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Immigration Attorney

Company name

Catholic Charities of Baltimore

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Location

Baltimore, MD

Date Last Verified

Nov 15,2017

Posted on

Nov 02,2015
Practice Area
Immigration >> Immigration
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Immigration Attorney Duties: Under direction of the Program Manager, will provide counsel and representation to low income immigrants and their families before the Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS), the Executive Officer for Immigration Review (EOIR), and the Department of State (DOS) regarding a wide-range of immigration matters; and assists in coordinating and supervising the activities of law students, volunteers, and pro-bono attorneys. Assists with the intake process and provides telephonic and in-person interviews and consultations to prospective clients; Manages high-volume case load concerning various immigration matters including family-based petitions and visas, non-immigrant visa processing, TPS, NACARA, adjustment of status, naturalization, naturalization, hardship waivers, asylum, Cancellation of Removal, U- and T-Visas, and other motions and legal memoranda as needed. Provides representation in CIS interviews before the Baltimore District Office and the Asylum Office in Arlington, VA; Performs legal research on AILA publications, the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), Title 8 of Code of Federal Regulations (8 CFR), and other related primary and secondary sources of immigration law and regulations. Assists with community outreach and education, and group presentations and workshops; Represents the agency to a variety of organizations and at community and professional functions and meetings. Accountable for raising money for the program through the collection of fees and fundraising. Assists with program communications and reports by tracking case statistics and outcomes and sharing success stories. Performs case-related administrative duties, including maintaining accurate, complete and confidential case files Assures that program services and policies and procedures are consistent with program and Agency philosophy. Immigration Attorney Duties: Under direction of the Program Manager, will provide counsel and representation to low income immigrants and their families before the Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS), the Executive Officer for Immigration Review (EOIR), and the Department of State (DOS) regarding a wide-range of immigration matters; and assists in coordinating and supervising the activities of law students, volunteers, and pro-bono attorneys. Assists with the intake process and provides telephonic and in-person interviews and consultations to prospective clients; Manages high-volume case load concerning various immigration matters including family-based petitions and visas, non-immigrant visa processing, TPS, NACARA, adjustment of status, naturalization, naturalization, hardship waivers, asylum, Cancellation of Removal, U- and T-Visas, and other motions and legal memoranda as needed. Provides representation in CIS interviews before the Baltimore District Office and the Asylum Office in Arlington, VA; Performs legal research on AILA publications, the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), Title 8 of Code of Federal Regulations (8 CFR), and other related primary and secondary sources of immigration law and regulations. Assists with community outreach and education, and group presentations and workshops; Represents the agency to a variety of organizations and at community and professional functions and meetings. Accountable for raising money for the program through the collection of fees and fundraising. Assists with program communications and reports by tracking case statistics and outcomes and sharing success stories. Performs case-related administrative duties, including maintaining accurate, complete and confidential case files Assures that program services and policies and procedures are consistent with program and Agency philosophy.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Law degree from an accredited law school. Licensed to practice law in at least one State or a Federal District Court. JD Degree required. Knowledge of immigration law. Excellent communication, analytic, leadership, and interpersonal skills. Ability to set priorities and exercise good judgment. Ability to work with clients from diverse cultures. Fluent in English and Spanish. Ability to work independently, under pressure and meet deadlines. Experience in serving culturally diverse clientele helpful. Knowledge of immigration law. Excellent communication, analytic, leadership, and interpersonal skills. Ability to set priorities and exercise good judgment. Ability to work with clients from diverse cultures. Ability to work independently, under pressure and meet deadlines. Experience in serving culturally diverse clientele helpful. Ability to travel to multiple locations required. If driving a vehicle on agency business, a driver's license with no more than 3 points is required. Ability to move throughout the building and climbing stairs. Fluent in English and Spanish.

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