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Immigration Legal Assistant

Company: Lincoln-Goldfinch Law
Location: Austin
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Job Description:

Lincoln-Goldfinch Law seeks a fully bilingual (English-Spanish), compassionate, and detail-oriented Immigration Legal Assistant to join our thriving immigration and bankruptcy practice.

This is a remote position; however, candidates must reside in Texas at the time of starting the position.

The Firm Culture at Lincoln-Goldfinch Law:
Our team is outstanding and does amazing work. We have a supportive, unified culture, and fitting into this culture is the primary job requirement. "That's not my job" is not a phrase that exists in our office. -

We are not afraid of technology or learning new things that will make our jobs easier. We embrace our policies and procedures because we know that they align with our vision, bring us together as a team, and bring value to our clients.

We are high energy and enthusiastic. Yet, we are also detail-oriented and careful. Everyone here brings empathy and emotional intelligence to their interaction with clients and a passion for helping clients navigate one of the most difficult and impactful decisions of their lifetime. In short, our people are the best in the business! If you would like to be a part of our stellar team, then we encourage you to apply.

Our Core Values:

--- Commitment To Excellence: We are each constantly striving to improve ourselves and our results. -We want to make today better than yesterday.
--- Integrity: We believe in candor - giving and getting honest, constructive feedback: we say things about each other that we would say to their face.
--- Dream Team: We are a chosen family. We are honored to be together on this mission and we hold each other to the highest standard.
--- Passion: We care intensely about the success of our clients and our team members. -We are tenacious and optimistic. We are confident in ourselves and our impact on the world.
--- Inclusion: We fight the bullies. -We intervene when someone is being marginalized. We nurture and embrace differing perspectives with kindness and empathy.
--- Selflessness: We set our egos aside and put the team and the mission first.

Work Conditions/Physical Demands:

--- Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
--- Occasionally must be able to lift 15 lbs.

Compensation/Benefits:Compensation for this role is commensurate with experience. We provide fully covered medical, dental, vision, and life insurance options, 401(k) match, well-being resources, 2 weeks PTO offered with an additional week of paid holidays, and a positive environment with a team who values hard work and teamwork, and rewards both.

--- Meets and communicates effectively with attorneys, Client Care Specialist partners, and other professionals to discuss assigned cases or projects and provide necessary updates
--- Ensures systems (Lolly, spreadsheets) are updated and accurate on a daily basis to foster effective cross-departmental communication
--- Communicates with different law enforcement agencies about records, case status updates, or other requirements and processes applicable payments
--- Researches and analyzes country condition articles, legal articles and other legal sources, and provides an annotated index for attorneys to review
--- Drafts legal documents, including routine cover letters, affidavits, and questionnaires; files applications, motions, and pleadings according to judicial procedures
--- Reviews and tailors legal document templates to specific client scenarios, such as - Welcomes, questionnaires, checklists, etc.
--- Conducts initial document review for the client within the assigned timeframe and draft email with a list of missing documents for the Client Care Specialist
--- Received translated affidavit from CCS and complete final review for submission
--- Prepares packets for Attorney review, which includes reviewing and organizing case files into final form, ready to be delivered to courts, clients, co-counsel, and opposing counsel
--- Accountable for ensuring the packet is in final form and is mailed out by Office Team in a timely fashion
--- Responds accordingly to handle unexpected situations that arise (government policy changes, law enforcement agencies, or USCIS/Court responses)
--- Responds accordingly to complex client inquiries in partnership with Client Care Specialist
--- Effectively manages workload to complete tasks within due dates and adhere to Service Standards
--- Undertake other duties as needed to ensure the firm operates efficiently

--- 3-5 years experience in the legal services industry (Required)
--- Experience in US Immigration Law, with a focus on family and humanitarian (Required)
--- Proficiency in Removal Defense cases (Strongly Preferred)
--- Associate's degree or some college is preferred; a high school diploma or equivalent required
--- Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines with quick turnaround times
--- Excellent organizational skills
--- Customer-service-oriented communication skills with clients
--- Emotional intelligence and empathy
--- Team player
--- Positive attitude

About Company:
Lincoln-Goldfinch Law is an award-winning immigration and bankruptcy law firm based out of Austin, Texas that serves people from all 50 states and from across the globe in both English and Spanish. Founded in 2015 by Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch, Lincoln-Goldfinch Law has served thousands of families that are searching for peace of mind and a fresh start.

Lincoln-Goldfinch Law is committed to promoting equity and inclusion in the workplace. All applicants are considered without regard to sex, gender, race, age, ethnicity, national origin, religion, disability status, veteran status, or other protected bases. -

Keywords: Lincoln-Goldfinch Law, Austin , Immigration Legal Assistant, Legal , Austin, Texas

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