Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc. Human Trafficking Initiative Paralegal

Background:

The Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC) Human Trafficking Initiative provides civil legal services to domestic and foreign-born victims of human trafficking, strengthens statewide networks, and equips certain key partners from which these cases may develop including regional Rapid Response Teams throughout the state. LANC seeks a Human Trafficking Initiative Paralegal to assist, under the direction supervision of a licensed attorney, with the preparation of immigration petitions such as U and T visas, Adjustments of Status, requests for ORR certification, and other available relief to victims of human trafficking. This position will be housed in LANC’s Farmworker Unit, and the paralegal will also assist on immigration petitions for trafficking victims served by LANC’s Battered Immigrant Project.

LANC is a statewide, nonprofit 501(c)3 law firm that provides free legal services in civil matters to low-income people in order to ensure equal access to justice and to remove legal barriers to economic opportunity. Legal Aid of North Carolina has 20 field offices that provide free civil legal aid to low-income North Carolinians in all 100 counties of the state.

Responsibilities & Duties:

This is a temporary position located in the Raleigh office of the LANC Farmworker Unit and which is currently funded through September 30, 2019, with a possibility of continued funding. Responsibilities include interviewing and directly assisting clients under the supervision of a licensed attorney, drafting affidavits for clients and supporting witnesses, gathering and translating documentary evidence from Spanish to English, preparing immigration applications, obtaining supporting evidence from law enforcement and social services organizations, and coordinating with victims’ case managers to coordinate non-immigration services for the victim. The office is centrally located in downtown Raleigh, but the paralegal will be expected to participate in some meetings with coalition partners and regional Rapid Response Teams outside of the office.

Qualifications:

Required: fluency in written and oral English and Spanish; excellent analytical and organizational skills; strong writing skills; excellent computer skills; and proven ability to learn quickly and relate well to people who are low-income or of different nationalities and cultures. Experience with migrant farmworkers or as a paralegal in the area of immigration or employment law is preferred.

Salary:

Depends on education and experience. Excellent benefits package.

George R. Hausen, Jr., Esq Executive Director

September 18, 2017

Application Deadline:

The Application deadline is rolling until the position has been filled. Send cover letter, résumé and names/contact information for three references to Lori Johnson, Managing Attorney, Farmworker Unit, Legal Aid of North Carolina, P.O. Box 26626, Raleigh, NC 27611 or to LoriE@legalaidnc.org. Applications will be received through October 2, 2017.