We are a small law firm in Austin, Texas, with a thriving immigration practice. Our mission is to bring peace to immigrant families. Our clients are going through one of the most important processes of their lives. The legal help we provide not only has an effect on the lives of our clients, but also on the lives of their children and grandchildren.
We are seeking a bilingual, Spanish-English, Paralegal to assist the Managing Attorney with a robust caseload, and work with the Legal Team, the Owner and Firm Administrator to ensure cases progress through the pipeline. You will work directly with clients on gathering information and items needed for immigration cases and will support the attorney preparing applications on different immigration cases.
This is a remote position; thus, we are considering applicants from all over the United States. As a precursor to scheduling an interview, we invite you to learn more about the type of person we are looking for and the type of firm culture we are building. If you are interested, follow the instructions at the end to send us your resume.
Our Core Values
COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE: We are each of us constantly striving to improve ourselves and our results. We want to make today better than yesterday.
INTEGRITY: We believe in candor – giving and getting honest, constructive feedback: we say things about each other that we would say to their face.
DREAM TEAM: We are a chosen family. We are honored to be together on this mission and we hold each other to the highest standard.
PASSION: We care intensely about the success of our clients and our team members. We are tenacious and optimistic. We are confident in ourselves and our impact on the world.
INCLUSION: We fight the bullies. We intervene when someone is being marginalized. We nurture and embrace differing perspectives with kindness and empathy.
SELFLESSNESS: We set our egos aside and put the team and the mission first.
What are some of the characteristics that any member of our team must have?
You must be a positive person who is open-minded and open to feedback. Our team is outstanding and does amazing work. We do not do well with gossip, negative attitudes, making excuses, and inability to work with a team. “That’s not my job” is not a phrase that exists in our office. We have a supportive, unified culture and fitting into this culture is the primary job requirement.
We need people who are not afraid of computers or learning new things that will make their jobs easier. You must be proficient with Word, Google Drive, electronic legal research, and basic case management. Also, we’re looking for someone who not only “follows” policies and procedures, but also embraces them and is thankful they exist because they allow us to provide more quality legal services efficiently. You must enjoy developing and implementing systems and continually improving them.
We need high energy and enthusiasm for the work we do (and life in general). You must be able to work fast and change gears quickly. You must be able to think on your feet and make smart decisions.
You also need to be detail-oriented. We help a lot of people. Working fast is no excuse for careless mistakes. No one’s life should be negatively impacted because our firm didn’t meet a deadline or made an avoidable error or oversight. It can’t happen.
You must be willing to go the extra mile to get the job done right the first time. In our practice getting it done right the first time for our clients is very important and we need everyone to work with this goal in mind.
You must, must, must have emotional intelligence and empathy. You must have compassion for our clients and for humankind. You cannot be someone who does not take criticism well or cannot deal well with people. Some of our clients have bad days, and do not always make good life choices. They are dealing with a complex and confusing legal system – on top of everything they encounter in their daily lives. Sometimes they take it out on their legal team. If you do not think that you are up to the challenge of helping sometimes difficult clients, this is not the job for you.
To put it simply, we want you to do good work and lead our team to rally around our clients to help solve their legal problems. We want people who want to fight for immigrant’s rights.
If you are hired, you will be part of a wonderful team of people who work hard to get the job done right the first time and take pride in the work that they do. You will be part of a team that is rewarded for their hard work.
If you have gotten this far and are thinking about applying, it means that you are ready for a challenge and want to be part of a team that helps people and rewards good work.
Skills required for the position:
- Bilingual (Spanish-English).
- Attention to Detail.
- Email and phone etiquette.
- Time management.
- Information recall (remembering case details).
- Familiarization with immigration/legal terminology.
- Typing abilities.
- Knowledge of US immigration system.
Job Type: Full-time.
Schedule: 8 hours shift / Monday to Friday.
Experience: 1 year (Required).
Work Location: Remote.
To apply for the Immigration Paralegal position, e-mail your resume and cover letter to email@example.com. In the Subject line, type your last name in all caps – one adjective to describe you – and add PL. In your cover letter, answer the following question: Why do you practice immigration law? You should be detailed in your response, but don’t go over two paragraphs. You should also tell us in another paragraph why you think you would be a good fit for this firm. In the last paragraph of your cover letter, tell us what you liked about our ad and what you did not like about our ad. You can be honest; we will not hold it against you.
Thank you for taking the time to read this entire ad, if you decide to apply and follow instructions, we look forward to following up with you.