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Legal Assistant (Asylum)

Georgia Asylum & Immigration Network (GAIN)
Atlanta, Georgia / working from home
$39,999 - $49,999 plus benefits
Closing date
Jun 23, 2023

Title:                           Legal Assistant (Asylum)

Salary Range:           $39,999-49,999

Education:                 Bachelor’s Degree Required

Location:                    Atlanta, GA

Type:                          Full-Time


The Georgia Asylum & Immigration Network (GAIN), a nonprofit organization with a mission of protecting and empowering immigrant survivors of crime and persecution, is seeking a full-time Legal Assistant to support its flagship asylum program.

Responsibilities include:

  • Under the supervision of a licensed or accredited legal practitioner, provide clients with information about immigration benefits available through USCIS, work with clients to gather documents, and assist clients to complete applications
  • Assist with managing voicemails and incoming calls and conduct intake interviews with potential clients
  • Provide interpretation assistance on an as-needed basis for client meetings and written communication
  • Respond to inquiries from clients regarding case status and submit inquiries on case status to USCIS/EOIR
  • Process correspondence from USCIS/EOIR, including notifying clients, assisting clients to prepare responses to notices or evidence requests as appropriate, and following up with relevant parties Maintain accurate and up-to-date physical and electronic files and detailed case notes, enter required data in a timely manner, meet all case reporting requirements within established timelines and standards, and assist in the completion of statistical, narrative, and financial reports
  • Collaborate with Navigators, Paralegals, and Attorneys to provide thoughtful, holistic services to clients
  • Represent GAIN with clients, community members, and partners by receiving and returning phone calls and emails, scheduling appointments, supporting events, and conducting outreach for legal services
  • Maintain strict client confidentiality and observe all other ethical practices/obligations as outlined in GAIN’s Employee Handbook
  • Manage intern and volunteer support as needed
  • May require occasional weekend and/or evening work
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or related experience
  • Demonstrated success working and communicating effectively in a multi-cultural environment and with Limited English Proficient populations
  • Able to work effectively in a team environment, as well as take independent initiative
  • Excellent attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook) and comfortable utilizing online software and programs
  • Excellent communication skills with proficiency in written and spoken English is required
  • Demonstrated dedication to immigrant rights, social justice, and/or human rights based on work experience, volunteer service, or educational activities
  • Bilingual candidates preferred (e.g. Spanish, Arabic, Dari, French)

Benefits Include:

Comprehensive benefits include: 10 US holidays, 10-30 days paid time off days depending on tenure, fully-paid medical insurance for employee (dental insurance optional), 403(b) retirement savings plan, Employee Assistance Program, mileage reimbursement, and more.

How to Apply:

 To apply for this position, please email cover letter and resume to jobs@georgiaasylum[dot]org


GAIN is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage and seek applications from people of color, including bilingual and bi-cultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.


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