HIP is pleased to welcome new legal assistants

HIP would like to introduce our two new Legal Assistants, Jessica Lewis and Omar Nunez. Jessica and Omar joined our Immigration Department on June 8.

Jessica graduated from Pacific Lutheran University with a Bachelor of Arts in Hispanic Studies and studied abroad in Spain and Mexico.

Omar graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and a minor in Spanish Language.

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 welcomes three new staff!

In the last couple months, Hanis Irvine Prothero has added a few new members to our support staff. We would like to officially welcome Deborah Long, Marcella Perez, and Tara Kester to the team!


Deborah Long joins the HIP Immigration department working as a file clerk.

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Marcella Perez joins the Immigration team as well working as a legal assistant.

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Tara Kester will be working as an administrative assistant and also at our reception desk.

Tara Website Photo