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The Immigration Law Specialist Para-legal under general direction provides support to the Immigration Law Specialist Attorney in necessary trial preparation and other legal matters or proceedings involving the interaction between immigration enforcement and the criminal justice system.

Typical Duties

Conducts research for criminal, civil, and immigration charges, pleadings and other information in preparation for trial; drafts motions, orders, warrants and special orders for review and approval by attorneys or judges;
Develops and maintains specialized knowledge of immigration and criminal law and procedure;
Responds to questions either by phone, in-person, or email regarding criminal and immigration issues; reviews, provides guidance in the completion of various applications or documents and processes;
Reviews for accuracy and redacts court orders; prepares trial notebooks; copies and files records; notifies attorneys of filings; contacts witnesses;
Consults with attorney staff regarding detainers and interstate extradition requests; calculates statutorily or court-imposed deadlines; ensures all deadlines are met;
Conducts briefings with attorney staff on issues raised in pending cases, including writ of habeas corpus, cases as well as the progress of the cases;
Maintains and organizes files and exhibits in preparation for court appearances or deadlines, non-jury trials, and administrative hearings; maintains various databases; maintains statistics regarding caseloads;
Attends depositions, mediations, pre-trials, jury trials; non-jury trials; bench termination trials and contested hearings;
Interviews clients, families, and/or witnesses; may perform investigations on claims; performs discovery of relevant documentation associated with open cases;
Prepares trial docket; prepares various motions, briefs, and orders for the court files; prepares various forms during court hearings;
Works with all aspects of E-filings may serve as office E-filing administrator;
Prepares financial calculations, pleadings and preparations as necessary for court appearances;
Maintains case materials; including case document logs, ensures all evidence  and documentation for cases is accounted for;
Serves as a liaison with various other County facilities and departments;
Assists the public with inquiries and handles difficult customers and non-routine problems; 
Substitutes, if assigned, for coworkers during temporary absences by performing delegated duties sufficient to maintain continuity of normal operations; 
Attends and participates in meetings, training and information sessions; 
Stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field(s) of practice;
Commits self to providing excellent customer service and demonstrate commitment through cooperative team and individual efforts; and
Creates a high quality work culture through participation in and emphasis on training and mentoring to develop leadership, management, and technical skills in self and all employees, including safety related training and skills.
Other Important Duties*
Performs such other related duties as may be assigned.
As members of the County of El Paso Emergency Response System, all El Paso County employees are designated as Disaster Service Workers during a proclaimed emergency and may be required to train on emergency response and/or perform certain emergency services at the direction of their supervisor. 
Depending on area assigned
Screens cases for enhancement;

Additional Information

Organizational Relationships
Reports to:   Supervisor or Attorney
Directs:  Non-supervisory position; however, may oversee the legal work and provide guidance to staff
Other:  Has frequent contact with representatives of attorney’s, court personnel, law enforcement, other government agencies, and other county employees

Organization: County of El Paso
Location: El Paso,  TX 
United States
Salary: 23.03 hourly
Posting Start Date: 3/30/2022
Date Posted: 3/30/2022
Requirements Acceptable Experience and Education
Paralegal Associate Degree or an Associate’s Degree in a related field with three (3) years’ experience working for a law office;  Prior experience in criminal or immigration law is required; prior experience in criminal law is preferred.
Or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Certificates and Licenses Required
Preferred: Paralegal Certificate from a professionally recognized Paralegal/Legal Assistant program.

Status: This listing expires on: 6/28/2022
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County of El Paso
500 E. Overland Ave.

El Paso,  TX 79901
United States
(915) 546-2218