Job Details

Senior Staff Attorney

Company name

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Date Last Verified

Nov 30, 2021

Valid Through

Mar 15, 2022

Posted on

Jun 08, 2021

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Norcross, GA, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Immigration >> Immigration
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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).

Company info

Palmer Lawrence
Asian Americans Advancing Justice Atlanta
P.O. Box 922021,
Norcross, GA 30010

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