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Family Law Attorney / Litigation - General Attorney in Washington, DC

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Company name

KIND (Kids In Need of Defense)

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Practice Area

Family Law
Litigation - General/Commercial

Years of Experience

1-3 yrs required

Location

Washington, DC

Date Last Verified

Jan 30,2018

Posted on

Jan 10,2018

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Part-time Pro Bono Coordinating Attorney The candidate will mentor volunteer firm and corporate attorneys to ensure effective pro bono representation of individual child clients before immigration and state courts, and immigration agencies. Will answer questions and review and provide feedback on drafts of filings for children seeking Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and asylum. May also help prepare and conduct training, and maintain sample documents and advisories for volunteer attorneys. Provide hands-on mentorship to pro bono attorneys representing unaccompanied children in immigration matters and related family law matters; Match child clients with pro bono attorneys; Develop and maintain updated guidance materials, sample filings, and legal training presentations; Assist in office operations, including case management, data entry and maintenance, and reports; Foster and manage relationships with law firms and corporate counsel in coordination with the Director of Pro Bono Recruitment and Training; Collaborate with field staff and management in support of mission; and Participate in conferences, meetings, and training as needed.

Qualification and Experience

REQUIREMENTS: Admission to practice law, preferably in Washington, D.C. or Virginia, and 1-3 years of experience practicing humanitarian immigration law. 1-3 years of experience practicing immigration law, which should include representation of clients in humanitarian immigration claims such as asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, U visas and T visas; Family law experience a plus; Experience working with children, preferably immigrant and refugee children, or experience working with survivors of abuse, human trafficking, or other trauma; A strong record of cultural competence and cross-cultural communication skills; Spanish speaking preferred; An understanding of the private law firm and corporate pro bono culture and the ability to be a well-respected and effective representative of the program to all stakeholders preferred; Mentoring and training experience preferred; Excellent oral and written communication skills; Excellent professional judgment; Ability to hit the ground working, multi-task, and work independently; and Ability to work collaboratively.
Schedule: 24 to 28 hours per week
Period: January 22, 2018, to May 18, 2018

Additional info

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Company info

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