The Immigrant Justice Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center works to protect the rights of immigrants and their children to ensure they are treated with fairness and respect for their dignity. Our work is focused in two main areas: (1) protecting migrant workers from exploitation and (2) defending immigrants against unlawful government action, including challenging harsh anti-immigrant laws and practices; protecting the due process rights of detained immigrants facing immigration enforcement; and accessing education for immigrant children. In recent years, we have ended discriminatory practices that reduced immigrants’ access to driver’s licenses in Georgia and to register to vote in Louisiana. We have won millions of dollars in stolen wages and other compensation to migrant workers in states such as South Carolina, Alabama, and Mississippi. We have recently launched an ambitious project to provide free legal representation to immigrants detained in southeastern detention centers, starting at the Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Georgia.
Our Project is growing and we are seeking to add to our dedicated and talented team. We are seeking an Outreach Paralegal who is passionate about creating justice for immigrant communities and believes in building strong teams. The Outreach Paralegal will work under the direction and supervision of SPLC attorneys to perform extensive outreach to current and prospective clients and community organizations; conduct field investigation and advocacy, including know-your-rights presentations; provide case management and support; conduct research; and organize information. Substantial overnight travel will be required.
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An Equal-Opportunity Employer with a Commitment to Diversity
Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and as an organization committed to diversity and the perspective of all voices, we consider applicants equally of race, gender, gender identity, color, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability, political affiliation and national origin. We reasonably accommodate staff members and/or applicants with disabilities, provided they are otherwise able to perform the essential functions of the job.