Legal Assistant

Corpus Christi, 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 underserved immigrant children, families and refugees in Texas. We currently seek a full-time bilingual legal assistant for our Corpus Christi office located at 403 Waco St., Corpus Christi, TX 78401.

Responsibilities: The Legal Assistant’s primary responsibilities include:  

  • Answer telephone, calendar appointments, and take messages;
  • Gather, track and record client data;
  • Meet with clients, gather supporting documents, prepare translations;
  • Engage in community outreach;
  • Prepare filings for immigration court and for the Department of Homeland Security;
  • Manage both electronic and paper case file including client case log;
  • Handle incoming and outgoing mail.

Qualifications:

  • Fluency (written and verbal) in both the Spanish and English languages;
  • Previous experience working in a law office preferred;
  • 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 Opportunity Employer.