Bilingual Immigration Paralegal

Location
San Jose, California
Posted
Apr 29, 2019
Closes
May 29, 2019
Job Function
Legal
Position Type
Full Time, Part Time, Telecommute
Degree Level
Associate
Willingness to Travel
up to 25%
Experience Level
Professional

AGENCY DESCRIPTION:  The Asian Law Alliance (ALA) is a non-profit community law office that has provided legal services, community education and advocacy services since 1977 to the Asian and Pacific Islander communities in Santa Clara County.  Priority areas are immigration/citizenship, housing, domestic violence, public benefits and civil rights.

JOB DESCRIPTION:  The Immigration Paralegal will work alongside our team of immigration attorneys. This position could be full-time or part-time and will start with a 6-month probationary period to determine fit.  Bay Area candidates preferred but the position could be worked remotely from anywhere in the U.S.  The paralegal will provide administrative and legal support on complex cases, primarily removal defense and asylum. The paralegal will also work on cases including, but not limited to, naturalization, DACA, adjustment of status, and work permits. Duties and responsibilities will include the following:

  • Conducting initial client intakes and follow-up meetings
  • Providing Spanish/English interpretation and document translation for client meetings, case preparation, immigration interviews and court hearings
  • Preparing and filing immigration forms as well as analyzing and organizing supporting evidence
  • Conducting legal and non-legal research in support of complex immigration matters
  • Inputting and updating client and case information in online case management system

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be fluent in English and Spanish
  • Must have demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the needs of the low income immigrant community
  • Must have strong verbal, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Must have familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Must have excellent attention to detail and ability to work under pressure
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours including evenings and/or weekends
  • California driver’s license and own vehicle required for local candidates

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