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Temporary Paralegal, FJC Civil Legal Service Project

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About NYLAG

Founded in 1990, NYLAG is a leading civil legal services organization combating economic, racial, and social injustice by advocating for people experiencing poverty or in crisis. Our services include comprehensive, free civil legal services, financial empowerment, impact litigation, policy advocacy, and community partnerships. NYLAG exists because wealth should not determine who has access to justice. We aim to disrupt systemic racism by serving individuals and families whose legal and financial crises are often rooted in racial inequality. NYLAG goes to where the need is, providing services in more than 150 community sites (e.g. courts, hospitals, libraries) and on our Mobile Legal Help Center. During COVID-19, most of our services are virtual to keep our community safe. NYLAG’s staff of 300 impacted the lives of nearly 90,000 people last year.

 

Job description:

In NYLAG’s FJC Civil Legal Service Project, an immigration paralegal will work on-site in the Bronx and Staten Island Family Justice Centers (FJC). The paralegal will assist the Project Attorney in providing immigration legal services to immigrant victims of domestic violence.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct civil legal screening;
  • Conduct safety planning;
  • Identify legal and non-legal needs for appropriate referrals;
  • Research statutes, legal articles, and legal codes;
  • Follow up with clients and assist in obtaining documents needed for evaluation of cases and case filings;
  • Prepare legal documents such as cover letters, applications, memos, and motions, draft client affidavits;
  • Translate documents;
  • Interpret as needed;
  • Maintain pertinent documents in client file folders and document case and client data;
  • Prepare educational materials and provide group presentations to advise potential clients of their legal rights;
  • Conduct outreach to partner sites for immigration educational trainings and help-desks;
  • Work closely with FJC partners;
  • Maintain files and case notes in NYLAG and FJC database; and
  • Assist with grant reporting needs.


Qualifications:

  • College degree, paralegal certificate, high school degree, GED, or equivalent preferred;
  • Applicants must be fluent in Spanish;
  • Direct work with clientele in the past;
  • Experience working with immigrants and/or domestic violence victims preferred;
  • Strong interest in immigration law and immigrant rights;
  • Demonstrated commitment to public interest work;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Excellent written, oral and analytical skills;
  • Excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, internet research); and
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work independently.

 

Employment type: Temporary

Professional Level: Professional

Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience. 

Benefits: Excellent benefits.

 

NYLAG’s Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

NYLAG is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, people with disabilities, immigrants, veterans, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people, and those with lived experiences in the communities we serve are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

The New York Legal Assistance Group is an equal opportunity employer; applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Salary commensurate with experience and subject to funding limitations.

About NYLAG

Founded in 1990, NYLAG is a leading civil legal services organization combating economic, racial, and social injustice by advocating for people experiencing poverty or in crisis. Our services include comprehensive, free civil…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Temporary
  • Education
    Other Education Requirement
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
Associated Location
New York, NY, USA

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