Job Details

Paralegal Ii

Company name

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA)

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Jun 04,2018

Posted on

Jan 30,2018

Location

Dilley, TX
Practice Area
Immigration >> Immigration
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Profile

Paralegal II Duties: Develop specialized knowledge of asylum law and expedited removal; Prepare individuals for an interview with a USCIS Asylum Officer; Prepare individuals who seek Immigration Judge review of a negative decision by an Asylum Officer; Support clients who request release on bond after a positive credible or reasonable fear determination; Draft declarations; Gather evidence, including country conditions, that supports an individual’s eligibility for asylum; Prepare filings for court; Communicate with stakeholders, including Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services; Communicate with clients and their loved ones; Collaborate with current community partners and form new partnerships; Create legal educational materials; Support and collaborate with local and national volunteers; Maintain accurate and complete client files and administrative records; Prepare administrative reports; Provide translation and interpretation; and Provide legal information and referrals.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: College degree. Fluency in English and Spanish. Excellent oral and writing skills. Ability to work independently and as a part of a team. Flexibility to work evenings and weekends and accommodate an irregular work schedule. A proven commitment to supporting vulnerable immigrant populations. Preferred: Dedication to and experience in serving low-income populations. Experience working with survivors of trauma. Experience coordinating or participating in volunteer-based projects.

Additional info

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Company info

Monica Bustamante
Recruitment Manager
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA)
1331 Texas Ave
El Paso, TX 79901