Legal Assistant – Immigration Legal Services


Job Type: Ministerial

Reports to: Office Administrator

Position Description

This full-time benefited position provides support to our legal representatives by preparing various aspects of a client’s immigration case.

The purpose of the Immigration Legal Services program is to bring dignity, justice and hope to the immigrant among us by providing direct legal services in immigration matters to low-income clients in Eastern Oklahoma, so that immigrants can fully engage in and contribute to our community.



  • As a ministerial representative of CCEOK, it is expected that both professional and social behavior be aligned with the ethical and moral standards of the Catholic Church
  • Pray daily for the needs of the poor; opportunities include personal prayer, daily Mass, and/or adoration
  • Willingness to learn how to articulate Catholic teaching with a commitment to its application in the job function

Legal Support

  • Collect, examine, and organize evidence for Legal Representative review and case preparation
  • Draft and proofread correspondence and legal documents for Legal Representative review
  • Research statutes, case law, memorandum, and regulations relevant to specific case issues
  • Participate in relevant training
  • Follow program case management procedures

Clerical Support

  • Manage, organize, and maintain documents in paper and electronic filing systems
  • Provide general administrative assistance, such as preparing applications for submission
  • Update calendar with filing deadlines and reminder notices
  • Communicate with clients regarding case updates, notices, and other communication at the attorney’s direction
  • Assist with special projects and other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required, associate's or higher degree preferred.
  • Proficient in Spanish and English (reading, writing and speaking) required
  • Experience working in a legal environment and/or other relevant experience working with immigrants and/or vulnerable populations preferred.
  • Competence in communicating and interacting with others of diverse cultural, geographic, and economic backgrounds in a professional and compassionate manner, including interacting with individuals experiencing substantial levels of emotional, physical, financial, or other hardship
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, accuracy and attention to detail
  • Proven organizational skills including the ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously meet deadlines and produce high-quality results quickly
  • Ability to work well independently and within a team
  • Computer proficiency including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Office 365 and online case management software