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Bilingual Paralegal Advocate - Immigrant Justice Program

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Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy, a non-profit provider of civil legal assistance to low-income persons in the Charlotte region, seeks a Full-Time Paralegal Advocate for its Immigrant Justice Program (“IJP”). Paralegal Advocates participate in all IJP projects and may be reassigned as necessary. The initial primary assignment for this position will be the Fingerprint Project and assisting in landlord-tenant and domestic violence representation. 

Projects will include:

(1) assisting attorneys in providing legal advice and representation to immigrants in landlord/tenant, domestic violence, and immigration law matters;

(2) the Safe Release Program, which assists in reunifying immigrant minors in detention with sponsors and includes the fingerprinting of sponsors; and

(3) providing minor immigrants and their parents and other family members who sponsor them with information helpful to navigating immigration court. 

Responsibilities will include:

• Scheduling prospective custodians for appointments and assisting with necessary paperwork and data entry;

• Fingerprint clients using digital system;

• Assist with intake and screening of new landlord-tenant and domestic violence clients;

• Assist in the preparation of rental assistance applications;

• Translate written documents from Spanish into English for immigration, domestic violence and landlord-tenant clients represented by IJP attorneys;

• Interpret for Spanish-speaking immigration, domestic violence and landlord-tenant clients represented by IJP attorneys; and,

• Other tasks as directed.

Qualifications:

• Two-year or four-year college degree or equivalent training or experience;

• Paralegal certification or equivalent experience desired but not required;

• Experience working with low-income individuals and/or immigrants;

Spanish fluency is required.

• Proficiency in MS Office, including Word, Excel, Power Point and Adobe PDF professional;

• Ability to work independently and in a team environment;

• Ability to effectively collaborate with co-workers and clients in virtual, face to face, and meeting settings.

• Upon acceptance of an offer of employment, applicant will be required to undergo a criminal background check, tuberculosis screening, and screening for child abuse and neglect. Receiving clearance on all of these screens is required for employment in this position.

Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy, a non-profit provider of civil legal assistance to low-income persons in the Charlotte region, seeks a Full-Time Paralegal Advocate for its Immigrant Justice Program (“IJP”). Paralegal Advocates…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    December 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    November 30, 2021
  • Education
    Other Education Requirement

Compensation

At least USD 34,500
Depending on experience.

Benefits

Generous leave and benefits, including paid time off, Holidays, health, dental, vision.

Generous leave and benefits, including paid time off, Holidays, health, dental, vision.

Level of Language Proficiency

Two-year or four-year college degree or equivalent training or experience;

Paralegal certification or equivalent experience desired but not required;

Spanish fluency is required. 

Two-year or four-year college degree or equivalent training or experience;

Paralegal certification or equivalent experience desired but not required;

Spanish fluency is…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Charlotte, NC
Associated Location
1431 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204, United States

How to Apply

To Apply send all of the following:

• a detailed letter explaining your qualifications for and interest in this specific position and organization, describe qualifications for this program, experience with low-income individuals, Spanish language proficiency, and other relevant information;

• Resume; • Writing sample;

• Names and telephone numbers of three references to: Administrative Manager, Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy, by email to careers@charlottelegaladvocacy.org or by mail to 1431 Elizabeth Avenue, Charlotte, NC, 28204, email is preferred. Form letters and inquiries not containing this information will not be considered.

Equal opportunity employer.

Veterans, women, minorities, and disabled persons are encouraged to apply.

To Apply send all of the following:

• a detailed letter explaining your qualifications for and interest in this specific position and organization, describe qualifications for…

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