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USD 51819 to 98297 Annually
2-3 yrs required
Sep 13, 2022
Dec 27, 2022
Jun 14, 2022
Bilingual Immigration Staff Attorney
Duties: The candidate will commit to the firm’ mission, values and vision. Provide direct immigration legal services and representation to immigrants before USCIS, EOIR, BIA, Small Claims Court, District Court, Superior Court, and other administrative and judicial forums as necessary. (This may include representation, preparation for self-representation, obtaining continuances for assessment, and referring cases to other attorneys). Conduct client interviews with a trauma-informed approach. Document all work in Legal Server case management software. Organize and conduct outreach and educational presentations. Develop and maintain community relationships including other non-profit agencies, government officials, government employees, community leaders, and others. Travel within our service area and also to meetings or conferences in other parts of NC. Adhere to program priorities and case handling policies, procedures and standards of practice, as well as the highest professional and ethical standards. Keep abreast of developments in the law and disseminate information to staff, volunteer attorneys, and the public. Work with volunteers, including volunteer attorneys, on a regular basis. Assist in fundraising in coordination with PLS Development Team.
Qualification and ExperienceQualifications: NC licensed attorney. Should preferably have 2-3 years of immigration law experience. Demonstrated commitment to serving low-income people and communities. Demonstrated socio-economic and cultural sensitivity. Willingness to regularly assist upset or ill people. Excellent writing and verbal communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with teams and independently. Fluency in English and Spanish (verbal & written) is required, with the ability to interpret and translate from English to Spanish and from Spanish to English.
Requisition ID: 1006
Hiring CoordinatorPisgah Legal Services62 Charlotte StreetP.O. Box 2276Asheville, NC 28802
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