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Staff Attorney, Detained Program

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Public Interest

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Date Last Verified

Oct 14, 2021

Valid Through

Jan 27, 2022

Posted on

Sep 24, 2021

Years of Experience

1-3 yrs required


Atlanta, GA, United States

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Practice Area
Immigration >> Immigration
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Staff Attorney, Detained Program
Duties: Undertake direct representation of detained children in immigration removal proceedings and continue representation once children are released or transferred to another ORR or adult facility locally, as needed; Monitor daily arrivals, transfers, and discharges of immigrant children housed in ORR facilities in relevant jurisdiction(s); Oversee the timely and high-quality provision of legal orientation presentations and intakes of children upon arrival at ORR shelters; Liaise with shelter staff and other stakeholders as needed to maximize efficient and effective services to detained children; Review intakes by detained team and make determination regarding eligibility for immigration relief; Oversee or conduct drafting of eligibility letters for children to be transferred outside of relevant jurisdiction(s) for long term foster care determinations; Oversee or conduct assembly of court packages as needed, dependent on Immigration Court practices in local jurisdiction; Oversee or conduct completion of program reports, as needed, for partners and other stakeholders; Maintain ORR and other stakeholder relations; Ensure entry of timely, accurate, and detailed case data into case management systems. Provide mentoring to pro bono attorneys, including robust consultation and technical assistance to pro bono attorneys who have accepted a case; Contribute to overall office functioning, including joining field office and wide calls and meetings, participating in field office and wide committees, and assisting with office events; and Represent at local coalitions, courts, and agencies.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: JD Degree and admitted to Georgia bar; 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. 1-3 years of experience working with children, preferably immigrant and refugee children, and/or working with vulnerable populations, survivors of abuse, human trafficking, or other trauma. 1+ year experience working in a detained setting; Experience working with law firm attorneys and/or other legal volunteers if majority of caseload is working directly with pro bono attorneys. Advanced fluency in Spanish language if majority of caseload is working directly with clients; otherwise, Spanish-speaking preferred. Strong record of cultural competence and cross-cultural communication skills. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and persuasively both orally and in writing Ability to take initiative, multi-task, and work independently.

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

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