We are an immigration law firm staffed by social justice warriors who are committed to growth and helping bring peace to as many immigrant families as possible. We need a bilingual paralegal with experience in immigration and a personal commitment to fighting for immigrants’ rights. The caseload handled by this paralegal will be our humanitarian and deportation defense cases: deportation defense, asylum, VAWA, Tvisa, and U visa.
All our team members are active in our community to help bring peace to immigrant families. We want to be known for helping our clients come out of an extremely difficult and emotional process in a better position and feeling that they had a team behind them that really cared and fought for them. We are growing fast, and we need a paralegal who can hit the ground running.
Our office is a no drama environment. We do not tolerate gossip or toxicity. We help each other out and work together to revise and improve our systems and procedures continuously to improve the client experience. You must be able to improve, change, and grow with our firm.
Our clients are going through extremely stressful situations, and the humanitarian paralegal deals with clients who have suffered trauma. You must have emotional intelligence and be able to put clients at ease.
If these statements appeal to you, then you may be our Superstar:
- You think in terms of outlines, chronologies, and indexes
- You see an opportunity for organization where other people see a mess
- You understand that sometimes it’s OK to leave a message, but sometimes you keep trying until you speak to a person
- You can be sympathetic and hear sad stories without getting overwhelmed
- You are very good with calendars, e-mail, spreadsheets, word processing, and the internet
- You are excellent writer in English and Spanish
- You are an awesome juggler of tasks and can change gears quickly
- You do not think scanning and copying are “beneath you”
- You are self-directed and can figure things out if provided the right resources
The ideal candidate will be able to take initiative on work that needs to be done and complete tasks with minimal hand-holding.
This is a full-time job where you are expected to manage a caseload, so you absolutely must be able to work in the office for 40 hours per week. If this exciting opportunity appeals to you, please follow the instructions listed below. APPLICATIONS THAT DO NOT FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
Prepare a cover letter with no more than TWO paragraphs and a closing sentence. In the first paragraph explain what you believe are the 3 most important qualities needed in someone who works with immigration clients and why you believe they are the most important qualities. In the second paragraph, explain why you applied to this particular ad. As a closing sentence please write, “I have read the instructions contained in the job posting and have followed the instructions.”
Do not send your resume through this website. Email your resume and cover letter in PDF format to [email protected]. The subject line of the email should be your last name (all caps), followed by paralegal in lower case, followed by one word that you would use to describe yourself in all caps. [For example: SMITH paralegal AWESOME]
We look forward to reviewing your application.