The Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic (LIJC) is a community-based collaboration of Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University, Homeboy Industries Inc., and Dolores Mission Church. LIJC's dual-pronged mission is to advance the rights of the indigent immigrant population in East Los Angeles through direct legal services, education, and community empowerment, while teaching law students effective immigrants' rights lawyering skills in a real world setting. LIJC focuses on providing representation to individuals who are unable to obtain immigration legal services elsewhere with an emphasis on immigrants with certain immigration and criminal complications who reside in the East Los Angeles area.
The Legal Assistant/Clinical Case Coordinator will assist Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic (LIJC) attorneys to provide community based immigration legal services.
Typically a Bachelor's Degree, Certificate of Completion of a paralegal or experienced attorney program approved by the CA Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education preferred. Strong preference for prior work experience in the public interest sector. Incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of regulation/policy changes.
Minimum 2 years paralegal experience for immigration legal services (familiarity with USCIS forms, especially those related to SIJS, U Visa, and VAWA petitions.)
Demonstrated computer competency and knowledge of software skills including MS Outlook, Word, Excel, internet searches, legal research, etc.
Ability to meet deadlines and strong attention to detail
Strong organization and communication skills
Fluency in Spanish
Competence in and dedication to working with others of diverse cultural, geographic and economic backgrounds, including individuals with criminal history and history of severe trauma
Commitment to immigrants' rights work and LIJC's mission
Ability to work collaboratively and handle multiple demands in a busy work environment
Founded in 1911, LMU is a premier Catholic university rooted in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. Our enrollment includes 5,962 undergraduate, 2,129 graduate and 1,278 law school students. Our 142-acre bluff-top campus is located in West Los Angeles and is among the nation's most beautiful and green campuses.