Van Der Hout LLP

Careers

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.


Family & Removal Defense Immigration Paralegal

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.

We have an opening for a full-time 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 and the U.S. Department of State.

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.

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, PLEASE CLICK ON THIS LINK, vblaw.bamboohr.com/jobs. THE LINK WILL DIRECT YOU TO THE FIRM’S HR’S JOBS SITE, BAMBOOHR. AFTER YOU APPLY, YOU WILL RECEIVE NOTIFICATIONS FROM FROM BAMBOOHR REGARDING YOUR APPLICATION.

IMPORTANT APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

  • MUST SPEAK SPANISH
  • PLEASE DO NOT APPLY IF YOU ARE A LAW SCHOOL GRADUATE OR AN ATTORNEY
  • PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR COVER LETTER as directed by BambooHR
  • PLEASE SUBMIT RESUME as directed by BambooHR
  • PLEASE SUBMIT THREE REFERENCES (including contact information: email, phone) as directed by BambooHR

AFTER YOU APPLY, YOU WILL RECEIVE NOTIFICATIONS FROM BAMBOOHR REGARDING YOUR APPLICATION. PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM/JUNK FILES AND ADD BAMBOOHR TO YOUR EMAIL WHITELIST.


Business/Employment Immigration Paralegal

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 a Paralegal position for its expanding employment and family-based immigration practice. The successful candidate must be able to work with moderate supervision and guidance in reviewing case documents and preparing employment based immigration applications filing with our various government agencies.

The paralegal will assist the attorneys in:

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Preparing of non-immigrant and immigrant visa petitions, including PERM Labor Certifications, Adjustment of Status and Naturalization
  • Manage status of cases filed applications and petitions
  • Handle communication with clients, witnesses, foreign nationals regarding procedural and case processing issues
  • Review and approve client billing (under supervision of attorney)
  • Run reports to monitor deadlines
  • Calendaring deadlines, and reminders
  • Translation of documents and write declarations

Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years experience at an Immigration law firm
  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or Paralegal Certificate
  • Strong Organizational skills
  • Excellent English and Spanish Skills (Written and Verbal)
  • Interest in Human Rights and Immigration matters
  • Computer Literacy
  • Customer Service Skills
  • Case Management Software; Preferably Centerbase and LawLogix

Benefits:

  • Paid Time Off
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • 401K Eligibility at one year anniversary
  • Gym Reimbursement
  • Flexible Schedule

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, PLEASE CLICK ON THIS LINK, vblaw.bamboohr.com/jobs. THE LINK WILL DIRECT YOU TO THE FIRM’S HR’S JOBS SITE, BAMBOOHR. AFTER YOU APPLY, YOU WILL RECEIVE NOTIFICATIONS FROM FROM BAMBOOHR REGARDING YOUR APPLICATION.

IMPORTANT APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

  • MUST SPEAK SPANISH
  • PLEASE DO NOT APPLY IF YOU ARE A LAW SCHOOL GRADUATE OR AN ATTORNEY
  • PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR COVER LETTER as directed by BambooHR
  • PLEASE SUBMIT RESUME as directed by BambooHR
  • PLEASE SUBMIT THREE REFERENCES (including contact information: email, phone) as directed by BambooHR

AFTER YOU APPLY, YOU WILL RECEIVE NOTIFICATIONS FROM BAMBOOHR REGARDING YOUR APPLICATION. PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM/JUNK FILES AND ADD BAMBOOHR TO YOUR EMAIL WHITELIST.


Legal Administrative Assistant

Van Der Hout LLP is a nationally renowned, full-service immigration and nationality law firm in San Francisco. The firm was founded in 1980, and was previously known as Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale LLP and represents a wide range of clients.

The firm is seeking a legal administrative assistant, who is Spanish/English speaking with 1-3 years of administrative experience. The position will assist a team of attorneys and paralegals with a wide variety of administrative tasks. Specifically, this position will assist with:

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Calendaring
  • Intake and Phone Screen Assistance
  • Draft correspondence and court forms
  • Assist with Spanish/English translations
  • Assist with court filings
  • Other administrative assistance as needed or required

Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years of administrative experience; law firm experience highly desired
  • College degree not required but preferred
  • Spanish language proficiency, verbal and written, required
  • Ability to be flexible, adaptive and responsive with constant need and shifting priorities
  • Positive, respectful, and effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong critical thinking and analytical skills and keen attention to detail

Benefits:

  • Paid Time Off
  • Medical, Dental and Vision insurance
  • 401k eligibility at one year anniversary
  • Parental Leave
  • Gym reimbursement
  • Flexible Schedule

Competitive salary and benefits.

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, PLEASE CLICK ON THIS LINK, vblaw.bamboohr.com/jobs. THE LINK WILL DIRECT YOU TO THE FIRM’S HR’S JOBS SITE, BAMBOOHR. AFTER YOU APPLY, YOU WILL RECEIVE NOTIFICATIONS FROM FROM BAMBOOHR REGARDING YOUR APPLICATION.

IMPORTANT APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

  • MUST SPEAK SPANISH
  • PLEASE DO NOT APPLY IF YOU ARE A LAW SCHOOL GRADUATE OR AN ATTORNEY
  • PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR COVER LETTER as directed by BambooHR
  • PLEASE SUBMIT RESUME as directed by BambooHR
  • PLEASE SUBMIT THREE REFERENCES (including contact information: email, phone) as directed by BambooHR

AFTER YOU APPLY, YOU WILL RECEIVE NOTIFICATIONS FROM BAMBOOHR REGARDING YOUR APPLICATION. PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM/JUNK FILES AND ADD BAMBOOHR TO YOUR EMAIL WHITELIST.


IT Specialist

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 it now has 35 staff (attorneys, paralegals and admin support). It represents clients in a wide range of immigration matters. We have an opening for a full-time IT Support Specialist. The IT Support Specialist is responsible for providing technical assistance to attorneys and staff in the setup and support of the Firm’s information technology hardware and software applications, and will work with the firm’s leadership to carry out the firm’s strategic objectives with regard to both cloud based software and internal networks.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Configure desktops, laptops, smartphones, telephones (physical and digital), printers, etc, per the standard configuration process
  • Accepts ownership and accountability for requests assigned to him/her and team members
  • Support and maintain day to day requests and help tickets regarding office desktops and some support for remote laptop connections to office network
  • Provide technical support for conference room meetings. Including; video / web conferencing, projection equipment and computer connectivity. Maintain video equipment for internal and external use
  • Contact and work with vendors to troubleshoot and resolve issues with internet connection, cloud-based software, storage and network, Microsoft Office, firewall, backups, digital telephones, mobile phones
  • Performs daily support activities in accordance with the Firm’s standard operating procedures
  • Participate in regularly scheduled team/project meetings, including administrator duties regarding firm’s cloud-based billing and case management software, and integrating the multiple databases
  • Maintain IT asset inventory

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in Information Technology preferred
  • 3-5 years of previous experience in IT support role. Qualified candidates should have experience and be proficient with Office365 Administration, VMware, Firewall configuration and maintenance, DNS, Active Directory, WordPress, Veeam, as well as other legal industry technology, tools and applications
  • Possess good organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to communicate on all levels
  • Skillful in investigating and analyzing problems, seeking clarification and support where needed, and reporting to supervisors when appropriate
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments, including complex issues requiring collaborative efforts between users, support engineers, and vendors to ensure timely responses or resolutions
  • Excellent customer service skills to provide incredible support to all levels of the firm
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to build and maintain collaborative relationships with peers, work as a team player and to express ideas effectively to individuals and groups

Benefits:

  • Paid Time Off
  • Medical, Dental and Vision insurance
  • 401k eligibility at one year anniversary
  • Parental Leave
  • Gym reimbursement
  • Flexible Schedule

Competitive salary and benefits.

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, PLEASE CLICK ON THIS LINK, vblaw.bamboohr.com/jobs. THE LINK WILL DIRECT YOU TO THE FIRM’S HR’S JOBS SITE, BAMBOOHR. AFTER YOU APPLY, YOU WILL RECEIVE NOTIFICATIONS FROM FROM BAMBOOHR REGARDING YOUR APPLICATION.

IMPORTANT APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

  • MUST SPEAK SPANISH
  • PLEASE DO NOT APPLY IF YOU ARE A LAW SCHOOL GRADUATE OR AN ATTORNEY
  • PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR COVER LETTER as directed by BambooHR
  • PLEASE SUBMIT RESUME as directed by BambooHR
  • PLEASE SUBMIT THREE REFERENCES (including contact information: email, phone) as directed by BambooHR

AFTER YOU APPLY, YOU WILL RECEIVE NOTIFICATIONS FROM BAMBOOHR REGARDING YOUR APPLICATION. PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM/JUNK FILES AND ADD BAMBOOHR TO YOUR EMAIL WHITELIST.



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: LawClerks-Jobs@vblaw.com

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