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About PANA

The Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans - PANA is a non-profit, non-partisan organization fighting to advance the full economic, social, and civic inclusion of refugees in San Diego, throughout California, and across the country. PANA works at the intersection of Black African, Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, & South Asian (BAMEMSA) refugee communities impacted by racial/ethnic profiling, religious bias, increased government surveillance and harassment, and poverty among the many issues affecting our refugee communities. 

PANA advances significant policy reforms at the city, county, and state level to ensure newly resettled refugees have equal access to family sustaining jobs, quality and healthy homes, and meaningful education that translates to upskilling in the workforce. In addition to policy and legal advocacy, PANA uses an integrated voter engagement approach to build and leverage deep community networks, develop community leaders, and establish a civic engagement infrastructure to amplify the voice, visibility and impact of our community.

Paralegal Position

Assists attorney in providing legal assistance and representation to low-income refugees. The paralegal (assisted by interpreters and/or bilingual organizers) will conduct preliminary intakes, gather relevant facts, and research legal issues. 

The Paralegal will report directly to the Staff Attorney. 

Responsibilities

  • Conduct intakes with community members 
  • Gather facts and relevant information 
  • Work with attorney to provide direct representation
  • Prepare, draft and format documents (for instance immigration forms)
  • Review and proofread legal documents and forms
  • Assist attorney to prepare Know Your Rights presentations and materials
  • Provide assistance during workshops and self-help clinics
  • Collect and manage data (generate weekly reports)

Qualifications and Skills Required

  • Be passionate about social justice for immigrants and refugees 
  • Paralegal certificate preferred, will consider part-time paralegal student with prior  administrative/legal experience
  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities and work effectively with a team in a rapidly moving environment
  • Extremely organized with close attention to detail and accuracy
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Gmail
  • Ability to speak Arabic, Urdu, Farsi, Kurdish, Vietnamese, or Somali preferred (but not required).

About PANA

The Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans - PANA is a non-profit, non-partisan organization fighting to advance the full economic, social, and civic inclusion of refugees in San Diego, throughout California, and across…

Detalles a Simple Vista

  • Flexibilidad
    A Tiempo Completo
  • Fecha límite de postulación
    30 de diciembre de 2021
  • Educación
    Otros Requisitos Educativos
Salario
USD $54.000 - USD $60.000
/ año

Compensación

Benefits include Health insurance, Paid time off, Dental insurance, 401(k), Parental leave, Professional development assistance.

Benefits include Health insurance, Paid time off, Dental insurance, 401(k), Parental leave, Professional development assistance.

Ubicación

Presencial
4089 Fairmount Ave, San Diego, CA 92105, USA

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