Job Details

Legal Advocate/paralegal

Company name

Los Angeles Center For Law and Justice (LACLJ)

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Sep 29, 2020

Valid Through

Jan 12, 2021

Posted on

Aug 06, 2020

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 40000 to 45000 Annually

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required


Los Angeles, CA, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Immigration >> Immigration
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Legal Advocate/Paralegal
The candidate will assist attorneys with legal matters and provide support to clients in immigration cases on behalf of survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and/or human trafficking. Will prepare documents and forms under the supervision of a Directing or Senior Attorney, meet and correspond with clients, and provide administrative support to attorneys, as needed. Conduct interviews and engage in fact-gathering with clients. Under attorney supervision, prepare cover letters and immigration-specific forms and related supplemental documents for filing with USCIS and the Executive Office of Immigration Review. Calendar deadlines and events for client matters. Track deadlines for attorney actions including filings, court appearances and other deadlines. Prepare client evidence for filing. Communicate with clients, law enforcement, Dept. of Children and Family Services, as needed. Fax, scan and mail documents as needed. Perform legal research to assist attorneys and eligibility review, as needed. Assist the Directing Attorney with periodic reporting requirements. Translate documents from Spanish to English (and vice versa), as needed. Perform searches, retrieve documents and make copies of filings. Ensure accurate and timely tracking of all messages, mail and documents. Prepare, organize, and maintain physical and digital files for clients.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have Baccalaureate degree in any subject and 1 year of law-related experience under the supervision of an experienced attorney, OR Associate’s Degree and Certificate of Completion of a paralegal program approved by the CA Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education. Must have strong technology and software skills including MS Outlook, Word, Excel, internet searches, Must have fluency in spoken and written English and Spanish. Should have familiarity with USCIS forms, especially those related to U visa, VAWA, T visa petitions. Must have experience and interest in working with low-income immigrants, trauma-survivors, and/or other under-served, under-represented populations.

Additional info

Send cover letter and resume.

Company info

Marilyn Florentino
Los Angeles Center For Law and Justice (LACLJ)
1241 South Soto st. 102
Los Angeles, CA 90023

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