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Legal Case Manager 

About the Organization St. Vincent Catholic Charities (STVCC) is a non-profit, human services agency dedicated to serving the most vulnerable. Every year, thousands of lives are transformed through the agency's programs which include foster care, adoption, mental health counseling, refugee services, and an Immigration Law Clinic. Located in Michigan's capital and with more than 70+ years of compassionate service to the community, STVCC is proud to have forged relationships with community partners of almost every creed. STVCC's work is carried out by employees (and interns/volunteers) and we welcome those passionate about serving others to join us on this journey of providing help and hope.  
Category Legal  
Description

Job Summary

Provide support to two immigration attorneys in immigration-related legal representation for Afghan nationals, with a focus on asylum and SIV.

Agency Expectations of Employee

  • Supports the Mission, Vision, and values of the agency.
  • Is sensitive to the cultural diversity of colleagues and clients served.
  • Forges mutually respectful partnerships with persons served and their families to assist them in gaining skills and confidence to address the problems and issues they face.
  • Sets limits and maintains the helping role of the practitioner and intervenes appropriately to meet the needs of the persons or family members served.
  • Believes in the capacity of people to grow and change.

 

Role and Responsibilities

  • Conduct legal and country conditions research.
  • Organize documents related to ongoing and closed cases.
  • Meet with clients to gather information.
  • Schedule appointments and maintain attorney calendars and own calendar
  • Coordinate and schedule interpreters for appointments
  • Monitor and return phone calls and voice mail
  • Maintain client digital files and program databases
  • Draft legal documents such as affidavits and immigration forms.
  • Case note every communication with clients.
  • Prepare statistics for various monthly and quarterly reports.
  • Provide general clerical and administrative support to the attorneys.
  • Develop and maintain knowledge base of immigration related laws, regulations and pending legislation.
  • Attend and participate in agency meetings, as appropriate.
  • Work collaboratively with volunteers and interns.
  • Advocate for immigrant rights through positive relations with other CBOs and government entities.
 
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Hours  
Salary Range  
Location St. Vincent Catholic Charities - Lansing  
Open Date 4/25/2023  
Position Requirements

Qualifications and Education Requirements

Education: B.A. or B.S. preferred.

 

Experience: law office or paralegal experience preferred; exposure to US asylum law; experience as part of a multicultural team.

 

Registration, licenses, certifications or special training: MI operator license; computer skills; excellent written and oral communications skills; second language (Urdu, Dari, Pashto) preferred.

 

Physical Demands: The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Emotionally able to work with information that may be traumatic in nature, as well as, work with individuals or families in crisis or experiencing trauma.
  • Ability to stand and/or walk up to 8 hours per shift.
  • Work involves talking, stooping, squatting, twisting, climbing, kneeling, hearing, using hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms.
  • Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • May be required to push, pull, lift, and/or carry up to 25 pounds.
  • Ability to sit and use computer workstation, including keyboard and visual display terminal for extended periods of time.
  • Noise in the work environment is usually moderately quiet but can be very loud at times.
  • Work in an environment with various degrees of discomfort.

 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Additional Notes

This description is intended to describe the essential job functions, the general supplemental functions and the essential requirements for the performance of this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and requirements of a person so classified. Other functions may be assigned and management retains the right to add or change duties at any time.

 
Signing Bonus  
Benefits Comprehensive package including medical, dental, vision, LTD, STD, retirement, life, etc. Sick, vacation, and holiday accrual.  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
Additional Information  
Close Date  
Full Job Description None Specified 

Benefits Information None Specified 


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