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Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence

Legal Secretary-Bilingual

Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence


Job Summary

The Legal Secretary is responsible for maintaining the daily functioning of the Immigrant Legal Clinic.  

Job Responsibilities

Resource Management:

  • Assists in collecting, organizing, and maintaining legal database and client-related data
  • Maintains Immigration Clinic supplies



  • Responsible for all in-coming and out-going Immigration Clinic mail
  • Supports the office manager in answering and routing Coalition phone calls
  • Receives Immigration Clinic clients and Coalition visitors upon entering the office
  • Responsible for taking and routing all Immigration Clinic calls
  • Assists in preparing grant reports
  • Interprets for client phone calls and meetings
  • Translates written client documents
  • Responds to requests for information and referrals


Meeting Attendance:

  • Attends Legal Team and Coalition staff meetings
  • Attends trainings and conferences as needed


Other Duties:

  • Assists in Immigration Clinic outreach and intakes
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • May assist in providing trainings on legal advocacy issues related to immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking



  • Supervised by and accountable to the Managing Immigration Attorney


Hours of Work:

  • The Legal Secretary is a non-exempt part-time position.  It is expected that the workload will be completed within 28 hours per week.  Some weekend and evening work may be required


  • Minimum 1 year experience in secretarial or administrative experience, preferably in the legal field
  • Good oral and written communication skills, with oral and written fluency in Spanish & English
  • Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Knowledge of domestic violence and/or sexual assault
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to prioritize and complete tasks in a timely manner
  • Excellent organization, with attention to detail

Additional Information


The Legal Secretary is entitled to all benefits and leave time as described in the personnel policies and procedures including prorated leave time and insurance.

How to Apply

Submit resume, cover letter and 3 references to


  • Date Posted: September 28, 2020
  • Type: Part-Time
  • Job Function: Administrative
  • Service Area: Social / Human Services
  • Salary Range: 25,000-28,000
  • Working Hours: 28 Hrs/wk, Mon-Thurs