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Legal Assistant- Affirmative

Company name
Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES)

1 yrs required

San Antonio, TX, United States

Employment Type


Posted on
Jun 21, 2022

Valid Through
Oct 04, 2022

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Legal Assistant- Affirmative

The candidate will assists attorneys with their caseload providing direct representation to individuals eligible for immigration relief. Meets with clients telephonically and prepares applications for review. Prepares filings for individuals before the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and others. Handles incoming and outgoing mail remotely. Gathers supporting documents and prepares translations. Assumes general administrative responsibilities, including detailed case management and timekeeping. Gathers, tracks and records client data; and, Manages both electronic and paper case files including client case log. Conducts initial interviews (“Legal Screenings”) in accordance with RAICES policy: Screens clients for persecution, trafficking, and torture utilizing trauma-informed approaches to provide services and support to clients. Provides referrals for released clients in accordance with RAICES policy. Assists with Advocacy efforts and community outreach. May Provide Pro Se assistance to prospective clients. May conduct Know Your Rights Presentation using approved material. May travel to detention facilities/shelters and other locations locally and/or statewide, as needed. Bachelor’s Degree or 1 year experience in a law office setting or working with the relevant community or population. Bilingual or multilingual preferred. Experience in immigration and/or criminal law. Must demonstrate behavior that aligns with RAICES’ mission, vision and values – Empowerment, Excellence, Compassion, Inclusion and being Proactive. Able to communicate cross-culturally and work in a multicultural setting with patience and compassion with diverse individuals. Ability to work independently and as part of a diverse, multidisciplinary team. Strong organizational and time-management skills; and Excellent oral and written communication skills.

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