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Public Interest Law Attorney in Washington, DC

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Company name

KIND (Kids In Need of Defense)

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Practice Area

Public Interest Law

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required


Washington, DC

Date Last Verified

Jul 18,2017

Posted on

Jun 09,2017

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Senior Pro Bono Coordinating Attorney Responsibilities: Supervise attorneys and/or support staff in office, in consultation with the Supervising Attorney. Oversee or conduct legal intakes and the provision of know-your-rights information to child clients; Match child clients with pro bono attorneys; Recruit, train, and advise pro bono attorneys representing unaccompanied children in immigration matters and related family law matters; Develop and maintain updated guidance materials, sample filings, and legal training presentations; Foster and manage relationships with law firms and corporate counsel in coordination with the Director of Pro Bono Recruitment and Training; Assist in office operations, including case management, data entry and maintenance, and reports; Collaborate with management in support of mission; and Participate in conferences, meetings, and trainings as needed.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Admission to practice law in either Washington DC or Virginia; 3+ years of experience practicing immigration law, which should include representation of clients in humanitarian immigration claims such as asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, U visas and T visas; Family law experience a plus; Experience working with children, preferably immigrant and refugee children, or experience working with survivors of abuse, human trafficking, or other trauma; A strong record of cultural competence and cross-cultural communication skills; An understanding of the private law firm and corporate pro bono culture and the ability to be a well-respected and effective representative of the program to all stakeholders; Supervisory experience, preferably in legal setting; Mentoring and training experience; Excellent oral and written communication skills; Excellent professional judgment; Ability to hit the ground working, multi-task, and work independently; Ability to work collaboratively; and Spanish speaking preferred.

Additional info

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
KIND (Kids In Need of Defense)
1331 G Street NW
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20005