Immigration Paralegal

Job Type

Full Time

Published

06/11/2018

Address

45 Wadsworth Avenue
New York
NY
10033
United States

Description

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

NMIC’s Immigration Paralegals work closely with our highly skilled and experienced interdisciplinary legal team. Paralegals provide assistance to NMIC clients in a variety of immigration matters and collaborate with partner organizations, including but not limited to ActionNYC.  

 ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct intake to determine eligibility for immigration benefits and/or legal representation.
  • Prepare and file immigration applications on behalf of clients.
  • Conduct legal research where appropriate.
  • Remain informed and abreast of recent developments in immigration law.
  • Attend ongoing educational trainings and forums, at NMIC and at other agencies.
  • Translate legal documents from Spanish into English.
  • Refer clients for necessary legal and social services within and outside of the agency.
  • Maintain client database, client files and correspondence.
  • Participate in all unit, agency meetings, legal trainings and outreach events.
  • Team oriented approach and available to complete additional assignments as required

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred. Associate’s degree or paralegal certificate will be considered.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with experience in immigration law.
  • Strong organizational and writing skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and use of spreadsheets.
  • Fluency in Spanish is required.

    


NMIC IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:

NMIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively encourages candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply for employment. Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirements. A combination of education and experience will be considered unless specifically stated otherwise.

 


 

All attachments must be submitted in Word or PDF format. No telephone calls, please.

 

 

 

 

 

Benefits

SALARY/BENEFITS:


NMIC offers a competitive salary based on experience and education as well as a comprehensive and generous benefits package: medical, dental, life, and disability insurance are included; paid time off, including 20 vacation days, 15 sick days, 5 personal days, and 12 agency holidays; a 401k with agency contribution; and other benefits.


 

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in Spanish is required.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

2-year degree

How To Apply

legalemployment@nmic.org
http://www.nmic.org

TO APPLY:

Please address all applications to Rodrigo Sanchez-Camus, Esq. Director of Legal Services, at legalemployment@nmic.org with the job title in the subject line and include the following:


  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • One writing sample
  • Salary requirements



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