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Loyola University Chicago Institute for Paralegal Studies

Paralegal

Website North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic

The mission of the North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic (NSLAC) is to provide accessible, quality pro bono legal services in the areas of immigration, domestic violence, and housing to give those in need of access to justice the opportunity to live productive and secure lives.

 

NSLAC is a 6-year-old dynamic nonprofit with a collaborative culture and the goal of becoming the model legal aid organization focused on suburban communities.

 

The Paralegal who joins our Immigration Law Practice team will be expected to assume the following responsibilities:

 

  • Obtain Department of Justice (DOJ) Representative accreditation (the Clinic will sponsor and provide the required training), which allows for client representation in front of USCIS;
  • Assess individuals’ eligibility for immigration benefits during appointments and off-site immigration clinics;
  • Perform factual and legal research and regularly monitor developments in immigration law and procedure;
  • Advocate for clients before USCIS;
  • Work with attorneys and DOJ accredited representatives to prepare forms for various case types, namely citizenship and naturalization, DACA, family petitions, consular processing, adjustment of status, U-visa, and VAWA, asylum, and removal defense cases;
  • Assist in case management of immigration applicants including but not limited to maintaining client files, drafting cover letters, preparing application packets, reviewing case files;
  • Follow up on pending case work and maintain communication with clients via phone, email, or mail regarding missing documentation necessary for submission of application;
  • Provide workshop preparation prior to workshops and logistical support during citizenship and/or DACA workshops, when applicable;
  • Participate in on-going immigration trainings and other professional development;
  • Represent NSLAC at community functions, and at other events as requested;
  • Perform other responsibilities needed to ensure NSLAC team’s success.
     

Qualifications/Skills:

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) required;
  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree;
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience as an immigration paralegal, handling namely naturalization, DACA, family petitions, consular processing, adjustment of status, U-visa, and VAWA;
  • Additional experience with Removal/Deportation, SIJS, U visa certification and Asylum;
  • Familiarity with filing requirements for EOIR, BIA, and USCIS;
  • Ability to work independently as well as with people of diverse cultural, educational, and professional backgrounds;
  • Willingness to work flexible hours as needed—mostly Monday-Friday;
  • Some evenings and weekends may be required;
  • Access to a car, valid driver’s license and insurance, and ability to travel within the Chicago northern suburbs;
  • A demonstrated team-player with exemplary interpersonal skills in collaborating and communicating with others;
  • Ability to succeed in a fast-paced nonprofit start-up environment.
     

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience. Generous vacation policy. 401k Plan and health insurance provided. Flexible remote work available due to COVID-19.

 

Interested candidates should submit their resume with the cover letter to info@nslegalaid.org

 

NSLAC is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply for this job email your details to info@nslegalaid.org