Lincoln-Goldfinch Law, PLLC Immigration Legal Assistant Remote · Full time

Lincoln-Goldfinch Law seeks a compassionate and detail-oriented Legal Assistant to join our thriving immigration and bankruptcy practice.

Description

Full Job Description

Lincoln-Goldfinch Law seeks an experienced fully bilingual (English-Spanish) Immigration Legal Assistant to join our team.

  • Meets and communicates effectively with attorneys, Client Care Specialist partner, 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; provides 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 client within 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, and co-counsel and opposing counsel; 
  • Accountable for ensuring packet is in final form and is mailed out by Office Team in 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;
  • 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.


Skills required for the position:

  1. 3-5 years experience in the legal services industry (Required);
  2. Experience in US Immigration Law (Required);
  3. High level of attention to detail;
  4. Excellent organizational skills: ability to juggle multiple tasks and matters;
  5. Exceptional time management skills;
  6. Customer-service oriented communication skills with clients;
  7. Ability to communicate effectively across all management levels in the organization;
  8. Emotional intelligence and empathy;
  9. Team player;
  10. Positive attitude.


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


Education

A Bachelor’s degree is required.

At least two years immigration related experience required, with a focus on family-based and removal defense immigration;

Credentials or certification preferred.


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 their jobs easier. We embrace our policies and procedures because we know that they align 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 of us 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 15lbs


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.


To Apply

If the job description resonates with you and you share our values, please submit your application. We're eager to hear from you.

To apply for the position, email your resume and cover letter to [email protected]. In the Subject line, type your last name in all caps – one adjective to describe you – Legal Assistant.


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. 



Salary

$19 - $23 per hour