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Legal Assistant (Los Angeles)

Downtown Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
  • Depends on experience
  • Full Time
  • Health Insurance, 401K / Retirement
  • Employer Very Likely to Respond

DUTIES: Job position entails legal case support work & administrative support work. Specific job position duties include– daily communication with clients/law enforcement/government officials/social workers; preparing declarations, forms and filings; undertaking research and writing projects; translation of documents between English from Spanish.  Occasional work outside the office may include the submission of filings or obtaining documents from courts; accompanying attorneys to court hearings or as an interpreter at immigration interviews. 

QUALIFICIATIONS: Must be bilingual with fluency in Spanish, have strong writing skills in both languages, exhibit attention to detail, and work well with others. Bachelor’s degree/Associate’s degree w/ equivalent experience or paralegal certificate preferred. Background in public interest work and/or immigration law are a plus. Ideal candidate also has experience working with underserved/vulnerable communities, i.e. mentally ill adults, adult and child victims of serious crime/trauma/domestic violence.

COMPENSATION: Competitive Hourly Rate/Commensurate with experience

HOW TO APPLY: Your application will not be considered unless you provide all of the following: 

1. Short Statement of Interest, which tells us why you are interested in this particular position and may include your desired compensation

2. Resume 

3. References 

ABOUT THE EMPLOYER:

Lucas & Barba LLP is a small law firm with a diverse practice area within the field of immigration law.  Attorneys handle a busy caseload that includes: 

  • removal defense specializing in representing detainees who suffer from mental health disabilities falling under the Franco v. Holder class action, and also concentrating on other detained and non-detained clients with claims for relief including but not limited to Cancellation of Removal & Asylum/Withholding of Removal/Convention Against Torture;
  • family-based immigration matters, ranging from relative visa petitions to complex waivers and consular processing;
  • special immigrant visas such as those available to survivors of trafficking, domestic violence, serious crimes and vulnerable children through Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), U visa, T visa, and Special Immigrant Juvenile laws;
  • other special forms of relief including humanitarian visas, Parole in Place for family members of military service men and women, and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA); and,
  • naturalization matters.

 Given the range of immigration practice areas, Lucas & Barba represents clients before all U.S. Department of Homeland Security agencies, the U.S. Department of State, and in U.S. Immigration Courts, as well as California State Probate and Family Courts in connection with Special Immigrant Juveniles in need of related assistance with guardianship and custody matters. 

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