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Company name

Church World Service (CWS)

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Jun 14,2018

Posted on

Jun 13,2018

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required


Miami, FL
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Paralegal The candidate will report To: Senior Paralegal. Will assist the Attorney and/or other paralegals in the preparation of the case files including compiling application packets in an accurate fashion by completing required accompanying documents and providing interpretation/translation for attorney(s) and/or clients when necessary. Perform outreach in the community. This position is stationed in Palm Beach County; however, may have to travel to the Broward Office when necessary. Analyze each applicant to determine eligibility for desired immigration benefit. Spot potential problems and issues in each instance that may prevent applicant from receiving desired benefit. Identify potential solutions for identified issues and problems. Conduct intake and/or exit interviews and determine client eligibility for services. Assist clients in completing their immigration applications, including, but limited to employment authorization (I-765); permanent residence (I-485); asylum (I-589); parole renewal (I-94); citizenship (N-400). Compile application packets in an accurate fashion by completing required accompanying documents, such as birth certificates, marriage certificates, photographs, translations, etc. Develop and maintain accurate Case List and manage case files. Stay abreast of developments in immigration laws and changes in procedures. Act as interpreter or translator as needed. Review and clip relevant newspaper articles and file for later reference. Performs outreach during evening and weekends when necessary. Work from community partners locations as assigned. Perform other related duties as requested. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience is required. Previous work experience with asylum seekers, refugees, asylees, and immigrant entrants is essential. Fluency in Spanish or Haitian Creole is required. Must have strong computer literacy with knowledge of word processing and database applications. Strong English writing skills is essential.

Additional info

Posting Number: 1182

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Church World Service (CWS)
1924 NW 84th Ave.
Building 10 , Beacon Centre
Miami, FL 33126

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