Join the Team at Kivu Law!

Please email Attorney Erin at erin@kivulaw.com 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

Mindset:

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.

Skills:

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 erin@kivulaw.com.  To learn more about our team, visit https://kivulaw.com/immigration-lawyer/. 

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Kivu Summer Internship

Title: Kivu Summer Intern (Paid Position)

Duration: May 24, 2021—August 19, 2021 (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 Summer Intern at Kivu Immigration Law PLLC will be responsible for community outreach and engagement, client communications, case preparation, and legal research. Responsibilities include:

Case preparation & legal research

Manage legal cases and serve as the client’s point of contact, under close supervision of the attorney. Kivu Summer Intern will:

Conduct legal research, often relating to the intersection of immigration law and criminal law or family law; conduct country conditions research for asylum cases; draft motions to submit to Immigration Court for clients in removal proceedings; analyze required documentation, such as police reports, court dispositions, and immigration records; complete US Citizenship & Immigration Services forms and applications; provide language interpretation during meetings, as needed.

Client communications

Provide friendly and professional customer service to clients and prospective clients. Kivu Summer Intern will:

Draft communications to clients and US Citizenship & Immigration Services; 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. Kivu Summer Intern will:

Take part in outreach events at businesses, schools, places of worship, legal aid events, government agencies, community festivals, and elsewhere in Worthington and the surrounding area; help manage Kivu Law’s social media accounts, including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn; help create content and design Kivu Law’s monthly immigration newsletter

Job Qualifications and Requirements

Requirements:

Must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate or professional program at an accredited college or university; must pass a background check; must have authorization to work in the United States.

Mindset:

A genuine willingness to embrace immigrants 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

Skills:

Written and oral proficiency in English; 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.

 If you are interested in this position, please email your resume and a cover letter to Attorney Erin at erin@kivulaw.com. To learn more about our team, visit https://kivulaw.com/immigration-lawyer/.