Paralegal

Los Angeles, CA (supporting Orange County attorneys)

ImmDef seeks a full-time Paralegal who, working in our DTLA office, will support our Orange County attorneys who provide direct representation to adult immigrants in removal proceedings. The Paralegal will work under the supervision of the Program Strategy Manager to provide team of several attorneys day-to-day support, including but not limited to:

 

  • case planning and development;

  • requesting various types of records; 

  • legal research, preparing declarations; 

  • fact gathering and retrieving information; 

  • drafting and analyzing legal documents;

  • daily collection and management of data for organizational and advocacy purposes.  

 

 

Qualifications:  

  • Must have a BA or paralegal certificate, and/or at least one to three years of experience as a support staff working under the supervision of an attorney;  

  • Experience with deportation defense is a plus

  • Experience working in a start-up non-profit and/or at a public interest law firm is helpful

  • Strong writing, research, and organizational skills required

  • Experience working individuals who have endured various forms of personal and social traumas is a plus;  

  • Spanish language fluency required and will be tested at time of interview;    

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a high-volume, busy law office is a plus;  

  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work under pressure required;  

  • Demonstrated resourcefulness and problem-solving skills;

  • Passion for social justice for immigrants required;   

  • DACA Recipients strongly encouraged to apply!  

  

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Employment Type: Full Time, Non-Exempt  

Hours: 40 hours/week  

 

Salary: 

$17-19 per hour, commensurate with experience + generous benefits package, including health, dental, sick and vacation time, 12 paid holidays/year, and our office is closed between Christmas and New Years Eve.

As a 501(c)(3) corporation, attorneys are eligible for public service loan forgiveness programs for federal student loans.  

 

 

Application Instructions:

Email resume, cover letter, at least two references, and brief writing sample (5 pages or less) to Jobs2018@immdef.org. Please indicate where you came across our job announcement. In the subject line, please write LAST NAME_firstname_Paralegal Application.

 

Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls please.  

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