Job Details

Rural Capacity Building Supervising Attorney

Company name

Immigrant Legal Center

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Date Last Verified

Jan 11,2019

Valid Through

Apr 26,2019

Posted on

Jan 10,2019

Years of Experience

3-5 yrs required


Omaha, NE, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Immigration >> Immigration
  Employer Sponsored Job (Free to apply to)
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Rural Capacity Building Supervising Attorney
DUTIES: In coordination with the RCB Managing Attorney provide oversight, guidance, and strategic direction of the Rural Capacity Building program. Lead and manage a team of staff attorneys and administrative staff in offices. In coordination with other staff, hire, train, manage and evaluate RCB staff attorneys, paralegals, Department of Justice accredited representatives, and administrative assistants. Recruit, train and supervise volunteers, interns and/or clerks to support offices. Develop work plan and service priorities for immigrants living in targeted rural communities. Oversee caseload involving the legal needs of clients within the geographic areas of the Rural Capacity Building program. Provide legal counsel and advice to clients and provide direct representation to clients before the Immigration Court, Board of Immigration Appeals, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Work in collaboration with Nebraska Appleseed, Heartland Workers Center, Centro Hispano, Center for Rural Affairs, and Multicultural Coalition to build capacity and promote inclusion of the immigrant community across the state. Take leading role in RCB workgroups and collaborative efforts to empower immigrant community members. Compile and analyze programmatic statistical information for program reports. Contribute and steer outreach and education programs. Manage mileage and other expense reimbursement requests within budgetary guidelines.

Qualification and Experience

QUALIFICATIONS: Must have a JD Degree and be admitted, or willing to be admitted to practice in Nebraska. Must have 3 – 5 years of immigration legal experience, experience working in the non-profit sector is preferred. Experience in the oversight, growth and evaluation of programming, preferred. Ability to cultivate and maintain relationships with a variety of community stakeholders. Willingness to mentor, supervise, and work in collaboration with other attorneys, DOJ representatives, paralegals, and client advocates. Ability to effectively communicate in Spanish is preferred. Ability to work independently, assess priorities, take initiative, handle multiple assignments,
and meet deadlines. Excellent oral, written and analytic skills. Ability to work sensitively with clients and colleagues having diverse personalities, lifestyles, cultures, and faiths.
Demonstrated commitment to public interest legal services.

Company info

Ellen Fitzsimmons
Immigrant Legal Center
4223 Center Street
Omaha, NE 68105