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Family Law Attorney / Immigration Attorney in Atlanta, GA

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Company name

Tahirih Justice Center

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Practice Area

Family Law
Litigation - Appellate

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required


USA Atlanta, GA

Date Last Verified

Mar 22,2018

Posted on

Feb 16,2018

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Staff Attorney Duties: Advise, counsel, and represent immigrant women and children in their legal matters before Department of Homeland Security, immigration courts, and appellate courts. Mentor and train pro bono attorneys. Coordinate a broad range of legal services to support asylum seekers in removal proceedings before the Atlanta Immigration Court. Strategize with local and national partners on appellate work and advocacy goals, in consultation with Executive Director. Support innovative use of technology to leverage volunteer resources while effectively providing high-quality legal services. Represent in coalition efforts to expand networks of legal and social services support for clients, rooted in holistic model of representation. Supervise legal fellows and interns. Contribute to grant proposals, reports and periodic policy pieces.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Current Bar membership of any state in good standing. 3+ years of experience working on asylum, U-Visa, T-visa, VAWA, and SIJS applications. Ability to communicate effectively in one or more languages other than English, especially Spanish. Excellent legal analysis, written and oral advocacy and presentation skills. Creative and strategic legal thinker. Responsible, self-initiating, and focused, with proven ability to work independently and also collaboratively in a team-based decision-making environment. Meticulous organizational habits and exemplary time management skills. Strong interpersonal skills, cultural competence, and cross-cultural communication skills. Excellent creative problem solving, strategic thinking, and analytical skills. Flexibility to meet with key stakeholders outside of standard office hours. Demonstrated commitment to legal services, public interest law, and/or social justice. An engaging communicator who can effectively and independently communicate with diverse audiences and network collaboratively among a variety of stakeholder groups. Must be highly self-motivated and driven. Must be comfortable in a collaborative, consultative environment. Must be committed to nonpartisanship. Desirable: Experience in appellate work at the Board of Immigration Appeals and / or federal court. Experience in Family Law. Experience mentoring attorneys and law students. Experience designing trainings and presenting to professional audiences. Understanding of the law firm and pro bono culture and previous work experience with recruiting volunteer attorneys a plus.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Tahirih Justice Center
201 N Charles St.
Suite 920
Baltimore, MD 21201