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ProfileImmigration Attorney The candidate will provide legal representation to immigrant clients in order to represent them in immigration removal proceedings and prepare cases for submission to USCIS, including, applications for asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) status, and/or T or U non-immigrant status and other forms of immigration relief. Will represent these children in immigration court, and family court for predicate and custody orders in relation to SIJ cases. Coordinate all aspects of a client's case, including client intake, 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, and direct representation in court. Assist in the supervision of a legal assistants and volunteers. Assist in provision of public education in the community and collaborating with other agencies. Participate as needed in program-wide and grant-specific data collection. Participate in meetings with immigration legal service community-based organizations. Provide legal orientations/counseling to clients and families. Provide referrals to non-legal resources. Coordinate with supervisor(s) on placements with pro-bono attorneys and provide support on pro- bono mentoring, technical assistance, and training as needed. Must have Juris Doctor degree with active membership in a State Bar (Louisiana license preferred). Should preferably have 2+ years of experience practicing immigration law, or other relevant experience. Bilingual in Spanish and English (writing and speaking) is required. Clinical experience is desired. Experience with immigration and/or child dependency proceedings is a plus. Experience working with children and/or survivors of abuse and trauma is helpful. Ability to use basic Microsoft Office programs and online database software is must.