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Supervising Attorney (Immigration)

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Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required

Location

New Orleans, LA

Date Last Verified

Oct 19,2017

Posted on

Aug 28,2017
Practice Area
Immigration >> Immigration
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Supervising Attorney (Immigration) The candidate will supervise a team of Representatives and Attorneys who provide legal services to immigrants. This includes oversight of legal services provided by these staff members and providing training, technical assistance, and general programmatic support. Provide quality legal representation to a caseload of immigrant children and adults, and will prepare cases for submission to the USCIS and EOIR, including but not limited to, applications for asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) status, and/or T or U nonimmigrant status, family petitions, naturalization applications, cancellation of removal, and other forms of immigration relief. Also represent these clients in court when needed. Coordinate all aspects of client’s case, including 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. Provide overall programmatic/administrative support to assist in the supervision of legal assistants, legal interns, and volunteers. Provide support to pro-bono coordination efforts including pro bono recruitment, placement, mentoring, technical assistance, training, development of standard policies and procedures, etc. Support the Managing Attorney and Director on legal advocacy issues related to immigration, including trainings and presentations to a wide variety of audiences. Participate as needed in program-wide and grant-specific data collection. Participate in meetings with immigration legal service community-based organizations. Support administrative functions in furtherance of grant implementation. Juris Doctor Degree with active membership in a State Bar required; Louisiana license strongly preferred. Bilingual in Spanish and English (writing and speaking) required. 2+ years or more experience practicing immigration law, or 3+ years of other relevant experience; clinical experience will be counted. 2+ years prior management/supervisory experience preferred. Demonstrated: strong public presentation skills; understanding of law firm and corporate pro bono culture, and ability to represent CCANO’s legal programs before a variety of stakeholders required. Experience: with legal representation of unaccompanied children, immigration, and/or child dependency proceedings; working with children and/or survivors of abuse and trauma preferred. Competence in communicating and interacting with others of diverse cultural, geographic, and economic backgrounds in a professional and compassionate manner, including interacting with individuals experiencing substantial levels of emotional, physical, financial, or other hardship required. Ability to use basic Microsoft Office programs and online database software required.

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