International House is seeking a part-time legal assistant for its Immigration Law Clinic to work 30 hours weekly. The Clinic, staffed by two attorneys, two paralegals, and a part-time legal assistant, provides legal representation to low-income immigrants in family immigration and naturalization cases in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg region. The legal assistant in the Immigration Law Clinic will work directly with the immigration paralegals under the supervision of the clinic director in client liaison and service.
Requirements: Ability to work effectively and compassionately with people of all cultures; Bachelorís or Associateís Degree or equivalent experience in the United States or internationally; interest in immigration law; Bilingual in Spanish & English or competency in written and spoken English and Spanish; cultural competency and ability to deal compassionately with low-income people; respect for confidentiality; excellent client liaison and communication skills; computer literacy; attention to accuracy and detail. Salary: The position is part-time for 30 hours per week, at an hourly rate of $12.88 per hour. This is a grant funded position until the end of 2013 with the possibility of renewal.
To Apply send: (1) a resume; (2) names and telephone numbers of three references; and (3) a detailed letter which includes the following: (a) your qualifications for this position; (b) why you are interested in this specific position and in International House; and (c) a description of your experience with immigrants and low-income people. Apply to Anne L. Crotty, Immigration Attorney, International House by mail to: 322 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte, NC 28204 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. No telephone calls.
Equal opportunity employer