Law Clerk-Unaccompanied Minor Program
About our Catholic Charities Family
We seek compassionate, talented individuals with a heart for helping others and making a positive impact on the lives of men, women, and children across our large region. People of faith helping people in need achieve self-sufficiency and live with dignity.
Join the family! St. Frances Cabrini Center for Immigrant Legal Assistance Program is seeking an Unaccompanied Minor Program Law Clerk to assists the attorneys and accredited representatives with immigration matters by meeting with clients to obtain information and documents required, provide KYR and screenings, prepare notes and documentation, organizing client case files, prepare motions, submissions, legal memorandums, petitions and applications for review by attorneys or accredited representatives and submission to DHS and EOIR. The Law Clerk assists attorneys and accredited representatives in providing representation to immigrant clients by conducting case review and summary, client intakes and follow-up meetings; drafting correspondence, petitions, affidavits, and other documents; conducting research in support of client cases; translating documents to be submitted to immigration courts and agencies, state courts, and other parties; and providing interpretation at USCIS, the asylum office, and/or other appointments, as needed. The Law Clerk will assist in maintaining and updating client case files and case management databases. The successful candidate will be fluent in both Spanish and English, possess strong communication skills, and have excellent organizational skills.
Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston is seeking a Bilingual Staff Attorney for the St. Frances Center for Legal Assistance.
The Expertise We’re Looking For
- You have an undergraduate degree
- You are enrolled in an accredited law school program with 1 year of course completion
- It is preferred that you have a minimum of one-year legal research and strong writing skills required
The Skills and Assets You Bring, and More
- You are fully bilingual in Spanish and English (read, write and speak)
- You have strong writing, speaking, active listening and presenting skills
- You have strong organizational skills and an ability to maintain a significant caseload, set priorities, multitask and work under pressure with competing demands
- You have knowledge and proficiency in basic typing skills and computer applications such as MS Office
- You demonstrate multi-cultural skills and sensitivity
- You can handle and maintain confidential information
The Value You Deliver
You join Catholic Charities and help people in southeast Texas by providing caring, compassionate services and advocating for social justice in collaboration with parishes and communities.
What you Deliver
- Research/Case Assistance: You assist attorneys and accredited representatives in conducting legal research, KYRs screenings and follow-up client interviews to collect information to provide to an attorney to discern eligibility for immigration relief, prepare and update client case files and client databases, collect, compile and organize supporting documents for client cases, translate documents between Spanish and English, and draft, prepare and file correspondence and applications and petitions under the direction of attorneys or Accredited Representatives. Assist in preparing clients for hearings; age outs; and interviews; perform interpretations at USCIS, asylum office, and other interviews
- Case Management: You maintain case information on case management systems (such as LLX, attorney spreadsheets), update attorney calendars on cases, maintain, organize and update case files of clients. Perform case management tasks on clients' cases and records, including file progress notes, correspondence, calendars, and dockets. Maintain case management database, generate a statistical report, correct data entry to provide an accurate database on client information, case processes and caseload information
- Meetings/Training: Your attendance and participation are mandatory in team meetings, Cabrini staff meetings, and other agency meetings. Participate in calls and meetings organized by funders, city-wide advocacy groups, and local service providers when appropriate and helpful
- Other: You perform other duties as assigned by the Legal Director and Managing Attorneys such as assisting with in house meetings and trainings, coordinate with community partners, engage in coalition activities, participate in staff and agency retreats, assist with special events
How Your Work Impacts our Organization
The work you do will help us advocate for the vulnerable among us, a network of support services to people of all ages and from all walks of life and religious backgrounds.