Job Details

Legal Staff Paralegal in Washington, DC

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Company name

Tahirih Justice Center

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Family Law

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required


Washington, DC

Date Last Verified

Jan 31,2018

Posted on

Jan 11,2018

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Immigration and Family Law Paralegal The candidate will provide immigration and family law program support (75%). Will screen potential clients and provide them with information and referrals. Conduct intakes/ Prepare and draft immigration and family law petitions, gather supporting evidence, and discovery materials, assemble application packets and filings.. Draft correspondence. Schedule client meetings. Provide Spanish interpretation and translation as needed. Coordinate translators and interpreters. Attend court as necessary. Provide administrative support (filing in person, mail, faxing, copying, phones and scheduling). Open new client files, and prepare hard copy file, including retainers, releases, G-28. Maintain case files in accordance with Tahirih policies and program requirements. Close files and prepare closing letters. Assist with the coordination of trainings. Provide general program support (25%):. Provide support for intern/staff recruitment and orientation. Maintain law library resources and coordinate subscriptions. Coordinate client satisfaction survey. Provide training and mentoring support to interns, staff and volunteers. Assist with front desk coverage as needed. Provide administrative support as needed. Other duties as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have Bachelor’s degree and 1+ year experience working with immigrant or experience working with survivors of abuse, and/or other trauma. Must have 1+ year of experience providing paralegal, administrative and clerical support in an office setting, including experience with data entry. Familiarity with immigration and/or family law, immigration authorities and state judiciary entities is essential. Fluency in Spanish is a must. Fluency in French is preferable. Experience conducting immigration and/or family law intakes is preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word is essential. Excellent written and oral advocacy and presentation skill is essential.

Additional info

Send a resume, cover letter demonstrating and a list of three professional references

Company info

Heather Heiman
Tahirih Justice Center
6402 Arlington Blvd
Suite 300
Falls Church, VA 22042
Fax: 571-282-6162