KIDS IN NEED OF DEFENSE (KIND)
Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is a global leader in the protection of unaccompanied refugee and migrant children. Launched in 2008, KIND champions a world in which every child's rights and well-being are protected throughout their journey to safety. KIND has provided nearly 18,000 children with high quality representation in their immigration proceedings by training more than 41,000 attorneys and legal staff and cultivating partnerships with over 600 law firms, corporate legal departments, law schools, and bar associations across the country.
KIND's social services program ensures that migrant and refugee children - who have often endured trauma - receive counseling, educational support, medical care and other comprehensive services. To address the root causes of child migration from Central America and strengthen protection of unaccompanied children, KIND advocates for policy changes and educates lawmakers, the media, and the broader public on the conditions that drive these children to flee their home countries. KIND supports children returning to their home countries by connecting them to essential support services and sponsors gender-based violence prevention programs in Central America to protect children in countries of origin and transit.
KIND is also building upon its expertise in the protection of unaccompanied children to encourage the development of pro bono initiatives across Europe in partnership with European NGOs.
KIND seeks a half-time Paralegal at its Seattle field office to coordinate and conduct know-your-rights (KYR) presentations and comprehensive intakes to released and detained unaccompanied immigrant children; manage and perform data entry; open case files and prepare a comprehensive set of case documentation, such as retainers and releases; assist with case preparation for direct representation of clients; assist with pro bono placement and related duties; and assist with the overall administrative duties of the office. This position is funded through the City of Seattle and King County's Legal Defense Network, serving unaccompanied children living in King County, and will work closely with the Staff Attorneys for this project.
The staff member will have, but not be limited to, the following responsibilities, in cooperation with the Legal Defense Network Staff Attorneys, LDN paralegal, and others in the Seattle office:
The Paralegal position requires a Bachelor of Arts degree or the equivalent.
Commensurate with education and experience.
Staff Attorney - Seattle office
Applications, including a cover letter, resume, salary range requirements, writing sample, and three references, should be submitted online at: https://supportkind.org/jobs/
Applications that do not contain all of the above-listed required materials will not be considered.
Applications should be submitted as soon as possible, and not later than the posted deadline. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled, and applicants selected for interviews will be duly notified. Please no inquiries or phone calls.
KIND is an EOE committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in both its staff and work.
The selected applicant will be asked to undergo a background check before acceptance of the final offer.