HIP attorney Jorge Ramos forms new partnership between Communities In Schools and the SKCBA


Attorney Jorge Ramos
Attorney Jorge Ramos

HIP attorney Jorge Ramos forms new partnership between Communities In Schools and the SKCBA

Communities In Schools (CIS) is the nation’s leading dropout prevention program. They current have 12 affiliates in Washington State with 5 serving King County.

Communities in schools and South King County Bar Association announce new partnership. Each affiliate has a partnership with their school district and through their Site Coordinator model work to connect students to outside community resources. Teaming with Communities In Schools allows us (as individuals or as firms) to make quick connections to support schools in our community.

All 5 King County CIS affiliates (Seattle, Renton, Kent, Auburn and Federal Way) are on board to help connect us into to schools. There are many ways to help: Serve as a mentor, or tutor; host an intern or provide a job shadow. Dee Klem of the CIS Kent office has agreed to be our point person. If you or anyone you know is interested in learning more contact Dee at dklem@ciskent.org

Natalia Rivera sworn in as Washington State Certified Court Interpreter!

Natalia & Justice Seteven Gonzalez

On March 6th, 2015, Natalia Rivera was sworn in as one of 3 new Washington State Certified Court Interpreters by Supreme Court Justice Steven Gonzalez. Out of 30+ applicants, only 3 new court interpreters were admitted as new Spanish interpreters. Each of the three newly appointed individuals come from and will serve a different Washington State county. Natalia will be serving us in King County, while the others will be serving Skagit and Grant counties.




Hanis Irvine Prothero hiring Bilingual Legal/Office Assistant

The Immigration Department of Hanis Irvine Prothero, PLLC in Kent, Washington seeks to hire a full-time bilingual Legal and Office Assistant. This position will provide administrative support to the attorneys and paralegals managing a high-volume caseload of all types of immigration legal applications. This position requires substantial direct client interaction.


Handle department phone calls forwarded from the receptionist

Schedule and confirm all attorney appointments and consultations

Track and enter all mail into department computer systems

Prepare client correspondence

Open and close all case files

Assist with client billing following internal accounting procedures

Translation of client documents from Spanish to English and English to Spanish

Prepare client records and FOIA requests to state and federal courts and agencies

Prepare immigration forms and applications packages


Fluency in Spanish is required (written and oral)
Strong organization and attention to detail
Ability to multitask and manage heavy case load
Ability to meet strict deadlines

Computer literacy
Strong work ethic

Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree preferred

1-2 years of prior experience as an Immigration Legal Assistant preferred

Although we prefer applicants with prior experience working in an immigration law firm, we will consider entry-level applicants with other office experience who have a genuine interest in immigration issues and a demonstrated aptitude for learning new tasks quickly.

Our office is located in the heart of South King County and services clients throughout the state.  Our suburban location offers an easy commute and free parking.  The workplace environment is friendly and professional, and we offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to bwalter@hiplawfirm.com.

Hanis Irvine Prothero well represented at the South King County Bar Association Holiday Party

Hanis Irvine Prothero attorneys and staff were well represented at the annual South King County Bar Association (SKCBA) Holiday bowling event this past Tuesday December 9th at Acme Bowl in Tukwila. Jorge Ramos, HIP family law attorney and president of the SKCBA, was there to host another successful event for all members including several judges and local attorneys.  Attendees were treated to a great spread of food, drinks, and a raffle filled with fun prizes for everyone.

SKCBA Holiday Party 2014 Raffle Prizes
SKCBA Holiday Party 2014 Raffle Prizes


SKCBA President and HIP family law attorney Jorge Ramos (left) and SKCBA Board Member Lee Thomas (Right)
SKCBA President and HIP family law attorney Jorge Ramos (left) and SKCBA Board Member Lee Thomas (Right)