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.
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 paralegal will assist attorneys in preparation of non-immigrant and immigrant visa petitions, including PERM Labor Certification Applications. The paralegal may also prepare applications for adjustment of status and naturalization.
The successful candidate must be able to work with moderate supervision and guidance in reviewing case documents and preparing employment based immigration applications for filing with various government agencies. Communicate with clients and foreign nationals regarding procedural and case processing issues. Review and approve client billing under supervision of attorney. Oversee status of cases using case management and billing systems. Run reports to monitor deadlines.
Bachelor’s degree or Paralegal Certificate. 1-2 years of experience at an immigration law firm preparing and filing PERM Labor Certification Applications. Excellent organizational and English writing skills. Demonstrated proficiency with case management software and other reporting tools and technologies used to manage data and information. Competitive salary and benefits.
Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Job Type: Full-time
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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