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Legal Staff Paralegal in Portland, OR

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Company name

Catholic Charties

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Immigration

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required

Location

Portland, OR

Date Last Verified

May 29,2018

Posted on

Apr 15,2018

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Legal Assistant DUTIES: Assist Program Director in preparing client applications and monitoring all open cases. Extensive written and oral correspondence with clients, including: answering phones, greeting clients, scheduling client appointments, assisting Program Director during appointments, providing information and referral, closing cases. Communicate with and screen all former clients who are eligible for U Visa adjustments, collect documentation, and distribute cases to attorneys and representatives. Translate for client appointments at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Recruit, train, and manage administrative and translation volunteers. Assist Program Director with various projects such as grant applications and reports. Maintain and update monthly office reports and miscellaneous reports as assigned. Receive client fees and process accordingly. Additional duties as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

QUALIFICATIONS: Must be bilingual (Spanish/English) and bi-culturally competent. Ability to communicate concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing in Spanish and English. 2+ years of previous legal assistance experience in the immigration law field preferred. Demonstrate judgment and discretion in dealing with confidential matters. Skills and experience in Microsoft Office programs, legal software preferred (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint). Must be able to organize and prioritize work, be proactive, take initiative, resolve problems, follow through, and simultaneously manage multiple priorities to ensure goals are met in a timely manner. Strong analytical and strategic problem solving skills with high attention to detail.
Deadline: 04-Jun-2018 (PST)

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Catholic Charties
2740 SE Powell Boulevard, 5
Portland, OR 97202