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Temporary Paralegal

Company: CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF THE ARCHDIOCESE
Location: Houston
Posted on: January 28, 2023

Job Description:

Job DetailsJob LocationSan Felipe - Houston, TXPosition TypeTemporaryEducation Level2 Year DegreeTravel PercentageNegligibleJob ShiftDayDescriptionCatholic Charities is looking for the right people; people who wish to serve their community as a part of a family friendly organization doing good within the Houston-Galveston area. We attract and retain the best talent by investing in our employees. People of all faiths helping people in need.Join our team as a Paralegal in the Humanitarian Assistance Program Program! The Paralegal assists attorneys in providing direct representation to immigrant clients, specializing in clients enrolled in the Humanitarian Assistance Program, by: conducting client intakes and follow-up meetings; drafting correspondence, petitions, affidavits and other legal documents; conducting research in support of client cases; translating documents to be submitted to immigration courts and agencies, state courts, and other parties; and providing interpretation at USCIS, the asylum office, and/or other appointments, as needed. The Paralegal will perform needs assessments and provide targeted referrals for clients for services in and outside the Agency. The Paralegal will coordinate and participate in sessions to screen potential clients, participate in coalition meetings, and perform outreach/training sessions as necessary. The Paralegal will assist in maintaining and updating client case files and case management databases.The Expertise We Are Looking ForThe Expertise We're Looking ForYou will have an Associate Degree, andYou will have a Paralegal Certificate, orYou will have one (1) year of experience as Paralegal in lieu of the certificateThe Skills and Assets You Bring, and MoreYou have excellent legal research and writing skillsYou have excellent verbal and written communication skillsYou have strong organizational skills, ability to maintain significant caseload, set priority, multitask and work under pressure and competing demandsYou are knowledgeable and proficiency in basic typing skills and computer applications such as MS OfficeYou demonstrates multi-cultural skills and sensitivityYou have the ability to maintain confidential informationWhat you DeliverYou will assist attorneys and Accredited Representatives in conducting follow-up client interviews to collect information to help discern eligibility for immigration relief, prepare and update client case files and client databases, collect, compile, and organize supporting documents for client cases, translate documents between Spanish and English, and draft, prepare and file correspondence and pleadings under the direction of attorneys or Accredited RepresentativesYou will assist in preparing clients for court hearing and USCIS interviews, perform interpretations at USCIS, asylum office, and other interviewsYou will maintain case information on case management systems (such as LLX, attorney spreadsheets), update attorney calendars on cases, maintain, organize, and update case flies of clientsYou will perform case management tasks on clients' cases and records, including file progress notes, correspondence, calendars, and docketsYou will maintain case management database, generate statistical report, correct data entry to provide an accurate database on client information, case processes and caseload informationYou will attended and participation is mandatory in team meetings, Cabrini staff meetings, and other agency meetingsYou will participate in calls and meetings organized by funders, city-wide advocacy groups, and local service providers when appropriate and helpfulYou will comply with all contract requirementsYou will provide data and statistical information for grant, contract, and other reporting purposesYou will provide accurate and timely monthly data, time logs, and reports for internal use, funder, and other entity useYou will participate In trainings, webinars, meetings, calls, etc., as required by fundersYou will participate in community outreach and legal education activities, including Charla and other community events, prepare community legal education materials on immigration issuesYou will perform other duties as assigned by the legal Director and Managing Attorneys such as assisting with in-house meetings and trainings, coordinate with community partners, engage in coalition activities, participate in staff and agency retreats, assist with special eventsCatholic Charities is an equal opportunity employer. We actively foster an environment that is free of racism, discrimination, bias, and harassment where all individuals are treated with dignity, safety, and respect. Successful applicant must comply with federal contractor vaccine mandate requirements.The work you do will help us advocate for the vulnerable among us, a network of support services to people of all ages and from all walks of life and religious backgrounds.

Keywords: CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF THE ARCHDIOCESE, Houston , Temporary Paralegal, Legal , Houston, Texas

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