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Legal Staff Paralegal in Houston, TX

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Company name

KIND (Kids In Need of Defense)

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Family Law

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required


Houston, TX

Date Last Verified

Jan 18,2018

Posted on

Dec 27,2017

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Paralegal The candidate will assist with interpretation and translation, assist in the preparation or deliverance of outreach and community education events, assist with pro bono placement and related duties, and help manage other administrative duties in the office, including database management. Liaise with colleague NGOs to receive case referrals and ensure that referrals comply with firm's case acceptance criteria; Interview, screen and conduct a comprehensive intake with each individual child; Coordinate and present at outreach, Know-Your-Rights presentations, and/or community education events as needed; Provide translation and interpretation between English and Spanish as needed; Assist with case preparation for direct representation of clients and help prepare filings for state court, the asylum office, and other immigration agencies; Assist with pro bono placements and related duties; Prepare and manage docket lists for upcoming court hearing dates; and Assist with office administration and case management, including data entry. Should have experience working with children, preferably immigrant and refugee children, or experience working with survivors of abuse, human trafficking, or other trauma. Fluency in Spanish is essential. Should have experience conducting intakes and office management. Experience in data management is needed.

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
KIND (Kids In Need of Defense)
1331 G Street NW
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20005