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Legal Assistant, Immigrant Children & Youth Program

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Description:

GHIRP is an immigration legal services organization with 501(c)(3) status that launched in October 2020, with a mission to build a resilient, diverse community by providing comprehensive representation and holistic legal services to immigrants in need. GHIRP is seeking a full-time legal assistant to support attorneys in representing clients in immigration- related matters, including court proceedings, asylum, special immigrant juvenile status, and other humanitarian legal relief.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Conduct Know Your Rights (KYR) presentations, comprehensive legal screenings, and needs assessments of potential clients, under attorney supervision.
  • Assist in obtaining supporting documentation and completing immigration legal applications, under attorney supervision.
  • Assist with Immigration Court dockets and representation.
  • Maintain contact with clients to encourage consistency and motivation. Update clients on their case status. Follow up on case outcomes.
  • Direct and assist clients in the acquisition of social services and benefits.
  • Coordinate client services with immigration attorneys, social workers, and interns.
  • Organize and maintain client files and data for reporting.
  • Participate in regular peer and supervisor review meetings and trainings.
  • Contribute to grant proposals, reports, and periodic communications pieces.
  • Participate in outreach activities and information sessions for immigrants and social service agencies. Outreach may require occasional evening and weekend events.
  • Perform all other duties as needed and/or as directed by supervisor.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience. Candidates working toward completion of their bachelor’s will also be considered.
  • Fluency in English and Spanish.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, including proficiency in Excel.
  • Previous experience in immigration law, case management, or social services preferred.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage time and resources.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Team player, highly self-motivated, responsive, and a good trouble-shooter.
  • Commitment to serving immigrants and sensitivity to the needs of low-income, culturally diverse clients.
  • Texas Driver's License; clean driving record; own vehicle; applicable auto insurance.

Description:

GHIRP is an immigration legal services organization with 501(c)(3) status that launched in October 2020, with a mission to build a resilient, diverse community by providing comprehensive representation and holistic legal…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Compensation

At least USD 42,000

Benefits

GHIRP has outstanding benefits including medical and dental insurance, life insurance, long-term disability leave, and paid holidays. We currently require at least 3 days per week in office, with the option to work from home 2 days a week.

GHIRP has outstanding benefits including medical and dental insurance, life insurance, long-term disability leave, and paid holidays. We currently require at least 3 days per…

Level of Language Proficiency

Applicant must be fluent in English and Spanish.

Applicant must be fluent in English and Spanish.

Location

On-site
6001 Savoy Dr, Houston, TX 77036, USA
Ste 400

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Please upload a resume and cover letter. For any questions, email Alexa Sendukas, Managing Attorney, Immigrant Children & Youth Program at AlexaS@ghirp.org.

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