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

 


 

Administrative Assistant & Front Desk Back-up

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, paralegal and admin support). It represents clients in a wide range of immigration matters. We have an opening for a full-time entry level administrative assistant/Front Desk back-up.

Position will be responsible for scanning documents, creating e-files in our network drive, with detailed attention required as to naming, saving and preserving confidentiality, and providing reception support. Additional firm-wide administrative tasks to be assigned as needed. Some client contact is likely, for which ability to communicate verbally in English and Spanish is a significant plus.

We work in a warm collegial environment, and provide competitive salaries and generous benefits, with extra appreciation shown by staff benefits such as complimentary breakfast in the office on Fridays

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Scanning documents
  • creating e-files in our network drive
  • Front desk coverage
  • Case-noting
  • Data Entry
  • Clerical duties

Qualifications:

  • 1-year of administrative experience and/or customer service experience
  • High School Diploma
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) required
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Positive attitude and attention to detail
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Competent use of Adobe Acrobat, Windows, Outlook, MS Word, and Excel
  • Interest in human rights and immigration matters

Benefits:

  • Paid Time Off/ Paid Holidays
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision (100% coverage)
  • 401K Eligibility at one year anniversary
  • Gym/wellness Reimbursement
  • Flexible Schedule

IMPORTANT APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Please submit your cover letter, resume and references here: https://vblaw.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=53


Immigration Associate Attorney

Van Der Hout LLP, a nationally-recognized and full-service immigration law firm in San Francisco, has an opening for an associate attorney. You will work under the direct supervision of a Senior Attorney or Partner on immigrant and nonimmigrant matters, with an emphasis on Extraordinary Ability, Outstanding Researcher, and National Interest Waiver categories. 

 Other responsibilities include: 

  • Determine eligibility for and provide risk assessment of various immigration options to clients.   
  • Establish and maintain high quality case work and legal best practices.   
  • Oversee legal assistants in preparation of NIV and IV petitions.   
  • Provide effective client service with regular communication with HR and foreign nationals regarding case strategy and case processing issues. 
  • Help train and supervise staff in care preparation and filings. 

Qualifications 

  • 2 years of experience as a business immigration attorney. 
  • Experience with preparing and filing NIV applications, including H-1B, L-1, TN, E-3, O-1 etc.  
  • Experience with IV applications, including Extraordinary Ability, Outstanding Professor and Researcher, Multinational Manager, PERM applications, I-140 Petitions, and AOS applications.  
  • Experience with EB-1 and NIW. 
  • Proficiency with immigration case management database.  
  • This position requires a J.D. and bar admission to practice in at least one U.S. state. 

Benefits 

  • Paid Time Off/ Paid Holidays 
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision (100% coverage) 
  • 401K Eligibility at one year anniversary 
  • Gym/wellness Reimbursement 
  • Flexible Schedule and Hybrid working environment 

Additional Information 

Salary is commensurate with experience.  Please include a resume and cover letter with your application. 

**This is a Hybrid Position**

IMPORTANT APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Please submit your cover letter, resume and references here: https://vblaw.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=54

 


Front Desk Coordinator/Receptionist

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, paralegal and admin support). It represents clients in a wide range of immigration matters. We have an opening for a full-time Front Office Coordinator/Receptionist. The FOC will provide steady receptionist support to the firm and other administrative tasks. This position is full time in-office (not remote).

Ideal candidate must be detailed oriented; possess excellent organizational skills and time management skills. Experience using Word, and Excel are very helpful. We work in a warm collegial environment, and provide competitive salaries and generous benefits, with extra appreciation shown by staff benefits such as complimentary breakfast in the office on Fridays.

 Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Handling a bustling front desk: Greeting clients, assisting them to their meeting/conference rooms, and answering preliminary questions concerning the office; must be on hand to receive clients, guests and deliveries.
  • Handle a high volume of incoming phone calls on multiple lines (using Vonage system).
  • Oversee conference room calendar; assist with video, laptop and projection set-up.
  • Periodic staff lunch catering, including ordering, setting out lunch and cleaning up after, setting out snacks
  • Mail processing: Collecting, distributing, and processing mail (note taking), with attention to detail and deadlines.
  • Daily data entry and use of Excel.
  • Provide excellent customer service, must exude very helpful and energetic qualities.
  • General administrative assistance to office staff which may include special projects. Support OA and other staff on ad hoc projects.
  • Candidate must be bilingual [English/Spanish]

Job Qualifications:

  • Associate’s Degree is preferred and at least 4 years’ experience as a receptionist/front office coordinator in a professional office environment is required.
  • Excellent communication verbal and written communication skills are required.
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Previous experience as a front desk receptionist at a law firm highly preferred.
  • MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and Teams proficiency is a must, as well as knowledge of general professional office protocol.
  • Excellent at problem solving skills and able to deconstruct issues carefully and take decisive action when needed.
  • Detail oriented, process-driven and must follow-through on all tasks and assignments.
  • Must be proactive and have the ability to work both independently and in a team atmosphere with minimal supervision.
  • The right person has excellent listening skills, a highly professional demeanor, strong customer focus, impeccable organizational skills, is communicative to upper management, and thrives in a high pressure environment.
  • Discreet and professional demeanor; displays sensitivity to confidential matters.

** This is an in-office position**

PLEASE APPLY HERE: https://vblaw.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=55

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