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To contact an attorney/

Para hablar con un abogado:

attorney@jfonaustin.org

  

Volunteers/Voluntarios:

volunteer@jfonaustin.org

General Contact/Contacto General:

contact@jfonaustin.org

Consultations by appointment only/

Consults con cita previa:

Call 512.326.1988

Mailing Address:

Austin Region JFON

PO Box 17516

Austin, TX 78760

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ROLE : LEGAL ASSISTANT

 

ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION:  

Justice for Our Neighbors is a non-profit that welcomes immigrants into our communities by providing low-cost or free, high-quality immigration legal services, education, and advocacy.  We provide high-quality immigration legal services, create a welcoming atmosphere for immigrants, educate others regarding the issue of immigration, and advocate lasting policy change on a local, state and federal level.

 

Austin Region JFON is related to National Justice For Our Neighbors (NJFON), founded in 1999 by the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR).  

 

OVERVIEW: We are currently seeking a motivated and compassionate Full-time legal assistant for our Austin office located at 2105 Parker Lane Austin, Texas 78741.

 

       ADMINISTRATIVE

  • Opening, organizing, and closing case files; maintaining in office spreadsheets.

  • Substantial data entry for client database; compiling data into case software.

  • Answering office phones; scheduling potential clients to clinics; scheduling client and attorney appointments; correspondence with current clients.

  • Handling office incoming mail; handling office outgoing mail.

  • Coordinating office calendars and case deadlines.

  • Maintain and clean and organized work space.

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  • CASE ASSISTANCE

  • Preparing and submitting petitions/application; filling out and revising forms using INSZoom.

  • Preparing files and forms for client meetings.

  • Formatting and organizing petition packets; scanning and copying all filed documents.

  • Translating Spanish documents to English.

  • Translating client-attorney meetings; assisting staff attorney with interviewing minor clients.

  • Research for asylum/victim cases.

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  • VOLUNTEER COORDINATNG

  • Point of contact for new volunteers; matching volunteers to case assignments and other opportunities.

  • Scheduling, monitoring, and tracking volunteer hours.

  • Developing and promoting new volunteer opportunities in coordination with the Legal Director.

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  • COMMUNITY LIASON

  • Managing contacts in database

  • Event planning, public education, and awareness, Know Your Rights presentations.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • Spanish and English fluency is required

  • Four-year degree or comparable experience

  • Highly organized

  • Attention to detail

  • Strong writing skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Cultural sensitivity and prior experience working with immigrants

  • Data management experience and strong computer literacy skills, including Google email and Drive

  • Prior administrative experience in a not-for-profit office is preferred

 

To apply for this position, please email cover letter and resume to rebecca@jfonaustin.org