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Paralegal - Immigrant Legal Defense Project

Company name

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

May 04, 2021

Valid Through

Aug 17, 2021

Posted on

Mar 15, 2021

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required


Chicago, IL, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Immigration >> Immigration
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Paralegal - Immigrant Legal Defense Project
Responsibilities: 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. 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.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree with demonstrated experience working with immigrants, refugees and/or asylum seekers. 1+ year of experience working with these populations preferred. Fluency in English and Spanish is required. Ability to communicate articulately with internal and external audiences. Excellent writing, editing, organizational and computer skills required. Ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently and perform well under strict deadlines.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
National Immigrant Justice Center
208 S. La Salle St.
Suite 1818
Chicago, IL 60604

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