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Organization TypePublic Interest
Date Last Verified
Years of Experience
ProfileAttorney - Pro Bono Coordinating The candidate provides counsel and representation to immigrant clients both in-house and through the efforts of volunteer pro bono attorneys. Duties include conducting outreach to area law firms on behalf of ILS to recruit and then train and mentor volunteer attorneys who will take cases referred by ILS, as well as to organize legal clinic events in which volunteer attorneys can serve pro bono clients. Conducts consultations and handle a wide-range of immigration matters on behalf of low-income immigrants and their families before the Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS), the Executive Officer for Immigration Review (EOIR), and the Department of State (DOS). Assists with the intake process and provides telephonic and in-person interviews and consultations to prospective clients; Provides pro bono mentorship and co-counsel on high-volume case load concerning wide range of family-based and humanitarian immigration matters including but not limited to motions to reopen, removal defense, bond hearings, and other motions and legal memoranda, as needed; Provides direct representation on a smaller case load of in-house cases, including cases in removal proceedings. May provide representation in custody and guardianship proceedings in Maryland Circuit Court, through a Maryland license or admission under Rule 15 within 6 months; Leads community outreach and education efforts, group presentations and workshops and represents the agency to a variety of organizations and at community and professional functions and meetings; Assists with preparation of grant reports as needed; Expands and maintains a panel of volunteer attorneys in cooperation with ILS's existing Pro Bono Coordinator; Establishes memoranda of understanding (MOUs) with law firms and corporations to promote and engage attorneys in pro bono work. Expands law firm sponsorships and partnerships with CCILS; Recruits volunteer interpreters to assist volunteer attorneys in serving clients during immigration clinics; Plans and conducts, in collaboration with the pro bono coordinator, large-scale events for pro bono clients in the community to be served in a legal clinic format. Must have a J.D. degree. should have 1-2 years of PQE. Must be bilingual with Spanish language. A Law degree from an accredited law school is a must. Must be licensed to practice law in at least one State or a Federal District Court. Relevant experience in and knowledge of immigration law is required. Excellent communication, analytic, leadership, and interpersonal skills are needed.
Mary Ann McCloskey
Catholic Charities of Baltimore
320 Cathedral St.
Baltimore, MD 21201