Fields: refugees, immigrants, youth, law, Spanish
About the Organization: Children’s Rights is a national non-profit organization that uses the law to bring about meaningful reform in government agencies that provide foster care, adoptive, juvenile justice, and child protective services.
About the Position: We are seeking a full-time, entry-level bilingual paralegal to join our active litigation program and support our commitment to reforming services for children in state custody.
Responsibilities of the paralegal position include conducting legal research, providing support to attorneys in case management, managing case press, and collaborating on case-specific projects. The bilingual paralegal will also be tasked with assisting our Unaccompanied Minors team. In this capacity, the paralegal will attend client meetings and court dates to interpret for Spanish-speaking clients. Additionally, the paralegal will translate documents pertinent to Special Immigrant Juvenile Status petitions and assist with the preparation and filing of all related immigration forms.
Applicants should be able to start in December 2018 and must be prepared to make a 2-year commitment to the position.
- Candidates must have a B.A. or a B.S. We will not consider applicants who hold a J.D. degree.
- Spanish language fluency (oral and written) is required
- Knowledge of children’s issues, social services, social justice, civil rights, LGBTQI issues, and/or juvenile justice is a plus. A commitment to reform on behalf of children is essential.
Estimated Salary: $40,000 + full benefits package
Deadline: October 8, 2018