Join the Team at Kivu Law!

Please email Attorney Erin at if you are interested in a career at Kivu Immigration Law.

Legal Assistant

Title: Legal Assistant

Start Date: Flexible

Hours: Full-time; 36-38 hours per week, M-Th 8am-6pm

Supervisor: Erin Schutte Wadzinski

Location: 906 3rd Ave, Worthington, MN 56187

The full-time Legal Assistant at Kivu Immigration Law PLLC will be responsible for case preparation, client communications, and community outreach and engagement. Responsibilities include:

Case preparation

Manage legal cases and serve as the client’s point of contact throughout the duration of the client’s case, under supervision of the attorney. Legal Assistant will:

Facilitate the signing of representation agreements, releases of information, etc.; help complete intake questionnaires during initial consultations; create case entries in Camp Legal; continually update Camp Legal with new client information, case status updates, and ongoing communication with clients; help collect required documentation, such as police reports and court dispositions; complete USCIS forms through Camp Legal; assemble applications, make copy for client, preparing filings for submission; serve as interpreter during USCIS interviews, as needed; provide language interpretation and translation, as needed.

Client communications

Provide friendly and professional customer service to clients and prospective clients. Provide helpful and accurate information in an easy-to-understand manner. Legal Assistant will:

Schedule client appointments and update Camp Legal; answer phone calls and respond to voicemails; relay clients’ legal questions to Erin in a timely manner; provide case status updates to clients.

Community outreach and engagement

Engage in advocacy, community outreach, and education to inform individuals of important immigration laws and policies; help build a positive reputation for Kivu Law. Legal Assistant will:

Attend and/or lead in-person events to speak about Kivu Law and relevant immigration laws, processes, and policies; subscribe to and follow relevant email digests to keep up on current immigration news and events; help manage Kivu Law’s social media accounts, including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Job Qualifications and Requirements


A genuine willingness to embrace individuals from all regions of the world, regardless of race, religion, national origin, social class, political view, or any other categorization; a friendly demeanor and an open-minded attitude to learn new things; a willingness to be a team player and work towards the common goals of Kivu Law; a willingness to abide by rules of confidentiality.


Written and oral proficiency in English and a second language, such as Amharic, Tiginya, Spanish, Karen, Burmese, or Lao; ability to learn and use technology such as Camp Legal, Microsoft Office Suite, and social media platforms to implement office processes and client communications; familiarity with US immigration laws and policies and a willingness to keep abreast of changing laws and policies.

Must have authorization to work in the United States.

 If you are interested in this position, please email your resume and a cover letter to Attorney Erin at  To learn more about our team, visit 


Kivu Summer Internship

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2021 Kivu Summer Internship. Information about 2022 Kivu Summer Internship will be available in January 2022.