Join one of the nation’s oldest and most preeminent law firms specializing in U.S. immigration law. We are a team oriented practice that takes pride in the ability to take on difficult cases. We are looking for people who share our goal of providing the highest quality representation, engaging in bold legal innovation, and handling all our clients’ cases with a deep appreciation for the humanity involved in each case. We offer a competitive wage and benefit package, a congenial workplace culture and a commitment to diversity and civil liberties.


Employment-Based Immigration Paralegal

San Francisco (financial district), 2 positions

Van Der Hout LLP is a nationally renowned, full-service immigration and nationality law firm located in the San Francisco Financial District. The firm was founded in 1980 and represents a wide range of clients.

The firm is seeking to fill two paralegal positions for its expanding employment and family-based immigration practice. The paralegal will assist attorneys in preparation of non-immigrant and immigrant visa petitions (both employment-based and family-based), applications for adjustment of status, asylum, naturalization, labor certification, and may also be involved with deportation cases.

Requirements: Bachelor's degree or Paralegal Certificate. 1-5 years of experience at an immigration law firm is strongly preferred, as well as excellent organizational and English writing skills, computer literacy, and an interest in human rights and immigration matters. Competitive salary and benefits.

Please email resume, cover letter, references and a writing sample.

PLEASE DO NOT APPLY IF YOU DO NOT MEET THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS.

Job Type: Full-time
Job Type: Full-time


Immigration Paralegal

Van Der Hout LLP is looking for a family and removal defense immigration paralegal (Financial District, San Francisco)

Van Der Hout LLP is a nationally renowned, full-service immigration and nationality law firm located in the San Francisco Financial District. The firm was founded in 1980 and represents a wide range of clients.

The position is full-time for an experienced immigration paralegal. The position will support attorneys handling removal defense and litigation before the Immigration Courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the Federal Courts; preparing and filing immigrant visa petitions, applications for adjustment of status, asylum, naturalization, and other administrative applications before the Department of Homeland Security.

Requirements: Bachelor's degree, 2 or more years of experience at an Immigration Law Firm, strong organizational and excellent English writing skills, computer literacy, and an interest in human rights and immigration matters. Fluency in Spanish (written and oral) required. Competitive salary and benefits.

Please email resume, cover letter, references, and writing sample to: [email protected].


Team Legal Assistant [TLA]

Van Der Hout LLP is a nationally renowned, full-service immigration and nationality law firm located in the San Francisco Financial District. The firm was founded in 1980 and represents a wide range of clients.

The TLA will support a team of attorneys and paralegals in the handling of family-based immigration matters. The TLA will be assigned to prepare correspondence on behalf of an attorney/paralegal and will handle the calendaring of internal office deadlines as well as court-related deadlines. The TLA will also assist with the intake process by interviewing potential clients and will continue to communicate with clients on an as needed basis. The TLA will also be assigned to assist with a variety of administrative tasks and support our receptionist. Competitive salary and benefits. Annual bonus.

Minimum Requirements

Fluency in Spanish (written and oral) required. Competitive salary and benefits.

Preferred Experience

Requirements: Bachelor's degree, 2 or more years of experience working in a law office and an interest in human rights and immigration matters. Knowledge of computer programs including Prolaw and Lawlogix.

PLEASE INCLUDE A COVER LETTER, RESUME, WRITING SAMPLE AND A LIST OF REFERENCES.

DO NOT APPLY IF YOU DO NOT MEET THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS. SALARY DEPENDENT ON EXPERIENCE.

Please email resume, cover letter, references, and writing sample to: [email protected].


Law Clerk - San Francisco

We are accepting applications for the law clerk positions on a rolling-basis. The positions will remain open until filled. We hire law clerks year-round.

Applicants should have completed their first year of law school. This is primarily a research and writing position. Law clerks will research immigration law topics and prepare legal memoranda, prepare briefs and motions to file before the immigration agencies and federal courts, and assist with other projects as needed.

Required experience: Strong legal research and writing skills. Completion of Immigration Law course or immigration law experience.

The clerkship positions are paid positions.

Please send applications by email. Please include: (1) cover letter; (2) resume; (3) legal writing sample; and (4) list of three references.

In your cover letter, please indicate your preferred start and end dates, an estimate of the number of hours per week that you would be available to clerk, and relevant coursework, including whether you have taken an immigration law class or plan to take one before starting the clerkship.

Please direct applications and questions to:

Law Clerk Coordinator
Van Der Hout LLP
180 Sutter St, Fifth Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104-4029

Email: [email protected]