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Paralegal - Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

Company name

Heartland Alliance For Human Needs & Human Rights

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required


Chicago, IL

Date Last Verified

Apr 19,2018

Posted on

Mar 28,2018
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Paralegal - Unaccompanied Immigrant Children The candidate responds to NIJC’s non-detained UIC hotline and conducts intake, as assigned. Conducts legal and factual research. Assesses cases to determine eligibility. Conducts interviews with clients and witnesses. Drafts applications, affidavits, letters and/or legal pleadings and prepares supporting documentation. Prepares materials for submission to Department of Homeland Security, Immigration Court, or other entities as appropriate. Reviews, analyzes and presents cases to supervisor. Assists in the placement of SIJS cases with pro bono attorneys and tracks individual cases and outcomes. Remains current on immigration law, policies and procedures. Maintains complete, thorough, accurate and current records in an organized fashion in accordance with legal standards, rules and ethics. Ensures the accuracy, substance and timeliness of statistical and narrative reports, projects, schedules and other relevant work products. In accord with organizational policies and the ethical standards required of the legal profession, the Code of Professional Responsibility, preserves client confidentiality, accounts for client monies and avoids conflicts of interest. Other duties may be assigned. Should have Bachelor's degree with demonstrated experience working with immigrants, refugees and/or asylum seekers. Should preferably have 1+ year of year of experience working with these populations. Fluency in English and Spanish is required. Ability to communicate articulately with internal and external audiences are needed. Excellent writing, editing, organizational and computer skills required. Ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently and perform well under strict deadlines is needed.

Additional info

Req ID: 5009

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Heartland Alliance For Human Needs & Human Rights
208 South La Salle Street
Suite 1818
Chicago, IL 60601

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