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Host Company Description
Located in scenic Anchorage, Alaska, this law center has provided legal assistance and representation to clients with Immigration Law concerns for over 40 years. Assisting clients with obtaining visas, filing petitions for residency status, and defending against deportation, the law firm has become a well-trusted and established law center in Alaska. The law center assists clients who come to the United States from all over the world and provide them with dependable law advice and services.
Program Duration - 12–18 months
Compensation - $12 per hour
Housing - Not provided
Start date - Fall 2022
Number of Positions Offered - 1
About The Location
Anchorage is a unified municipal consolidated city-borough in the U.S. state of Alaska, on the West Coast of the United States. With a population of 291,247 in 2020 it is Alaska's most populous city and contains nearly 40% of the state's population. The Anchorage metropolitan area, which includes Anchorage and the neighboring Matanuska-Susitna Borough, had a population of 398,328 in 2020 accounting for more than half the state's population. At 1,706 square miles (4,420 km2) of land area, the city is the fourth-largest by area in the United States.
Due to its location, almost equidistant from New York City, Tokyo, and Frankfurt, Germany (via the polar route), Anchorage lies within 10 hours by air of nearly 90% of the industrialized world. For this reason, Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport is a common refueling stop for international cargo flights and home to a major FedEx hub, which the company calls a "critical part" of its global network of services.
Anchorage has won the All-America City Award four times: in 1956, 1965, 1984–85, and 2002.
- Drafting and preparing legal documents
- Conducting research to support legal proceedings
- Investigating facts to help in the negotiation of legal disputes
- Monitoring and ensuring compliance with state and federal regulations
- Recording and storing client information
- Organizing exhibits and paper files
- Filing court documents
- Client and customer service
- To apply for the Internship program, applicants must be full-time university students with academic focus in Law studies OR have graduated less than 12 months from the internship begin date.
- To apply for the Trainee program, applicants must hold Law degrees and have at least 1 year of professional work experience related to the degree, OR be career professionals of 5 or more years in the field
- Applicants must speak Advanced English
- Two years (or more) of experience working as a paralegal is preferred but not required.
- Bachelors or equivalent (preferred)
- Four-year paralegal degree (highly preferred)
- Familiarity with legal research
- Familiarity with drafting legal documents
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Bi-lingual (highly preferred and will result in pay bump)
- Ability to problem solve and find solutions to complex problems
- Proficiency in Adobe, Excel, and Word and client management software