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Paralegal/Legal Assistant

Company: Xavier Law Firm
Location: Spring
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

About usWelcome to the Xavier Law Firm. We are devoted to securing our client's interests with every legal avenue at our disposal. We have represented individuals and corporations in diverse fields including immigration, criminal defense, and real estate/business, with the highest caliber of professionalism and ethics.Xavier Law Firm was founded in 2010 by Xavier Vicente Chavez, a proud alumnus of Harvard Law. We strive to make every client feel at home with every possibility to achieve the best possible outcome.We are looking for a self motivated bilingual legal assistant to ensure smooth running of cases and effective case management. You will provide a broad spectrum of legal services under the supervision of an attorney. This position is extremely writing intensive. We are in search of a candidate with high level writing skills.Responsibilities

  • Assist attorneys in the preparation and assembly of a wide range of immigration applications/petitions/benefits including: Permanent Residence, Adjustment of Status, Citizenship, DACAs
  • Handle communication with clients, witnesses, etc, in Spanish and English
  • Draft large volumes of legal writings such as but not limited to affidavits, memos, briefs, etc
  • Locate and develop case relevant information
  • Organizing and tracking files related to case documents and important transactions
  • Drafting legal court documents, such as motions, affidavits, and statements
  • Monitor deadlines and juggle calendars
  • Generate evidence lists for clients and coordinating the collection of required evidence
  • Translate documents written in Spanish
  • Call the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for case updates or issues with pending cases
  • Research the availability of, and then obtaining, documents from foreign countries, including visas and passports
  • Coordinate paperwork related to applications for immigration processes, including affidavits, petitions, applicationsRequired Skills
    • Excellent legal writing skills
    • At least one year (more than two years preferred) of proven working experience as legal assistant or paralegal
    • Familiarity with law, legal procedures and protocols, and court system
    • Satisfactory knowledge of day-to-day operations of a legal office
    • Computer literacy
    • Writing/speaking proficiency in English and Spanish is nonnegotiable
    • Working knowledge of case management software
    • Excellent secretarial and organizational skills
    • Ability to juggle multiple activities and work under pressureXavier Law Firm provided the following inclusive hiring information: We are an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants equally without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability status.Job Type: Full-timePay: $15.00 - $20.00 per hourBenefits:
      • Health insuranceSchedule:
        • Monday to FridaySupplemental Pay:
          • Bonus payEducation:
            • High school or equivalent (Required)Experience:
              • Legal case management: 1 year (Preferred)Language:
                • Spanish (Required)
                • English (Required)Work Location: One location

Keywords: Xavier Law Firm, Houston , Paralegal/Legal Assistant, Legal , Spring, Texas

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