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Organization TypePublic Interest
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ProfileStaff Attorney The candidate will provide comprehensive legal services to children in immigration shelters. Duties: Legal representation in immigration proceedings before the Immigration Court; appellate proceedings before the Board of Immigration Appeals; proceedings before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and proceedings in state family and juvenile courts within the Miami Immigration Court jurisdiction; Represent clients seeking immigration benefits, including asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) status, and/or T or U nonimmigrant status, and state court orders necessary to support SIJ applications; Conducting legal screenings of detained and non-detained unaccompanied minors to determine eligibility for legal relief and representation by the agency; Providing advice and counsel to unaccompanied minors; Complying with other program reporting. Juris Doctor degree / State Bar membership and 2+ years of experience in immigration law, including experience with Special Immigrant Juvenile, asylum, VAWA, T and/or U visa cases required. Experience in family, child welfare and/or juvenile law related matters; working with children, domestic violence victims and/or other victims of trauma preferred. Strong writing, research and analytical skills; strong communication and group leadership skills required. Interest in policy advocacy at the national level required. Excellent presentation skills for community outreach, education and training required. Experience with immigration and/or child dependency legal clinics in law school strongly preferred. Fully bilingual, including reading and writing, in English and Spanish required.