Bilingual Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Mountain State Justice is hiring for a full-time bilingual legal assistant/paralegal to work in our Charleston, WV, office to support our immigration and other legal practice areas. Candidates must be able to speak a second language fluently. Experience in immigration, bankruptcy, and/or civil litigation is preferred, but we will provide training as necessary.

Other qualifications include attention to detail; ability to multi-task; excellent typing and proof-reading skills; ability to draft legal documents; knowledge of state and federal court procedures, including use of CM/ECF; comfort with technology, including case management software, Adobe Pro, and Microsoft Office; organizational skills; dependability and strong work ethic; ability to work as part of a team; and commitment to working with low income & under-served clients. Paralegal experience and/or significant paralegal training, knowledge of West Virginia social service system, and/or experience working with low income or high needs clients are a significant plus.

Mountain State Justice encourages applications from Black, Indigenous and other people of color, LGBTQIA+ individuals, people with disabilities, people who have experienced the immigration system or criminal legal system, and other candidates who expand the diversity of our staff. Salary is commensurate with experience and includes an excellent benefits package.

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter explaining your interest, and three references to rachel(at)msjlaw.org with the subject “Paralegal Application.” Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with the job to be filled as soon as possible.