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Staff Attorney-Removal Defense The candidate will prepare a wide range of immigration cases for submission/defense to US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Department of State, Immigration Court, the Arlington Asylum Office, and the Board of Immigration Appeals. Will also provide legal representation to Unaccompanied Alien Children in family court and will prepare cases for submission to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and EOIR. Will coordinate all aspects of a client’s case, including client communication, relevant research, drafting personal statements, preparing immigration forms, writing briefs, drafting court motions and orders, and advocacy with law enforcement and other agencies. Will: Assist in the supervision of volunteers and student interns. Solicit the help of volunteer attorneys, paralegals, and others to assist with the provision of services when necessary. Provide public education in the community, collaborating with other agencies. Participate in meetings with immigration legal service community-based organizations. Participate on a regular basis in day-long Saturday naturalization workshops.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: JD Degree with membership in Virginia state Bar. 2+ years of experience practicing immigration Law. Experience in court and in defensive immigration cases. Experience with legal representation of Unaccompanied Alien Children preferred. Proficiency in Spanish and English (writing and speaking) strongly preferred. Ability to work both independently to manage a substantial workload with deadline pressures. Competence in communicating and interacting with others of diverse cultural, geographic, and economic backgrounds in a professional and compassionate manner, including interacting with individuals experiencing substantial levels of emotional, physical, financial, or other hardship. Ability to use basic Microsoft Office programs and online case management software.
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