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Bilingual Legal Assistant/Paralegal

The Scott Law Firm is a full-service Immigration, Criminal Defense and Personal Injury law firm based in Baton Rouge, LA, seeking to hire a full-time Immigration Legal Assistant/Paralegal. Please email your resume to info@pwscottlaw.com .

Job Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Bilingual in Spanish (ability to read, write and speak Spanish fluently)
  • Energetic client service focused approach to all responsibilities
  • Complete preliminary review of case to determine next steps, calendar any time sensitive deadlines/tasks and prepare for review with attorney
  • Draft forms, correspondence, translations and prepare immigration packets for attorney review prior to being sent to proper immigration agency
  • Maintain regular communication with clients informing on progression of case as well as manage client expectations regarding communication intervals, case timeframes and deadlines throughout the case
  • Monitor deadlines and proactively communicate regularly with attorney regarding upcoming deadlines/tasks
  • Provide clients with information regarding outstanding fees owed and government filing fees
  • Maintain client electronic files in an organized manner
  • Perform administrative duties (attorney calendar, calendar hearings and deadlines, organize case files, manage logistics, keep time in case management software, etc.)
  • Other tasks and duties as assigned from time to time

Education, Experience and Skills:

  • Paralegal, associate’s degree or other relevant certification (preferred not required)
  • Experience of 1 year working for an immigration law firm (preferred not required)
  • Applicable knowledge of how to draft and prepare correspondence, forms and filings
  • Extensive computer and database expertise such as working within a case management program and ability to learn and adjust to new technology and procedures
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat and Google Drive
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of client information
  • Interact effectively and professionally with all attorneys, administration, team, clients, vendors and other outside parties
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organization and project management skills in a fast-paced environment
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to make sound, justifiable recommendations as well as know when and whom to escalate issues
  • Exceptional problem solving skills
  • Identify work needs to be done and carry out typical job functions with minimal direct supervision
  • Prioritize work to meet deadlines
  • Work effectively in a culturally and educationally diverse environment.

Salary: DOE


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