Immigration Paralegal

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Details: Salary range for this position is commensurate with experience and is based on principles of internal equity.

Published

10/17/2018

Application Deadline

11/16/2018

Address

Norcross
Georgia
United States

Description

The South is experiencing a critical moment: there is not enough legal representation for immigrant communities. Georgia is home to the largest detention center in the country, but only one in six immigrants detained in the Southeast has access to an attorney in removal proceedings. These proceedings determine whether immigrants have a right to remain in the United States, to live the lives they have built here alongside their families, or whether they are forced to return to a country they may not even recognize as home. For some, winning or losing is a matter of life or death. To fill this gap in representation, we are partnering with the Southern Poverty Law Center’s (SPLC) Southeast Immigration Freedom Initiative (SIFI) to provide high-quality, pro bono legal representation to detained immigrants.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Atlanta is seeking an Immigration Paralegal to assist in the provision of legal services to individuals in removal proceedings.

About Us

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Atlanta is the first legal and policy advocacy center dedicated to protecting and promoting the rights of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders in Georgia and the Southeast. Founded in 2010 to create a powerful voice for AANHPI and AMEMSA (Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian) communities in the South, we provide in-language direct legal services to low-income clients, coordinate civic engagement and voter mobilization work in Georgia, lead and shapes public policy for AANHPI immigrants and refugees, and develop new leaders to create a better Georgia.

Job Description

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Atlanta is the first legal and policy advocacy center dedicated to protecting and promoting the rights of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders in Georgia and the Southeast. Founded in 2010 to create a powerful voice for AANHPI and AMEMSA (Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian) communities in the South, we provide in-language direct legal services to low-income clients, coordinate civic engagement and voter mobilization work in Georgia, lead and shapes public policy for AANHPI immigrants and refugees, and develop new leaders to create a better Georgia.

Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree or Paralegal Certificate;

• Critical thinking, complex problem solving skills, attention to detail, ability to work well

with others and excellent writing and communication skills;

• Proficiency with legal programs such as Westlaw and Lexis, desirable;

• Ability to work well under pressure, including some evenings and weekends;

• Ability to set/change priorities according to deadline requirements;

• Ability to take initiative, problem-solve, multi-task, and work independently;

• A deep and demonstrated commitment to the cause of civil liberties and civil rights,

preferred.

Benefits

A full benefits package is included. This is a full-time, salaried, non-exempt position.

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in Spanish or one Asian language (Vietnamese, Khmer, Arabic, etc.) required

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

jobs@advancingjustice-atlanta.org
https://advancingjustice-atlanta.org/

We will be screening applications and interviewing on a rolling basis. Send a resume, cover letter, 3 references, and a legal writing sample to jobs@advancingjustice-atlanta.org. No phone calls please.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Atlanta is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply, regardless of race, color, creed, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, age, height, weight, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, HIV status, marital or domestic partner status, or religious affiliation.


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