Legal Assistant - Released Children's Program

Full-time 3 views
Company Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) Location Dallas, TX, United States

Public Interest

Legal Staff

USD
21
Hourly

Full-time

Jun 22, 2022

Oct 05, 2022

May 04, 2022

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Legal Assistant - Released Children's Program
The candidate assists attorneys with their caseload providing direct representation to individuals eligible for immigration relief. Meets with clients telephonically and prepares applications for review. Prepares filings for individuals before the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and others. Handles incoming and outgoing mail remotely. Gathers supporting documents and prepares translations. Assumes general administrative responsibilities, including detailed case management and timekeeping. Gathers, tracks, and records client data. Manages both electronic and paper case files including client case log Conducts initial interviews (“Legal Screenings”) in accordance with the firm's policy. Screens clients for persecution, trafficking, and torture utilizing trauma-informed approaches to provide services and support to clients. Provides referrals for released clients in accordance with the firm's policy. Assists with Advocacy efforts and community outreach. Provides Pro Se assistance to prospective clients. Conducts Know Your Rights Presentation using approved material. Travels to detention facilities/shelters and other locations locally and/or statewide, as needed. Provides support to volunteers. Performs all additional responsibilities required by the unit and other tasks as assigned.



Qualification and Experience

The candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree or 1+years of experience in a law office setting or work with the relevant community or population. Experience in immigration and/or criminal law is preferred. Bilingual or multilingual is preferred. Should be able to communicate cross-culturally and work in a multicultural setting with patience and compassion with diverse individuals. Should have the ability to work independently and as part of a diverse, multidisciplinary team. Should have strong organizational and time-management skills and excellent oral and written communication skills.

Salary
USD 21 Hourly
Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES)
1910 Pacific Ave
Suite 5045
Dallas, TX 75201

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