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Deportation Defense Staff Attorney The candidate will evaluate potential cases for viability of representation by the Project; including identify eligibility for any defense against removal, eligibility for release through bond, parole, habeas or other lawful mechanisms, and potential litigation and other advocacy involving issues such as law enforcement misconduct during enforcement actions and conditions of confinement. Will provide legal advice and representation to Project clients. Help develop legal strategies to address regional - and immigration court-centered issues such as access to courts and counsel and due process violations. With the IIC Director, work to recruit and train pro bonoattorneys to represent clients in bond and merits proceedings through the Project, and oversee attorney volunteer management. Contribute to the organization’s mission and vision. Participate in organization-wide activities like the Latin American Festival, and a Night in Rio.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have J.D. degree and membership in good standing in the bar of any state and/or the District of Columbia. NC Bar admission preferred. Excellent analytical, written, and oral communication skills is required. Fluency in speaking, reading and writing in Spanish and English required. Experience with immigration law and removal defense highly preferred.
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