Paralegal (Bilingual)

Application Deadline: October 8, 2018

Children’s Rights is a national non-profit organization that uses the law to bring about meaningful reform in government agencies that provide foster care, adoptive, juvenile justice, and child protective services. We are seeking a full-time, entry-level bilingual paralegal to join our active litigation program and support our commitment to reforming services for children in state custody. Responsibilities of the paralegal position include conducting legal research, providing support to attorneys in case management, managing case press, and collaborating on case-specific projects. The bilingual paralegal will also be tasked with assisting our Unaccompanied Minors team. In this capacity, the paralegal will attend client meetings and court dates to interpret for Spanish-speaking clients. Additionally, the paralegal will translate documents pertinent to Special Immigrant Juvenile Status petitions and assist with the preparation and filing of all related immigration forms.

Applicants should be able to start in December 2018 and must be prepared to make a two-year commitment to the position. For more information, please visit our website: www.childrensrights.org.

Qualifications:

  • Candidates must have outstanding organizational, writing, interpersonal and communication skills; be proactive in their approach to professional duties; have a team-oriented mindset and strong work ethic; be flexible and willing to work simultaneously on a wide range of tasks and projects; and be able to build and maintain relationships with a wide arrange of people with diverse backgrounds and with staff on all levels of a complex organization.
  • Candidates must have a B.A. or a B.S. We will not consider applicants who hold a J.D. degree.
  • Exceptional computer and technical skills (including Microsoft Office) and the ability to multitask are required.
  • Knowledge of children’s issues, social services, social justice, civil rights, LGBTQI issues, and/or juvenile justice is a plus. A commitment to reform on behalf of children is essential.
  • Spanish language fluency (oral and written) is required

Benefits:

Salary for this position is $40,000. A full benefits package is provided.

To Apply:

Please submit the following: a cover letter, résumé, official or unofficial transcript and contact information for two professional or academic references via email to hr.paralegal@childrensrights.org by October 8, 2018.

While emailed applications are preferred, you may also submit your application by postal mail or fax to Isabel Skilton, Children’s Rights, 88 Pine Street, Suite 800, New York, NY 10005; fax to 212-683-4015.

We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled and plan to conduct interviews beginning immediately.

Due to the high volume of submissions, only applicants of interest will be contacted.

Children’s Rights is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and we encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQI and gender non-conforming people.