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Full time Immigration Paralegal

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Entre Hermanos
|
Seattle, WA
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Published 4 days ago

Reporting to the Managing Attorney, the Paralegal is primarily responsible for providing legal support to Entre Hermanos’ immigration attorneys and together, provide crucial immigration services to the community.


Our immigration services include representing individuals before U.S. immigration agencies with a focus on individuals in immigration court proceedings. Applications include naturalization, residency, U-visas, Asylum, and other forms of relief.

We are seeking a staff member that has a dedication and interest in advancing their career in immigration law. The primary responsibility will be to provide support to the department attorneys the current workload with the opportunity for increasing responsibility and mentorship.

Essential Functions

1.        Provide reception during office hours

2.        Translate documents and provide interpretation

3.       Records requests such as birth certificates, medical and criminal

          records

4.        Case management including keeping the electronic database up to 

          date, filing, copying, scanning and emailing documents, mailing           correspondence for  

           hearings, interviews, and other required appointments or notices

5.       Prepare immigration forms and supporting documents, draft 

          declarations and communications, interviewing clients

6.       Submit electronic and in-court filings

7.       Conduct client screening and intakes

8.       Other administrative or legal tasks as needed for the Legal department


Competencies

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem solving
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Spanish language fluency required and will be tested at time of interview 
  • Trans-competency and the ability to work in the LGBTQ+ Latinx immigrant community
  • Comfortable working in collaboration with others and under attorney supervision
  • Attention to detail and a quick learner
  • Interest in immigration law

Required Education and Experience

  • Must have a BA or paralegal certificate, and/or at least one to three years of experience as a support staff working under the supervision of an immigration (preferred) attorney
  • Experience working in a non-profit, at a public interest, or community-based organization is helpful 
  • Enthusiasm for working at a progressive, sex-positive organization
  • Passion for social justice for immigrants required
  • DACA Recipients encouraged to apply!


Preferred Education and Experience

  • Experience with deportation defense and immigration courts is a plus
  • Experience working with immigrants or persons experiencing trauma and other mental health matters is a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a high-volume law office

Classification and Work Schedule

This is a full-time, non-exempt position. Work schedule will be Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with flexibility required based on the needs of the organization.

Work Environment and Physical Demands

This job operates in a professional office environment. The position requires frequent sitting, standing, walking, using hands and arms in working with documents, communicating in person, over the phone, and electronically. Regular discussions regarding physical and mental violence and harm, sexual and domestic abuse, discrimination and other related topics are part of the job duties. Some travel may be required within the Seattle-Tacoma area.  

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to be a fixed description of the required tasks which can change in the future to meet the department’s needs.

Salary: Range - $34,000 –$ 44,160 and generous employee benefits

Interested parties should send their 1) Resume 2) Cover Letter, and 3) three references. Please submit all materials to mayra@entrehermanos.org.

Position will remain open until filled. 


Reporting to the Managing Attorney, the Paralegal is primarily responsible for providing legal support to Entre Hermanos’ immigration attorneys and together, provide crucial immigration services to the community.


Our immigration…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    November 1, 2021
  • Education
    2-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

USD 34,000 - USD 44,000

Benefits

Employee benefits provided.

Employee benefits provided.

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual in English and Spanish. Fluency in other languages spoken in Latin countries is also helpful.

Bilingual in English and Spanish. Fluency in other languages spoken in Latin countries is also helpful.

Location

On-site
1621 S Jackson St, Seattle, WA 98144, USA
202

How to Apply

Email a cover letter, resume and 3 references for consideration. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Email a cover letter, resume and 3 references for consideration. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

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