Legal Assistant- Bilingual

Job Summary

The Legal Assistant is responsible for providing general support to case managers with legal case management and client services in the Immigration Legal Services Program

Essential Skills

  • Complete immigration forms and prepare well written clients declarations, statements and correspondence.
  • Conduct legal research and provide oral and written legal research findings.
  • Maintain communication with clients and follow-up as necessary.
  • Convert cases electronically, maintain high quality data entry and perform case management in the LawLogix system and Fast Visa Systems.
  • Screen callers for eligibility for legal services.
  • Translate documents.
  • Participate as an attendee and/or presenter on workshops on immigration matters.
  • Provide backup to front desk and take mail to the Post Office (as needed).
  • Participate as an active team member of Catholic Charities.
  • Maintain a work schedule that maximizes availability to staff and customers.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to proficiently communicate in English and Spanish (conversing, reading and writing).
  • Ability to work independently, with a minimum of supervision, and to understand office operations.
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing, clearly, accurately in a proficient, professional, pleasant and effective manner.
  • Ability to be creative, accurate and have attention to detail.
  • Ability to process changes with short notice.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations, including low-income persons and other disadvantaged persons.
  • Ability to conformably work in a faith-based environment.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Ability to operate various word processing software, spreadsheets, and database programs such as: Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Acrobat Adobe Pro.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and utilize effective time management techniques to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to follow instructions furnished in verbal or written format.
  • Ability to create and foster an environment consistent with agency culture, mission, vision, and values.
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with all segments of the community (parishes, priests, religious, laity, Catholic ministries, civic leaders and community agencies).
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service to internal and external customers and work effectively with others.
  • Ability to travel throughout a 25 county service region as necessary.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Trainings:

  • High School Diploma or GED acceptable to Texas Education Agency.


  • One (1) year of full-time wage-earning experience in clerical or administrative assistant role.


  • Bilingual English-Spanish (proficient in conversing, writing, and reading).


  • Valid Texas driver's license.

Business Hour and Location

Regular office hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. This position may require working some evenings and weekends.

Working Conditions

  • Catholic Charities is an at-will employer.
  • All buildings and vehicles owned by Catholic Charities of Central Texas are tobacco free.
  • Working in a fast-paced environment with priorities and plans that may change rapidly.
  • Will be exposed to religious ceremonies, conduct and speech including Catholic Christian prayer and liturgical celebrations.
  • Will be required to adhere to established dress codes and conduct standards.
  • Working on weekends, evenings and some holidays may be required.
  • May be required to use personal or agency vehicles to drive to off-site locations through a 25 county region.
  • Traveling within and outside the 25 county service region for meetings and other events may be required, and travel may include overnight lodging.

Closing Date

Employment Type

Affiliate Agency

Employment Level



Full Time


Legal Assistant- Bilingual


Catholic Charities Central Texas

Job Location

Austin, TX
United States