Riverside, CA

ImmDef seeks a full-time Paralegal for our Riverside office to support our attorneys in the Children's Representation Project who provide direct representation to Unaccompanied Children (UCs) in their removal proceedings. The Paralegal will work under the supervision of an Administrative Manager to provide day-to-day support, including case planning and development, legal research, preparing declarations, fact gathering and retrieving information, drafting and analyzing legal documents, and collecting and managing data.  




  • 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 with minors who have endured various forms of personal and social traumas is a plus;  

  • Experience with family, dependency, and probate court is a plus;  

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

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

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

  • Passion for social justice for immigrants required;   

  • DACA Recipients strongly encouraged to apply!  



$17-19 per hour, commensurate with experience + generous benefits package, including health, dental, sick and vacation time, 11 paid holidays/year, and our office is closed between 12/25 and 1/2. 


Application Instructions:

Email resume, cover letter, at least two references, and brief writing sample (5 pages or less) to Please write LAST NAME_firstname_Paralegal Application in the subject line.


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



Immigrant Defenders Law Center is an equal-opportunity employer.


Find us:

634 S Spring St, 10th Floor

Los Angeles, CA 90014

Riverside, CA

(solo atendemos clientes con cita; by appointment only)

2121 North Tustin Ave.

Santa Ana, CA 92705

(solo atendemos clientes con cita; by appointment only)

Call us:

(213) 634-0999

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