Senior Staff Attorney
The candidate will independently manage a caseload of deportation defense cases, including bond and parole proceedings, asylum, withholding of removal, relief under the Convention Against Torture, U nonimmigrant status, T nonimmigrant status, VAWA, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, cancellation of removal, adjustment of status with applicable waivers, motions to reopen, and appeals; Assist in the supervision of the legal work of staff attorneys and legal representatives in support of both detained and non-detained individuals in removal proceedings; Conduct immigration consultations and provide pro se legal advice; Travel to detention centers in Georgia to meet with detainees (once safe to do so per public health guidelines and organizational policy); Provide topic-specific trainings in immigration law and practice for legal staff; Participate in community outreach and educational activities, including Know-Your-Rights workshops and citizenship clinics; Develop relationships with stakeholders and community partners; Contribute to grant applications and reports. Local to the Atlanta area, with access to reliable transportation. The position will largely be remote for the time being due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but will likely require limited travel to and from the Advancing Justice – Atlanta office in Norcross, GA for certain tasks. Precautions are in place to ensure safe access to the office. J.D. from an accredited university; Membership in good standing in the bar of any state and/or the District of Columbia; A sincere desire to advocate for social change in immigrant communities through legal services and in a community setting; Excellent communication, analytical, organizational, and writing skills; Demonstrated ability to work effectively and respectfully with a diverse client population as well as with community members; At least three years of experience practicing before immigration agencies; Prior experience training staff and supervising casework; Fluency in Spanish or one Asian language (Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese, Urdu/Hindi, Arabic).
Asian Americans Advancing Justice Atlanta
P.O. Box 922021,
Norcross, GA 30010