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Staff Attorney

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Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required

Location

Worthington, MN

Date Last Verified

Oct 12,2017

Posted on

Sep 25,2017
Practice Area
Immigration >> Immigration
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Staff Attorney The candidate will remedy legal problems by providing quality immigration legal services to low-income immigrants and refugees of all nationalities. Prevent legal problems by providing law-related education to immigrants and refugees of all nationalities. Raise public awareness of immigration issues so as to encourage sound public policy that protects the universal human rights of immigrants and is both compassionate and practical. Responsible for providing information, technical assistance, outreach and training, and representation in immigration matters to income-eligible persons of all nationalities. Provide individual and family legal representation in immigration matters to clients, including some or all of the following: affirmative immigration applications before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), respond to requests for evidence, ensure that clients receive and understand all notices from USCIS regarding their pending applications, prepare clients for interviews with USCIS personnel, educate clients about their rights and obligations under immigration law. Additional responsibilities for staff attorneys include deportation defense in immigration court and immigration administrative and federal appeals. Engage in outreach efforts to immigrant and refugee communities regarding our legal services. Perform intake consultations with potential clients. Identify and resolve legal issues on behalf of new clients, accept cases, maintain client files. Maintain client data in compliance with organization protocols and in compliance with grants and contracts. Provide information regarding immigration law to agencies who work with the immigrant and refugee communities on a one-to-one basis and through presentations. Assist in grant proposal and report preparation as needed. Bachelor’s degree in related field required. U.S. law school and licensed to practice in Minnesota preferred. Experience in immigration matters preferred. Fluency in both English and Spanish preferred. Excellent oral, listening, and written communication skills required. Familiarity with diverse refugee and immigrant communities required. Demonstrated interest in serving the low-income immigrant and refugee community and experience working with persons of diverse economic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds required. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs required. Database experience a plus.

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