Project Details

$6.00 Per Hour
10 Hours Per Week
12+ Months Duration

 

Part-time Office Assistant for Immigration Lawyer

Dear Virtual Latinos,

We’re looking to hire 1 VA through this job that the Virtual Latinos Agency is publishing on behalf of a new client.

Client & Short Job Description:

Law Office in Charlotte, North California, where the attorney practices mainly family-based immigration law. The attorney assists in Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, and Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas. The attorney is a solo practitioner and she likes to provide very personalized service to all the clients that are interested in becoming a U.S. citizens through legal channels. The attorney has been in business for 2 years and her main clients are individuals from Africa. The attorney needs a very organized and responsible office assistant to grow her practice.

The VA will be responding to clients’ calls and messages. The VA will help the clients book appointments with the attorney. The VA will also do follow up with the clients as well.

Software the client currently uses:
– Docketwise for CRM
– Adobe for signatures
– Client Rock for Appointments
– Google Voice

Job Highlights: Why should you apply?
– Opportunity for VAs with great customer service skills.
– Great opportunity to work directly with the law firm owner.
– Join a practice that helps clients with their immigration paperwork.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: You must apply by Tuesday, November 30th at 11:30 pm PT. Our team will set up interviews for the selected candidates for Thursday, December 2nd, 2021.

Tasks required for the job

1. Answering the Phone & Taking Messages
– Answer calls and ask for clients’ information, find out whom they’d like to speak with, etc.
– Answer inbound calls from potential clients and leads
– Make two types of outbound calls A) Call potential leads from a list, and B) Follow-up calls
– The VA may also need to send the client an SMS and email to follow-up, through an internal software

2. Client Communication, Support & Follow-ups
– When clients need to make payments, the VA would need to make sure clients pay their bills.
– Answer simple questions if a client calls and asks for an update about a case, court dates, etc.
– If the client asks a law-related question, take a message and/or forward the question to the right paralegal or attorney
– Follow up with clients to make sure the law firm has all the necessary documents, info, and details they need to build their case and submit it to court
– The VA will do a follow-up after consultation and take notes.

3. Filtering & Qualifying New Leads
– Help the law firm talk to all leads and figure out how to qualify new potential leads
– Properly understanding the answers to each question to qualify as good or bad leads
– Those who are qualified and good leads will then be asked to book a call with the law firm’s team and/or attorney

4. Gathering Clients Info & Obtaining Documents
– Gather information from customers over the phone and email
– Get all their basic info such as their name, family’s name, relatives’ names, etc.
– Gather info about their customer’s last 5 years of places they lived, and where they worked.
– Enter all the information into the proper case management system or CRM

5. Calendar Management & Appointment Setting
– Help the law firm’s staff and/or CEO manage his calendar appropriately
– Schedule appointments with clients, and/or clients with other staff using the calendar, as necessary
– Save the appointments into Google Calendar, or any other calendar management system

Requirements:

All of our Virtual Latinos VAs must first have these 10 basic qualifications (click to read). Please review this first.

Ideal Requirements

A) Communication & Language
Excellent written English and Spanish skills. Must be able to draft and send emails and messages to clients.; Must have a great memory, be able to remember clients, and/or follow scripts.; Comfortable with making calls and know how to properly communicate with clients.; Great phone personality, be able to be stern and to handle objections, and answer any questions.; Have great “emotional intelligence”, who can understand each customer’s situation.

B) Creativity & Proactiveness
Self-starter, proactive and innovative.; Go-getter and/or entrepreneurial attitude.; Should be “coachable”, willing to learn new skills, and can follow directions.; Not afraid to ask questions, know when to ask for help when needed.; Quick learner, willing to learn new things, and able to pick up issues/problems fast.

C) People & Relationship
Easy to speak with and a good listener.; Great customer skills. Really good with people and friendly.; High Interpersonal skills positive and with a good sense of humor.; Must be able to have the great judgment of situations, to decide how/when to act accordingly.; Someone very patient, who could calm and make other people feel at ease under stressful situations.

D) Work Load & Stress Management
Project management experience, good at setting timelines, deadlines and fulfilling expectations.; Able to manage stressful situations without affecting them on a personal level.; Able to get things done, and have a positive attitude to do things.; Comfortable with a fast-paced and changing environment.; Great multi-tasker, able to prioritize, and have great time management skills.

E) Technology & Software
Computer savvy, able to teach systems and software to others.; Must have experience with documents management on Google Drive/ Dropbox.; Should have experience with Microsoft Excel and the overall Microsoft Office.

F) Industry Specific – General Law
Willing to represent the company, his/her approach should be friendly and supportive.; Comfortable with talking to clients and listening to their stories.; Empathetic, and zero-judgmental.; Must have “thick skin” and be OK with talking about hard subject matters.

Work Details:

– Schedule: Monday – Friday: 9:00 am to 11:00 am EST
– Hours: 10 hours/week
Pay: $6-8/hr/hr Part-time ($5-7/hr if it becomes Full-time). Rates are depending on your experience, determined by Virtual Latinos.

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Interested in applying for the job? READ THIS CAREFULLY:

Acknowledgment Form
Make sure you have signed the acknowledgment form (click on the link), before submitting your proposal. You should have signed it before being an official VL member, if you haven’t, go ahead and do it now. We won’t schedule interviews with VAs that haven’t signed the form.

Important Communication Info: If you are interested in applying to this position, make sure you are active on Telegram. It is the only means of communication between the Recruitment team in Virtual Latinos and the assistants to be called for an interview. Make sure you receive the good news!
If you are not active on Telegram, your proposal will be dismissed.

How to send a good proposal? 

Please apply through this Virtual Latinos platform, and include:
1) 1-2 short paragraphs introducing yourself, where you’re from, what you studied, and general work experience, and explaining why you believe you meet the requirements of attitude and skills?

2) Provide us with specific details of your past experience and skills related to each of the task categories mentioned above. The format of this section should look like this:

Main Job Tasks Experience:
1. First task category name from above goes here
– I have worked with contacting leads/people for X amount of years, at X company. Here’s an example of how I worked, my process, and the results of it:
– Additionally, I’ve also done Y type of works, with Y company.
– Additional details
– Additional examples

2. Second task category name from above goes here
– I do/don’t have any experience with follow-up up with leads, for X amount of years while working with X company
– The types of tasks I’ve done while using X system for managing leads and potential clients include: Give examples
– Additional details
– Additional examples

3. Third task category…..
Etc…
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IMPORTANT INFORMATIONWhen writing your proposal:

–Please don’t write about two or more tasks together in the same paragraph/section, do not merge tasks. Provide details of each task independently even when you think they are related somehow. If you don’t have experience in any of them, please talk about any related/similar experience, you may also add that you are eager/willing to learn, etc.

–Please keep in mind that your proposal must be based on the TASKS, instead of the Requirements. You may fully cover the Requirements list as an additional section after what you write in the Introduction, but your proposal should always explain your experience in the tasks. Watch the video for reference.

–Please be advised that if you recurrently send proposals in the incorrect format after being given feedback from any of the VL team members, we WILL SUSPEND your account and hide your profile.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: 40-50% of applicants do NOT read the instructions and send very poor proposals. If your proposal is one of those it WILL BE IGNORED.

Watch this video on how to create a GOOD PROPOSAL

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