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Legal Director - Children's Project – ProBAR The candidate will be accountable for day-to-day leadership and management of Children’s Project Legal Department, including representation and alternate extended legal services offered by Children's Project. Oversee work of Supervising Attorneys – Children’s Project – ProBAR. Reports regularly to Director - Children's Project - ProBAR regarding issues related to provision of legal services to unaccompanied children and develop strategies to address challenges. Assists in the recruitment, direction, training and work activities of the department to and through Supervising Attorneys - Children's Project – ProBAR. Seeks and develops opportunities for trainings on relevant issue areas to inform work of legal staff and maintain stakeholder relationships to facilitate and promote work of Legal Department. Provides coaching, counseling, leadership, performance feedback, and, where appropriate, applies discipline to and through subordinates. Ensures compliance with current funding contract(s) and ABA budgets as to provision of representation and alternate extended legal services. Performs other related duties as required. Should have possession of a Juris Doctorate from an ABA accredited law school. Must be licensed to practice law and member in good standing of State Bar of Texas. Must have 2 years’ experience practicing immigration law related to detained child respondents in removal proceedings. Should have written and oral fluency in both English and Spanish. Must have 1 year experience supervising a team of employees which must have included goal setting, performance management/feedback/evaluation, and hiring/termination of staff. Intermediate proficiency in both the Microsoft Office Suite of products and with Google tools and products are needed. Preferred: Prior non-profit experience, particularly involving field work or work in remote locations. Prior volunteer, community, or work experience regarding immigration or detention. Prior work experience with children, particularly from Central America and including Mayan language speaking populations.
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