Job Details

Legal Assistant Detained Childrens Program

Company name

CAIR Coalition (Capital Area Immigrants Rights Coalition)

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Jul 26,2018

Posted on

Jul 25,2018


Washington, DC
Practice Area
Contract Law >> Contract Law
Family Law >> Family Law
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Legal Assistant, Detained Children's Program The candidate conducts regular visits with unaccompanied immigrant children detained in Virginia. Performs Know-Your-Rights presentations and conducts individual intakes with unaccompanied immigrant children at the detention facility. Provide necessary follow-up after intakes to evaluate detainees’ eligibility for relief. Follow-up may include performing legal research, securing criminal/juvenile delinquency records and obtaining additional information from family members. Manage a case load of in-house and pro bono mentorship cases including Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, asylum, U and T visa cases. This includes representation before USCIS and the Arlington and Baltimore Immigration Courts. Appear as “friend of the court” for minors appearing on the juvenile docket at the Immigration Court in Arlington, Virginia. Maintain and develop relevant stakeholder relationships. Provide training to pro bono attorneys and conduct relevant outreach. Mentor teams of pro bono attorneys on cases through the life of the case. Assist in the development and maintenance of resources for pro bono teams. Must have Juris Doctorate degree and relevant experience in family law and/or immigration law is preferred. Must be licensed to practice law in Maryland or Virginia. Must be proficient in written and oral Spanish.

Company info

Karine Noncent
CAIR Coalition (Capital Area Immigrants Rights Coalition)
1612 K Street, NW
Suite 204
Washington, DC 20006

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