Probar - Legal Assistant

Full-time 12 views
Company American Bar Association (ABA) Location Harlingen, TX, United States


Legal Staff

32200 to 35080

Min 1 yrs required


Jun 09, 2022

Sep 22, 2022

Dec 10, 2021


ProBAR - Legal Assistant TX-CA
Duties: Answers phone calls and screens callers to give appropriate information, referral, or assignment on the database. Provides administrative support and assistance to assigned legal staff. Prepares legal filings, and documents (e.g., immigration applications, correspondence, translations, etc.) as directed. Assesses the urgency of situations and determines appropriate actions, monitors status of pending items, and provides updates/feedback to appropriate legal team members. Monitors case activities and maintains the data integrity of the case management systems. Assists legal support staff, including paralegals and senior paralegals, and attorneys with tracking filing and other case-related deadlines. Assists with referral of clients to pro bono counsel as directed. Conducts and assists with coordination and tracking of other legal services as necessary. Accesses, processes, and ensures the confidentiality and control of client information. Performs other related duties as required.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: A high school diploma or GED. 1 year experience using legal terminology, legal document formatting, and assisting with court filings. Fluent in English and Spanish in written and spoken forms. Intermediate proficiency with online research and Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, OneDrive, SharePoint, Teams). Must be familiar with conducting virtual meetings, training, and observations on software such as Zoom, Teams, etc. Must be able to pick up on client verbal and non-verbal cues. Participates in cross-functional team collaborations, demonstrating cultural awareness, and promoting a positive and respectful work atmosphere in a fast-paced and detailed-oriented environment. Must have reliable transportation to travel between office and off-site work locations. Ability to travel to and enter care provider facilities funded by the office of Refugee Resettlement, Administration for Children and Families, United States Department of Health and Human Services which provide housing and services to unaccompanied children. This position will require the provision of legal services to unaccompanied children in such care provider facilities. In accordance with the federal regulation, background check will be required for this position. Preferred Education, Qualifications, Experience: An associate’s or higher degree from an accredited U.S. institution in paralegal studies, criminal justice, political science, or related field and 1 year work experience. Prior work experience with children, particularly from Central America and including indigenous language speaking populations. Prior volunteer, community, or work experience regarding immigration or detention. Prior non-profit experience, particularly involving immigration detention.

Min Salary/Max Salary
USD 32200 to 35080 Annually

Additional info

Req #833. Send resume and cover letter.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
American Bar Association (ABA)
301 E. Madison Ave
Harlingen, TX 78550
Phone: 956-425-9231
Fax: 956-425-9233

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