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Apply now Job no: 496298
Full time/Part time: Full-time
Location: Newark
Categories: Staff

Seton Hall University School of Law has an immediate opening for a full-time Immigration Paralegal in its Center for Social Justice, Immigrants’ Rights/International Human Rights Clinic. The position is entirely grant-funded.

The Center for Social Justice is home to the Law School’s vibrant clinical program including civil litigation; equal justice; family law; health justice; immigrants’ rights/international human rights; and impact litigation. Furthermore, the Immigrants’ Rights/International Human Rights Clinic is one of four partners in an exciting and innovative project, funded by the state of New Jersey, to provide legal representation to detained and non-detained immigrants in removal proceedings. Seton Hall Law’s Detention and Deportation Defense Initiative (DDDI) presently encompasses a Managing Attorney, two full-time Practitioners-in Residence, two clinical faculty members, two Immigration Detention Fellows, clinical and extern law students, and two full-time paralegals. The ultimate goal of the Project is to provide universal representation to immigrant New Jerseyans in removal proceedings.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Immigration Paralegal, working with the DDDI team, will be the first point of contact for prospective clients; will support incoming cases by conducting thorough intakes and a preliminary screening and assessment as to eligibility for our services. The Immigration Paralegal will work closely with the Managing Attorney and will also provide integral support to the attorneys and detention fellows by liaising between them and family members; procuring documents in support of the individuals’ cases; drafting preliminary documents, such as requests for release and letters of support, and submitting record requests.

Required Qualifications:

- Bachelor's degree and minimum of 2 years immigration experience required.
- Commitment to ensuring that detained and non-detained immigrants have access to counsel and due process
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Bilingual English/Spanish required

Desired Qualifications:

- Experience in removal defense, preferred
- Strong written and oral communication skills

Licenses and Certificates:

Bachelor's degree and minimum of 2 years immigration experience required.

Salary Grade:

Staff Union (Local 153) - SU20.0

Exempt/Nonexempt: Nonexempt

Physical Demands: General Office Environment

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three references. The cover letter should address all of the position requirements listed above. To apply, please go to the “Careers at Seton Hall” website:

Seton Hall University is committed to programs of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and the principles of affirmative action.

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