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Family Law Attorney / Immigration Attorney in Houston, TX

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Company name

KIND (Kids In Need of Defense)

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Practice Area

Family Law
Immigration

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required

Location

Houston, TX

Date Last Verified

Aug 24,2017

Posted on

Jul 11,2017

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Pro Bono Coordinating Attorney The candidate will conduct or oversee legal intakes and the provision of know-your-rights information to child clients. Will match child clients with pro bono attorneys. Recruit, train, and provide hands-on mentorship to pro bono attorneys representing unaccompanied children in immigration matters and related family law matters. Develop and maintain updated guidance materials, sample filings, and legal training presentations. Foster and manage firm relationships with law firms and corporate counsel in coordination with the Director of Pro Bono Recruitment and Training. Assist in office operations, including case management, data entry and maintenance, and reports. Assist in supervision, training, and mentoring of office staff in consultation with the Supervising Attorney. Collaborate with firm management in support of firm’s mission. Participate in conferences, meetings, and trainings as needed. Experience practicing immigration law, which should include representation of clients in humanitarian immigration claims such as asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, U visas and T visas. Family law experience is a plus. Experience working with children, preferably immigrant and refugee children, or experience working with survivors of abuse, human trafficking, or other trauma is advantageous. Spanish speaking is preferred. An understanding of the private law firm and corporate pro bono culture and the ability to be a well-respected and effective representative of the program to all stakeholders is needed. Mentoring and training experience is needed. Excellent oral and written communication skill is advantageous.

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Hiring Coordinator
KIND (Kids In Need of Defense)
1331 G Street NW
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20005