Legal Assistant (Nashville)

Job Type

Part Time


Minimum: $18,000
Maximum: $20,000
Details: Estimated schedule of 15-20 hours/week



Start Date


Application Deadline



United States


Mid-South Immigration Advocates (MIA) is seeking a part-time legal assistant for work with unaccompanied children housed in the Nashville area. Qualified candidates must be fluent in English and Spanish, with excellent interpretation and translation skills. A bachelor’s degree is strongly preferred. Candidates must be detail-oriented, compassionate, and have an interest in immigration law. Experience with administrative work or immigration law is preferred, but not required.


·        Communicating with Spanish-speaking clients and/or families by phone, including client intake and screening.

·        Assisting in client interviews at foster care facility with interpretation or other support as needed.

·        Translating Spanish-language documents.

·        Sending correspondence to clients (copies of notices, biometrics appointments, or other enclosures as needed).

·        Assisting attorneys in opening, closing, and maintaining files as needed, including filing.

·        Tracking time for work done on “billable” cases or projects.

·        Completing immigration forms or applications under supervision of staff attorneys.

·        Conducting "Know Your Rights” (KYR) presentations at foster care facility under attorney supervision.

·        Data entry.

This position is perfect for college graduates considering law school, individuals with a social work or political science background interested in immigrants’ rights, or anyone who is organized, thorough, and wants to make a positive impact in the lives of immigrants in the Mid-South. Hourly pay is dependent upon qualifications and experience. Weekly schedule may vary, but we anticipate approximately 15-20 hours of work per week.


Health insurance, paid leave, and retirement plan available

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish and English fluency is REQUIRED for this position.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

To apply, please send your resume with a cover letter to