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Employment Attorney in Hyattsville, MD

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Company name

CASA de Maryland Inc

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Practice Area

Employment

Salary

Up To 48000.00 (USD) /yr

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Hyattsville, MD

Date Last Verified

Jul 25,2017

Posted on

Jun 09,2017

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Profile

Staff Attorney - Employment Duties: On the front line in defending immigrant workers against abuse by employers, the police and immigration officials. Oversee and provide legal representation in employment and other civil cases. Oversee and provide legal orientation, counseling and education regarding a range of legal issues and other legal problems faced by members of the low-income immigrant community that CASA encounters. Provide referrals, brief legal services and direct representation in individual and collective cases. Support legal needs of the Organizing department. Co-counsel with other legal services providers or pro-bono counsel to pursue impact litigation. Engage in advocacy and community organizing efforts and campaigns for improved laws affecting members of the low-income immigrant community at local, state and federal level by drafting legislation, presenting testimony, organizing hearings and lobbying. Work independently and as part of the team. Engage in education and outreach through “know your rights” presentations, design and dissemination of materials and “training of trainers” workshops in which organizers and workers are trained to reach out to others to inform them of their rights. On-going data entry and bi-weekly internal activity reports. Annual planning process: developing and executing individual work plans, evaluating and providing feedback on plans as the year progresses. Meet deadlines established by supervisor and in Department and individual work-plan. Contribute creative ideas about ways to improve further his/her specific job and CASA as an organization. Provide detailed report regarding work including case examples, case profiles, and statistics. Work to improve and grow relationships with private bar to leverage greater pro bono and other support. Identify clients to participate in public, organizing campaigns and to speak with media.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Licensed to practice law in MD or ability to immediately obtain licensure (member of the Bar of another state and ability to sit for next Maryland Bar exam). Bilingual English/Spanish. Strong communication skills.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
CASA de Maryland Inc
8151 15th Ave.
Hyattsville, MD 20783