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Staff Attorney

Company name

KIND (Kids In Need of Defense)

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Valid Through

Aug 29,2019

Posted on

May 16,2019

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required

Location

Atlanta, GA, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Immigration >> Immigration
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Staff Attorney
The candidate will handle duties that include: Recruit, train, and provide hands-on mentorship to pro bono attorneys providing unaccompanied children full scope immigration representation and representation in related family law matters; Conduct outreach and know-your-rights presentations to the Georgia. community as appropriate; Develop and maintain updated guidance materials, sample filings, and legal training presentations; Foster firm’s relationships with law firms and corporate counsel in coordination with the other legal services team members; Assist in office operations, including case management, data entry and maintenance, and reports; Represent children in seeking Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) findings from Georgia family courts, or other forms of humanitarian immigration relief including asylum, T visas or U visas as needed. Collaborate with firm management in support of firm’s mission; and Participate in conferences, meetings, and trainings as needed. Should have 1+ year of experience practicing immigration law in a professional or volunteer capacity, which should include representation of clients in humanitarian immigration claims such as asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, U visas or T visas, or equivalent experience, such as Georgia juvenile dependency or delinquency experience or working with survivors of crime and child abuse. Spanish fluency and experience working with children, preferably immigrants or refugees, or with survivors of abuse, human trafficking, or other trauma are strongly preferred. Must be licensed to practice law in Georgia or be willing to apply to and take the GA bar if waiver is not eligible. Must demonstrate excellent communication, collaboration, and professional judgment skills.

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Send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and contact information for three professional references.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
KIND (Kids In Need of Defense)
1300 L St. NW
Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20005

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