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Staff Attorney (Temporary) The candidate will provide direct representation to unaccompanied immigrant children seeking immigration legal relief. Will recruit and train pro bono attorneys to provide legal representation to immigrant children, as well as in some cases to adult caretakers in state court proceedings for guardianship, custody, or similar matters. Represent children in in immigration court and before USCIS, including children eligible for asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), T visas or U visas as needed; 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 representing caretakers in related family law matters; Provide legal training presentations to current and prospective pro bono attorneys; Foster and manage relationships with law firms and corporate counsel in coordination with the other legal services team members; Assist in office operations, including case management, data entry and maintenance, and reports; Participate in staff meetings and -wide calls; Collaborate with management in support of mission; and Participate in conferences, meetings, and trainings as needed.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Admitted to practice law in the U.S. (Maryland state bar admission preferred but not required); 1-3 years of 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; Fluency in Spanish required; Family law experience a plus; Experience working with children, preferably immigrant and refugee children, or experience working with survivors of abuse, human trafficking, or other trauma; Mentoring and training experience; 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; Ability to work collaboratively, and preferably prior experience working with individual attorneys, law firms, or service providers.
Term: December 31, 2017 with the potential for extension.
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