Paralegal – Detained At Kids in Need of Defense

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Paralegal – Detained

  • Organization: Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)
  • Location: Hartford, CT
  • Department: Legal Programs – Detained
  • Job Type: Full-Time / Hybrid
  • Salary: $20.01 – $25.01 per hour

About KIND:

KIND is a global leader in protecting unaccompanied refugee and migrant children, championing their rights and well-being throughout their journey to safety. With over 23,000 referrals accepted and 41,000 attendees trained since its inception, KIND collaborates with various stakeholders to provide legal representation, social services, and advocacy for children in need.

Position Summary:

KIND is seeking a Paralegal responsible for supporting the delivery of legal services, assisting attorneys with case support tasks, conducting client intakes, and maintaining case files. The Paralegal will play a crucial role in ensuring the well-being and rights of detained children.

Essential Functions:

  • Conduct legal research, fill out immigration forms, and draft affidavits.
  • Perform client phone screenings, intake interviews, and know your rights presentations.
  • Support pro bono attorneys during case placement and provide administrative assistance.
  • Serve as a point of contact for clients, ensuring accurate case updates and contact information.
  • Assist in case audit efforts, including recording case status updates and child well-being.
  • Liaise with Social Services Coordinators for referrals and collaborative projects.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 1 year of relevant experience OR high school diploma with 5 years of relevant experience.
  • Fluent in English and Spanish.
  • Experience working with at-risk youth, immigrants, or refugee children preferred.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suites and ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with attention to detail.
  • Ability to travel locally as required.

Application Instructions:

To be considered for the role, please submit an employment application along with your resume and cover letter. KIND values diversity, equity, and inclusion, encouraging individuals from underrepresented communities to apply.

COVID Vaccination Requirement: KIND requires all staff to be COVID vaccinated unless exempt for medical or religious reasons.

Disclaimer: KIND maintains an ethical recruitment process and does not charge any fees as part of the application process. Interviews are conducted via telephone or video conference, and KIND does not engage in text or mobile app-based applications. For more information, visit: KIND Employment Practices.

Join KIND in its mission to ensure access to justice and protection for children’s rights and well-being. Apply now!


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