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Staff Attorney

Company name

CASA de Maryland Inc

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Years of Experience

1-3 yrs required

Location

Hyattsville, MD

Date Last Verified

May 15,2018

Posted on

May 14,2018
Practice Area
Immigration >> Immigration
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Staff Attorney RESPONSIBILITIES: Oversee and provide legal representation in immigration cases, including both affirmative applications and representation of clients in removal proceedings. Support Immigrant Integration Program through oversight of their citizenship application work and participation in regular citizenship clinics. Oversee and provide legal orientation, counseling and education regarding a range of immigration issues and other legal problems faced by members of the low-income immigrant communities that form base. Provide referrals, brief legal services and direct representation in individual and collective cases. Support the legal needs of Community Organizing department, including through regular engagement with staff and community leaders, providing legal consultations to members, and advising on policy and campaign issues. Co-counsel with other legal services providers or pro-bono counsel to pursue impact litigation. Engage in advocacy and community organizing efforts and campaigns for improved laws affecting members of the low-income immigrant community at local, state and federal level by drafting legislation, presenting testimony, organizing hearings and lobbying. Engage in education and outreach through “Know Your Rights” presentations. Design, edit and disseminate popular education materials related to immigration issues. In collaboration with partners, plan and implement “Train the Trainer” workshops in which organizers and workers are trained to reach out to others to inform them of their rights. On-going data entry and bi-weekly internal activity reports. Maintain contemporaneous and complete notes of all case-related activity in case management system (Salesforce). Developing and executing individual work plans, evaluating and providing feedback on plans as the year progresses. Meet deadlines established by supervisor and in Department and individual work-plan. Contribute creative ideas and engage meaningfully in discussions about ways to improve the legal program and as an organization. Provide detailed report regarding work including case examples, case profiles, and statistics, including on deadline for press inquiries. Work to improve and grow relationships with private bar to leverage greater pro bono and other support. Identify clients to participate in public, organizing campaigns and to speak with media.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Licensed to practice law in MD or ability to immediately obtain licensure (member of the Bar of another state and ability to sit for next Maryland Bar exam). 1-3 years of experience with immigration law, including removal defense work, preferred. Strong communication skills. Bilingual English/Spanish. Strong communication skills. Ability to work both independently and in a group setting.

Additional info

Requisition ID : 1138

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
CASA de Maryland Inc
8151 15th Ave.
Hyattsville, MD 20783

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