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ProfileImmigration Attorney Duties: Conduct initial phone intake and legal consultation to determine eligibility for program services. Prepare and submit immigration applications for the following: Asylum, withholding of removal, Convention Against Torture claims, VAWA petitions, removal of condition waivers, and cancellation of removal, U visas, T visas, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Naturalization, Adjustment of status, Family petitions, Consular processing, Temporary Protected Status/Deferred Enforced Departure, DACA, Waivers of inadmissibility. Additional benefits such as employment authorization documents, travel documents, renewal of permanent resident cards, Certificates of Citizenship, FOIAs , etc. Other types of immigration cases as necessary. Represent clients before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Executive Office for Immigration Review, and the Board of Immigration Appeals; including attending immigration interviews, asylum interviews, immigration court hearings, and Infopass appointments. Perform administrative duties necessary to support legal representation (copying, filing, translating, etc.). Ensure client fees are assessed and collected per retainer agreements. Maintain client database and files in accordance with program/legal requirements and NVFS guidelines. Comply with all legal ethical standards. Make internal and external referrals to other services within the Agency and community, and work with other NVFS staff to provide collaborative services to clients. Ensure operations and delivery of the legal services program is effective, efficient, and in compliance with all external regulatory standards and professional code of ethics. Keep informed of changing immigration laws and procedures. Assist in the development of grants or contract proposals and reporting. Conduct outreach, lead trainings and participate in networking activities to promote services and to learn about available resources; collaborate with other agencies to complement services. Maintain bar membership through continuing education.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: JD Degree required; must be a member of good standing of any U.S. Bar, with the Virginia Bar preferred. 2+ years of experience practicing immigration law; experience with asylum, SIJS, and domestic violence-related applications preferred. Experience working with survivors of trauma preferred. Fluency in Spanish preferred. Ability to travel within Northern Virginia and Maryland. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.