Job Details

Children’s Coordinating Attorney

Company name

KIND (Kids In Need of Defense)

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required


Seattle, WA

Date Last Verified

Feb 11,2018

Posted on

Feb 10,2018
Practice Area
Family Law >> Family Law
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Children’s Coordinating Attorney Provide appropriate legal orientation presentations to immigrant children at risk of deportation; Complete detainee intakes following presentations; Prepare and conduct pro se workshops and individual orientations to assist these children; Undertake direct representation as permitted for children in their cases before the immigration court and/or review boards; Recruit, train, and provide hands-on mentorship to volunteer attorneys representing unaccompanied children in immigration matters. File all relevant paperwork and applications with government agencies, immigration court, and state courts, where applicable; Participate in staff meetings and wide calls; Assist in the supervision of law student interns and volunteers; Assist with periodic trainings and presentations; and Serve as an ambassador with local coalitions, courts, and agencies.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Attorney must be admitted to practice in Washington; 2+ years of experience working in immigration law and with immigration authorities, or substantially equivalent experience, such as Washington dependency or delinquency experience; Experience in direct representation of clients in immigration proceedings, including children or adults in ORR custody or Immigration detention; Experience working with children, preferably immigrant and refugee children, or experience working with survivors of abuse, human trafficking, or other trauma; Fluency in Spanish required; A strong record of cultural competence and cross-cultural communication skills; Ability to work collaboratively, and preferably prior experience working with individual attorneys, law firms, or service providers.

Additional info

Send cover letter, resume, salary requirements and contact information for three professional references.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
KIND (Kids In Need of Defense)
1331 G Street NW
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20005

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