Paralegal

Employer
HIAS
Location
Silver Spring, MD
Posted
Jun 13, 2017
Closes
Jun 21, 2017
Industry
Law
Hours
Full Time
HIAS seeks a Paralegal to support HIAS immigration legal service programs benefiting asylum-seekers, including child migrants fleeing violence in Central America, and other vulnerable immigrants in the United States. The Paralegal will manage new client intake, support legal case work, and coordinate translation and interpretation for immigration legal cases. S/he will be supervised by the Managing Attorney and work with HIAS legal team including Staff Attorneys. Essential Functions:Coordinate and conduct client interviews and follow-up meetings. Develop client declarations and application forms through client interviews. Draft responses to inquiries from HIAS stakeholders. Translate written documents and interpret for clients and attorneys during client interviews and at administrative interviews. Manage the use of external translators and interpreters for legal casework. Conduct daily case management, performing clerical duties such as database entry and filing. Maintain records and contribute to program reports in compliance with any applicable grants or other agreements. Assist legal staff in drafting training manuals, presentations and other materials to support HIAS legal program development. Qualifications and Requirements:Undergraduate degree required. Fluency in Spanish required; proficiency in additional languages is preferred. Excellent interpersonal skills and experience working with clients of all backgrounds.Strong interest in refugee protection, human rights and immigration law.Demonstrated ability to multi-task and handle multiple priorities under a strict time deadline.Strong oral and written communication skills.