The Paralegal will support the Legal Services Director, volunteer attorneys, fully accredited representatives and clients to prepare both defensive and affirmation applications for immigration benefits. They are a valuable part of the legal team often working on all phases of clients’ case from beginning to end.
Paralegals may be required to perform routine office duties such as photocopying and scanning documents, and helping prepare them for court filings. They may also maintain files, reviewing and preparing material for storage or disposal once a case has closed.
Beyond routine office duties, the Paralegal is often called on to assist in gathering client and corroborating declarations, witness preparation, and research. The Paralegal is typically the one who prepares and handles all exhibits. On occasion they may also attend hearings acting as an assistant to the accredited representatives during the court proceedings. When the trial is over, they will be responsible for closing out the case documents.
Paralegals will also work directly with clients to prepare forms and declarations as well as direct the collection of necessary documents and evidence in support of clients’ claims.
It is an expectation that the Paralegal will eventually become a Partially Accredited to be able to represent clients directly before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Any training will be done as part of the Paralegal’s job duties. In other words, the Paralegal will not be expected to become an Accredited Representative on their own time.
Job type: Full Time
Pay: $43,000.00 – $50,000.00 per year
- Flexible schedule
- Paid time off
To apply, email your cover letter and resume to Larry Chin at firstname.lastname@example.org
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