveys are provided to clients in a timely manner; work with Managing Attorney to analyze survey results to ensure effectiveness of ISP services. Work closely with the ISP Managing Attorney, Executive Director, and Grants Manager to ensure compliance with contract and grant requirements for Programs.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Paralegal experience desired. Candidates with DOJ Accreditation or candidates who could be eligible to apply for DOJ Accreditation. Fluency in Spanish (both written and verbal) required. Experience with immigration law (particularly in VAWA, T-Visas, and U-Visas) and prior experience working with survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault preferred. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills needed; prior experience in coordinating a team preferred. Passion for PIRC’s mission and demonstrated commitment to immigration issues and public interest law. Strong sense of personal initiative and ability to manage multiple tasks without extensive supervision. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Deadline: June 22, 2018

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Company info

Elizabeth Miller
Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center
Annex Building, Suite I 112 Pleasant Acres Road
P.O. Box 20339
York, PA 17402