Liberal Arts Career Services
Liberal Arts Career Services

Morales & O’Connor, PLLC, Legal Assistance, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 11793

Sat, May 28, 2016

We are a small but growing North-Central Austin immigration firm. We will train the right candidate, if committed to living and working in Austin. Legal Assistant must be bilingual, English/Spanish. You will take phone calls from potential clients and walk them through a questionnaire. You will report the results to an attorney and communicate the results back to the potential client and schedule them for a consultation or for follow-up procedures. 

Typical work: 
• Handling potential client phone calls (most callers only speak Spanish) with knowledge of their options in immigration law and/or criminal law; 
• Knowledge of how EOIR and ICE work, illegal re-entry, Padilla, BIA, bonds, consular processing for immigrant visas, motions and appeals, naturalization, family and employment based immigration, preparing USCIS application packages, explaining legal rights to Spanish-speaking immigrants and solving their family immigration problems; 
• Visiting detained or incarcerated (often Spanish-speaking-only) clients and developing litigation plan for release or immigration relief, followed by representation in court; 
• Strong command of English and excellent writing skills; fluency in Spanish preferred 
• Verifiable references 
The right candidate should prove he or she crosses easily between English and Spanish cultures, be punctual, be prepared to meet filing deadlines, multi-task assignments as necessary. 
Background in I-130, I-140, I-601A, IR Visas, K1, V, DACA and Removal Defense a plus. Spanish speaking required. Must be organized, detailed-oriented, excellent customer service skills and have the ability to multi-task. Please submit your resume, in a short-to-medium email, explaining your background/interest in this field. Writing samples will be requested at the time our firm delivers any email response.

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    University of Texas at Austin
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    2304 Whitis Ave. Stop G6200
    Austin, Texas 78712-1508