Paralegal - Immigrants' and Language Rights Center

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Job location
Suite 1800
Indianapolis, IN 46204
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Indiana Legal Services, Inc.
Street address: 
151 N Delaware Street
Suite 1850
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

Indiana Legal Services, Inc. (ILS) is seeking a paralegal for a full-time position at its Immigrants' and Language Rights Center (ILRC). Job duties will include conducting client intake interviews over the phone, post-intake follow up, case management, translating documents between English and Spanish, and assisting with immigration and immigrants’ rights cases. Most of the client interviews will be with non-English speakers and will be conducted in Spanish or through an interpreter.

The Immigrants’ and Language Rights Center was established to ensure that limited-English proficient (LEP) clients have equal access to services provided by Indiana Legal Services, in spite of the language barrier. To help accomplish this, the call center conducts interviews for limited English speakers who wish to apply for legal services. This position offers a great opportunity for those who are committed to poverty law, in general, and working with immigrants and LEP clients, specifically.

This position will be located in Indianapolis but will be part of the statewide Immigrants’ and Language Rights Center. The paralegal will work under the direct supervision of the Center’s staff attorney, and the supervision of the Director of the Immigrants’ and Language Rights Center.

ILS is a non-profit organization which provides free legal assistance throughout Indiana to low income people in civil matters. It has eight offices throughout the state in Indianapolis, Merrillville, South Bend, Ft. Wayne, Lafayette, Bloomington, Evansville and New Albany. In addition to its 8 offices, ILS has several special centers and projects, including: Immigrants’ and Language Rights Center; Migrant Farmworker Center; Consumer Law Center; Housing Law Center; Community Economic Development Project; Homeless Legal Project; Marion County Ex-Offender Community Reintegration Project; Low Income Taxpayer Clinic; Senior Law and Nursing Home Ombudsman Projects and the Military Assistance Project.


Applicants must be fluent in Spanish and English (written and spoken). Fluency in other foreign languages is helpful but not required. Applicants must have excellent written and oral communication skills. Applicants who are certified for interpretation and/or translation are preferred but not required. Previous paralegal experience and experience working with immigration cases is also preferred but not required. Must be computer literate with proficiency in Microsoft programs, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

The position will be located in Indiana Legal Services' Indianapolis office. Applicants will be required to work from 8:30AM to 5PM Monday through Friday. Position to be filled ASAP.

To apply: 

Please send a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) references with email addresses, mailing addresses, and telephone numbers to the following addresses (email submission is strongly preferred):

Christen Christian
Staff Attorney
Immigrants’ and Language Rights Center
Indiana Legal Services, Inc.
151 N. Delaware Street, Suite 1800
Indianapolis, IN 46204
[email protected]

Aimee Heitz
Directing Attorney
Immigrants’ and Language Rights Center
Indiana Legal Services, Inc.
151 N. Delaware Street, Suite 1800
Indianapolis, IN 46204
[email protected]

Submission Deadline:
Open until filled.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
Salary is commensurate on experience. ILS offers an excellent fringe benefits package including health insurance (medical, dental, vision, Rx), disability insurance, life insurance, a 401k plan (after one year), a flex benefit plan, and generous vacation
Expiration date: 
Wednesday, August 24, 2016