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Law Offices of Daniel Shanfield

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Job Title: Legal Assistant/Paralegal

The Law Offices of Daniel Shanfield- Immigration Defense PC , is the South Bay's leading immigration defense law firm. In addition to assisting immigrant families reunite and remain in the United States, we defend immigrants facing deportation for crimes and immigration violations, help asylum seekers find refuge from persecution, and assist legal residents overcome past criminal and immigration violations to obtain U.S. citizenship.

Our Firm is seeking a Bilingual Immigration Defense Legal Assistant/Paralegal (F/T Eng/Sp) for our San Jose Main Office.

Duties :

  • Assist and support firm attorneys in the preparation and document processing of immigration benefits applications, including family visa petitions, permanent residency applications, naturalization applications, asylum applications, victim of crime U visa applications, hardship waivers, and Petitions under the Violence Against Women Act;
  • Assist and support firm attorneys in caseload management and client contact;
  • Assist and support firm attorneys in the preparation of application packets, including evidence gathering, witness declaration preparation, and drafting immigration application cover letters;
  • Assist and support firm attorneys in obtaining civil and criminal court records;
  • Assist and support attorneys in conducting potential client intake;
  • Assist and support attorneys in drafting procedural motions before the immigration court and Board of Immigration Appeals;
  • Assist and support attorneys in fielding client contact by phone, web, and email;
  • Other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate will possess :

  • Four Years Bachelor's Degree or NALA Paralegal Certification;
  • At least one year of experience in the immigration field;
  • A demonstrated commitment to immigrants' and civil rights issues;
  • Outstanding Bilingual English-Spanish Communication Skills (written and spoken);
  • Strong familiarity with Windows, office technology, and document management systems;
  • Familiarity with Legal Case Management Software (INSZoom) is a plus;
  • A strong desire to advance and grow professionally within the Firm and in the immigration legal community.
  • Attorneys and Law Students Need Not Apply

Job Title: Associate Immigration Attorney

The Law Offices of Daniel Shanfield- Immigration Defense PC, is the Silicon Valley's leading immigration defense law firm. We defend immigrants facing deportation for criminal and civil immigration violations, help asylum seekers find refuge from persecution, and assist legal residents with criminal and immigration problems obtain U.S. citizenship. Our firm also assists immigrant crime victims and survivors of domestic violence in obtaining legal status, so they can get back on their feet and move on with their lives.

Our Downtown San Jose offices are currently seeking motivated candidates who are English-Spanish bilingual to apply for the position of Associate Immigration Attorney (full-time).

Responsibilities:

  • Represent clients before DHS, EOIR and DOS in family immigration, naturalization, U visa, asylum, I-751 waivers, VAWA matters, consular processing, 212(h), 212(i), I-212, unlawful presence and provisional waivers.
  • Represent clients before the Immigration Courts and BIA in removal defense, all applications for immigration relief, criminal removal matters, custody and bond hearings, and contested removal cases.
  • Prepare declarations, legal briefs, and letter briefs.
  • Conduct client intake and consultations. Personally appear with clients before USCIS and the Immigration Courts in San Jose, San Francisco, and occasionally in Southern and Central California.
  • Maintain Reports on Client Caseload.
  • Participate in community know-your-rights meetings.
  • Other tasks as needed and as assigned by Firm management.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • J.D. from ABA certified law school with current Bar Membership in good standing. (Preferably California Bar).
  • At least one year of experience as an attorney in family, removal, and immigration legal defense.
  • Bilingual English-Spanish (written and spoken).
  • A demonstrated commitment to immigrants' and civil rights issues.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and advocacy skills, both oral and written.
  • A strong desire to advance and grow professionally within the Firm and in the immigration legal community.
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills to manage busy caseload.
  • Proficiency in INSZoom or other immigration platform is a plus.

Recent Victories

  • Obtained U.S. Citizenship 20 Year- Old Robbery Conviction
  • Obtained Prosecutorial Discretion Abandonment of Permanent Residency
  • Permanent Residency Absentia Removal Order
  • Permanent Residency Abuse Victim
  • Permanent Residency Adjustment of Status
  • Permanent Residency Adjustment of Status
  • Permanent Residency Adjustment of Status
  • Permanent Residency Adjustment of Status
  • Permanent Residency Adjustment of Status
  • Permanent Residency Adjustment of Status

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