Bilingual Legal Assistant

Dallas, Texas, United States Full-time

RAICES is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency that promotes justice by providing free and low-cost immigration legal services and education to under-served immigrant children, families and refugees in Texas. We currently seek a full-time bilingual legal assistant for our Dallas office located at 1910 Pacific Ave., Suite 5045, Dallas, TX 75201.

Responsibilities: The Legal Assistant’s primary responsibilities are:  

  • Answer telephone, calendar appointments, and take messages;
  • Gather, track and record client data;
  • Conduct consultations, gather supporting documents, and prepare translations;
  • Prepare filings for immigration court, family court, and for Department of Homeland Security;
  • Manage both electronic and paper case file including client case log;
  • Handle incoming and outgoing mail.

 

Qualifications: Eligible applicants will satisfy each of the following criteria:

  • Fluency (written and verbal) in both the Spanish and English languages;
  • Minimum of one year of experience working in a law office;
  • Demonstrated experience working with immigrant, low-income and/or vulnerable populations;
  • Capacity for working both independently and on team projects;
  • Ability to thrive in a high-paced work environment, while maintaining procedural and ethical integrity;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Proficient in use of technology including MS Office, Google Apps, and internet research;
  • Possession of Bachelor's degree or comparable knowledge and work experience.

 Office hours are 8:30am-5:30pm.

RAICES is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or veteran status.