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Immigration Legal Assistant/Paralegal

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La Raza Community Resource Center


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December 14, 2020
December 7, 2020
Competitive nonprofit salary

Immigration Legal Assistant/Paralegal Position

La Raza Community Resource Center (LRCRC) is seeking a legal assistant or paralegal who is committed to serving the immigrant community and has the motivation and skills required to join us in fighting deportations, reunifying families, safeguarding due process rights, and supporting the immigrant community during these challenging times.

About La Raza Community Resource Center

La Raza Community Resource Center (www.larazacrc.org)* is a bilingual, multi-service non-profit Latino community center dedicated to meeting the social service, immigration, and leadership development needs of the Bay Area's immigrant communities. We use a holistic service model of legal and social services to address intersecting needs and create lasting change in the community. La Raza CRC is a founding member of numerous SF Bay Area nonprofit collaboratives.

 *(Please note that our new website is temporarily down while it's being updated.)

Job Summary: The Immigration Program Assistant/Paralegal supports the work of La Raza CRC’s three immigration attorneys, under the supervision of the Immigration Program Coordinator. This includes working on cases in areas such as Removal Defense, Asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Family Petitions, Naturalization, Temporary Protected Status, Green Card renewals, Employment Authorization, Adjustment of Status, DACA, etc. The legal assistant/paralegal will also provide administrative support. 

The successful Immigration Program Legal Assistant/Paralegal candidate will be bilingual (English/Spanish), possess the ability to work efficiently and independently, have great attention to detail, and be proactive in solving problems. The candidate will also be client-service oriented, have great organizational skills, have the ability to switch gears easily, and will be highly motivated to serve the immigrant community, and the most vulnerable community members in particular. This is a full-time position (40 hours per week).


 Duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Initial client intake.
  • Meet with clients and prepare immigration forms and sworn statements.
  • Organize, analyze, and prepare documents, forms, and/or evidence.
  • Legal research and writing.
  • Manage client appointment calendar: schedule new appointments, call clients to remind them of upcoming appointments, keep calendar up-to-date.
  • Interpret at Naturalization, Adjustment of Status, and Asylum interviews.
  • Translate documents between English and Spanish.
  • Input immigration client information into client/case management system, ensuring all client information and interactions are up-to-date. Must be able to manage sensitive information and maintain client confidentiality.
  • Collect, gather, and validate data and help prepare reports to support LRCRC leadership.
  • Support and participate in legal clinics and other community events, including (infrequently) on Saturdays.
  • Participate in policy advocacy campaigns and other community initiatives.
  • Provide administrative support to Program Coordinators when needed.

 

Qualifications:

  • At least 2 years of relevant work experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent formal and informal education.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both English and Spanish.
  • Proficiency with MS Office, especially Microsoft Word and Excel. Excellent data entry skills and understanding of internet applications and database use.
  • High attention to detail and ability to work well under pressure.
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills.

Immigration Legal Assistant/Paralegal Position

La Raza Community Resource Center (LRCRC) is seeking a legal assistant or paralegal who is committed to serving the immigrant community and has the motivation and skills required to join us…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Entry level

Benefits

Salary commensurate with experience. La Raza Community Resource Center provides Health and Dental Insurance after a probationary period.

Salary commensurate with experience. La Raza Community Resource Center provides Health and Dental Insurance after a probationary period.

Level of Language Proficiency

English and Spanish fluency is required.

English and Spanish fluency is required.

Location

474 Valencia Street, Suite 100, San Francisco, CA 94103

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*Start date is approximate. We would like to fill this position as soon as possible, so it could be earlier than date shown. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.

La Raza Community Resource Center does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, medical condition, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

This is an on-site position. La Raza Community Resource Center uses best practices and complies with local and state regulations to ensure a safe workplace during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

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