Commission on Immigration
Hiring Range – $33,200-$36,500
GENERAL PURPOSE OF JOB:
To provide paralegal support for the ABAs Immigration Projects and Attorneys in preparing for and conducting Presentations at courts and detention center, completing detainee intakes following presentations, conducting pro se workshops and individuals orientations, and coordinating referrals of cases to pro bono attorneys. The paralegal will also be responsible for data entry and compilation of data for the funder.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Promoting pro bono representation for detained immigrantsâ cases; referring cases of persons in the rights presentation with potential relief to the Project Attorneys and Directors.
Assisting in the organization of substantive immigration law trainings.
Assisting with day-to-day activities of the program including answering phones and other shared administrative tasks.
Maintaining and providing data and other information on the LOP to the funder.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelors Degree from four-year College or University.
The Immigration Projects Paralegal should have a college degree and relevant experience in immigration issues as well as client interviewing and cross-cultural communication skills. Must exhibit excellent organization and interpersonal skills as well as computer fluency and experience working with a database. Strong writing skills in both English and Spanish and fluency in Spanish are preferred. Some knowledge of immigration laws is preferred. College degree or appropriate paralegal certification.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:.
College degree or appropriate paralegal certification.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS, IF APPLICABLE:
The Project Paralegal should expect to travel to courts and or detention facilities housing
immigrant detainees multiple times per week.
The American Bar Association is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with the American Bar Association please call 312-988-5188.