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Bilingual Staff Attorney (Immigration)

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Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required

Location

Worcester, MA

Date Last Verified

Oct 19,2017

Posted on

Aug 30,2017
Practice Area
Immigration >> Immigration
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Bilingual Staff Attorney (Immigration) The candidate will represent eligible noncitizen unaccompanied minors before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Executive Office for Immigration Review, and the Worcester Juvenile Court. Conduct advocacy, education, and other outreach activities to raise awareness of immigration relief for unaccompanied minors. Conduct initial intake for the company’s Minors Program to assess eligibility for immigration relief. Provide “know your rights” presentations, legal advice, relevant referrals, and representation to eligible unaccompanied minors in immigration matters. Provide training to community partners, the general public, and the private bar about immigration relief for unaccompanied minors and the unique challenges of working with immigrant children. Complete representation of remaining detained caseload including less than five humanitarian cases involving adults. Recruit pro bono attorneys, and provide mentorship and support to attorneys accepting unaccompanied minor referrals from the company’s Immigration Legal Assistance Program. Complete regular grant reports for funding to support the Unaccompanied Minors Program and coordinate with the financial and management teams at the company to ensure compliance with grant regulations. Attend regular meetings with community partners including the Immigration Coalition Meetings, SIJS Working Group Meetings, and staff meetings. A valid license to practice law in the state of required. Strong Spanish language skills (i.e. ability to speak, understand, read, and write) required. 1+ year of experience practicing immigration law required. Excellent research and writing skills, outstanding oral communication skills, strong organizational skills, an ability to work collaboratively with other staff, and self-motivation required. Must: be adept at interacting with a wide variety of people and comfortable working in a busy, open work environment; have a demonstrated commitment to social and economic justice. Prior experience in a public interest setting is highly desirable.

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