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Interim Paralegal

Company name

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Apr 10, 2021

Valid Through

Jul 24, 2021

Posted on

Apr 07, 2021

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required

Location

Washington, DC, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Immigration >> Immigration
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Interim Paralegal
Duties: Provide support to attorneys, including conducting legal research; filling out immigration benefit and other standard forms; drafting affidavits and basic motions; assisting with hearing and interview preparation; maintaining case files and data entry in case management database; and other tasks as needed. Conduct client phone screenings and intake interviews and draft intake memoranda. Provide support to pro bono attorneys during case placement and assist with administrative and planning tasks related to pro bono attorney training and mentoring. Serve as point of contact for clients, proactively ensuring that case files and case management system reflect current contact information and status updates on case developments and child’s wellbeing. Conduct regular check-ins with the child for direct representation cases, particularly in cases in which case adjudication is delayed; update attorney and Senior Paralegal regarding new developments, as needed. Assist in case audit efforts for pro bono cases, ensuring that updates from pro bono attorneys regarding case status and child’s wellbeing are timely and accurately recorded. Conduct initial assessment of case referrals received against case acceptance criteria and program priorities. Ensure appropriate processing and data entry for referrals and intakes. Liaise with Social Services Coordinators regarding social services needs and referrals; assist with social services projects depending on office needs; work collaboratively to achieve programmatic goals where legal services/social services intersect.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree. 1+ years’ experience working with at-risk youth, immigrants, refugees, and/or vulnerable populations. Advanced fluency in Spanish language. Experience supporting attorneys working on immigration legal cases. Excellent organizational, time management skills, and attention to detail. Strong cultural competency and cross-cultural communication skills. Ability to work collaboratively with multiple attorneys and non-attorney colleagues. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in writing. Ability to adapt to a high-volume workload with fast-changing deadlines and priorities. Experience conducting legal intakes or interviewing children preferred. Experience working in an office setting preferred. Ability to travel as assigned. Ability to work within an office environment and have regular interaction via telephone, videoconference, IM, and email with team.

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Hiring Coordinator
KIND (Kids In Need of Defense)
1331 G Street NW
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20005

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