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Immigration Attorney The candidate will be responsible for case management and legal representation of immigrants in their immigration cases before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and/or EOIR. Conduct timely and thorough legal consultation on immigration cases to determine eligibility for immigration benefits and provide legal advice to clients, assessing risks and benefits of any proposed course of action. Provide legal representation to immigrants before the USCIS, the EOIR, and/or, for Texas attorneys, in State court when necessary to support client's immigration case. Serve as a referral source, by maintaining relationship with attorneys, non-profits, and other professionals when attorney assistance or other expertise is needed. Evaluate facts, develop strategies and arguments, and engage in extensive legal writing of briefs and affidavits to prepare immigration cases in family based immigration matters, adjustment of status, citizenship and naturalization, VAWA petitions, U visa petitions and other immigration matters. Maintain an organized high volume case load and manage special projects. Advice staff on legal matters, assign work to staff and conduct peer review of all cases filed. Participate as attendee and/or presenter on immigration workshops and trainings. Participate as an active team member of the organisation. Maintain a work schedule that maximizes availability to staff and customers. Doctorate of Juris Prudence and current license to practice immigration law in the United States required. Knowledge: of and skill in immigration laws and procedures; of State law, particularly in regard to juvenile and family court matters involving minors required. Skill: in an immigration program administration, including financial monitoring, grant compliances, policies and procedures and staff supervision; in analytical research, strategical thinking and cultural sensitivity and awareness required. Ability: to develop, manage, and work within the parameters of a program budget; to proficiently write grant and contract; to effectively prepare and present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public; to proficiently communicate in English and Spanish (conversing, writing, and reading); to execute with efficiency on short-and long term projects; to work independently and with a minimum of supervision; to work effectively with diverse populations, including low-income persons and other disadvantaged persons; to conformably work in a faith-based environment; to maintain confidentiality at all times; to operate various word processing software, spreadsheets, and database programs; to organize, prioritize, and utilize effective time management techniques to meet deadlines; to follow instructions furnished in verbal or written format; to create and foster an environment consistent with agency culture, mission, vision, and values; to develop and maintain positive relationships with all segments of the community (parishes, priests, religious, laity, Catholic ministries, civic leaders and community agencies); to provide excellent customer service to internal and external customers and work effectively with others required. Bilingual English-Spanish (proficient in conversing, writing, and reading) required. Deadline: October 18, 2017.
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