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Supervising Attorney Duties: Work with the Rural Capacity Building program team, the team, community members, and a wide variety of community partners to carry out the objectives of the program. Key program areas include providing direct immigration legal services to low-income immigrant community members in rural Nebraska; working with rural communities in identifying their local needs for capacity-building; and providing education, advocacy and representation support to facilitate growth toward community identified goals for rural community inclusion. 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 ILC 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 throughout Nebraska. 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 â€“ 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.
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