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Immigration Project Attorney

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Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Location

Topeka, KS

Date Last Verified

Oct 13,2017

Posted on

Oct 12,2017
Practice Area
Immigration >> Immigration
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Immigration Project Attorney The candidate will provide limited direct representation and increase and improve the statewide capacity for appropriate advocacy services and competent legal representation in immigration proceedings for immigrant survivors of sexual violence, domestic violence, stalking, and sex trafficking across Kansas. Will collaborate with immigration attorneys in Kansas to improve the capacity for legal representation of immigrant survivors. Supervise and provide consultation and support to firm’s Immigration Advocate. Collaborate with the Outreach Advocacy Coordinator and other firm staff on projects related to cultural competency, language access, legal services, and the provision of technical assistance. Provide legal technical assistance, research, and case consultation to attorneys on issues impacting survivors in immigration proceedings. Provide direct legal services to survivors of sexual and domestic violence, sex trafficking and stalking on VAWA self-petitions, U visas, T visas, battered spouse waivers, adjustments of status, petitions for work authorization, and other immigration remedies related to domestic and sexual violence. Develop curricula for and facilitate trainings for immigration attorneys on effective and ethical representation of survivors, immigration remedies, and family law considerations. Serve as faculty on all relevant firm trainings. Provide training and technical assistance to attorneys, advocates, and allied professionals on issues impacting immigrant survivors and their children. Assist with other firm duties as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have a Juris doctorate degree and admission to Kansas and Federal Bar. Knowledge of immigration law is essential. Must have knowledge of legal and systems issues involved in domestic violence and sexual assault, especially as relates to immigration law. Previous background in domestic violence and sexual assault advocacy essential. Fluency in Spanish is required.

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