Paralegal
Serving Immigrants, Inc.
Miami, FL US
Posted ago
Serving Immigrants, Inc.

We're looking for an organized, detail-oriented, and experienced paralegal to play an important role on our legal team. You'll draft legal documents such as affidavits, prepare briefs, conduct legal research for trial preparation, and keep case files and other important information neatly organized and easily accessible. If you're interested in advancing your paralegal career with opportunities for growth, we want to hear from you.

The ideal candidate will be able to take initiative on work that needs to be done and complete tasks with minimal hand-holding.  This is a full-time job where you are expected to manage a caseload, so you absolutely must be able to work "in the office" for 40 hours per week. Competitive compensation available depending upon experience.  There is an opportunity for bonus compensation for those who can demonstrate their profitability. 

Prepare a cover letter with no more than TWO paragraphs and a closing sentence. In the first paragraph explain what you believe are the 3 most important qualities needed in someone who works with immigration law clients and why you believe they are the most important qualities. In the second paragraph, explain why you applied to this particular ad. As a closing sentence please write, “I have read the instructions contained in the job posting and have followed the instructions.” 

 You will be prompted in the application process to provide the cover letter.

APPLICATIONS RECEIVED THAT DO NOT FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. 

Responsibilities

  • Aid lawyers in trial preparation by preparing and organizing exhibits, organizing and coordinating witnesses, conducting research on legal articles, and assisting with client meetings and filing motions
  • Gather information about legal issues from the client in interviews
  • Perform administrative duties such as answering phone calls and keeping our case filing system organized so all documents are readily accessible
  • Arrange law office activity such as drafting subpoenas and coordinating with process servers
  • Obtain client records to support each individual case 
  • Drafting motions, notice of filings, legal briefs, affidavits, pleadings and other court documents
  • Obtain client records to support each individual case 
  • Drafting motions, notice of filings, legal briefs, affidavits, pleadings and other court documents

Qualifications
  • Excellent organizational skills, and time-management skills
  • Must have completed an ABA-approved paralegal certificate program such as an Associate’s degree or proprietary school program in paralegal studies, Bachelor’s degree desired
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • 3 years of experience in legal services under an attorney or lawyer in a law firm setting
  • Candidates who have completed a paralegal professional certification or have advanced paralegal education will receive preference

  • You smile when you answer the phone 
  • You are an amazing scheduler with a sickening degree of attention to detail  
  • You are very good with calendars, e-mail, spreadsheets, word processing, and the internet 
  • Your middle name is “No Drama” 
  • You are an awesome juggler of tasks and can change gears quickly 
  • You do not think scanning and copying are “beneath you” 
  • You are a self-starter and can work independently 
  • You can communicate clearly, both in writing and verbally 

Compensation
$15 - $17 hourly
About Serving Immigrants, Inc.

We are an entrepreneurial immigration law firm that is on track for aggressive growth. We want to be known for helping our clients stay in the United States with their loved ones, knowing they had a team behind them who really cared and fought for them.



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