Job Details

Immigration Attorney

Company name

Pars Equality Center

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Sep 04,2019

Posted on

Sep 03,2019

Years of Experience

Min 4 yrs required

Location

Los Angeles, CA, United States

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Immigration >> Immigration
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Managing Attorney of Immigration Services

Company Address
Los Angeles, CA
Supervisor: Legal Director
FTE: 1-Expempt

POSITION SUMMARY:                                                               

As a member of the Pars Legal Team, the Managing Attorney will be in charge of streamlining the Immigration Legal Department and maintaining a client caseload while assisting in building and managing the growing needs of this department. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Case Management: Provide legal consultation, case preparation and full representation to low income clients filing immigration applications, including family-based and humanitarian immigration petitions, waivers, U Visas, VAWA, naturalization, consular processing and adjustments of status.  Knowledge and readiness to handle removal cases and knowledge of employment immigration necessary to meet the community’s needs.  

Outreach and Group Processing: Responsible to plan and conduct workshops, clinics, outreach activities and information sessions for immigrants and social service agencies serving immigrants. Outreach requires occasional evening and weekend events.  

Maintain Grant Deliverables:  Responsible for reporting to grantors on deliverables, maintaining grants and grant deliverables and ensuring compliance with all current and future immigration program grants.  

Supervise Legal Work: Train and help supervise administrative support staff, legal interns and other volunteers.  

Maintain Legal Best Practices: Comply with our company policies, procedures, protocols, and best practices for non-profit immigration law practice, including legal ramifications, fee collection, maintenance of client files and data for reporting requirements.  

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: 
 

  • J.D. From ABA certified law school.  A current Bar Membership in good standing. 

  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in immigration law, 

  • Advanced legal research and writing skills.  

  • Dedicated to providing high quality legal assistance and capable of handling complex legal issues on behalf of low-income immigrant populations.  

  • Outstanding public speaking skills in English and preferably Persian, with ability to conduct outreach and education events to large groups and be interviewed on television, radio, and taped video

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Exceptional time management skills – ability to meet deadlines

  • Ability to act independently and exercise sound judgment

  • Commitment to serving immigrants and sensitivity to the needs of the low-income, culturally diverse newcomer community

  • Familiarity with the region and knowledge of local resources, public systems, and

  • Possess a positive and respectful demeanor, cultural humility, and demonstrated ability to interact and communicate effectively with staff and clients of diverse backgrounds.

  • Valid CA driver’s license and auto liability coverage according to the agency requirement

  •  Excellent computers skills:  MS Office (all apps) and Immigration Software Applications (Cerenade)

  • Multi-lingual, presentation, oral, and written fluency in Farsi/Persian and  Spanish are a considerable plus

  • Flexibility of schedule to accommodate occasional evening and weekend work plus some out of state travels

 

WORKPLACE ETHICS 

Treat all people with respect and integrity while maintaining confidentiality. Possess a strong commitment to Pars’ mission as we collaborate to help create a just and compassionate community in which Iranians of all cultures and beliefs can participate and benefit.

 

This position description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. It is not intended to include all duties and responsibilities. The order in which duties and responsibilities are listed is not significant.

Company info

Pars Equality Center

Company Profile

Pars Equality Center provides free or low-cost legal immigration services to qualified individuals. We provide community members with integration support by offering immigration education, representation and advocacy. Our immigration services include Citizenship/Naturalization applications; Green Card and Green Card renewals; Domestic Violence based immigration petitions (VAWA, U Visa, I-751 with waiver); Family Petitions; I-730 Refugee/Asylee Relative Petitions; Travel Documents; NVC Consular Processing; Employment Authorization; Fee Waivers; Representation at USCIS interviews; and more complex immigration relief such as Humanitarian Reinstatements, Consular Advocacy and Waivers under the Travel Ban. Our education services include in-house and mobile workshops, seminars and roundtable discussions on immigrant rights, ICE arrests and detention, police stops, rights at the border, and other Know Your Rights issues concerning immigrant communities. Our advocacy efforts include bringing lawsuits at national level with other Iranian American organizations challenging discriminatory immigration polices including the administration’s Travel Ban. Pars Equality Center’s offices are recognized by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Legal Accreditation Program. Our legal staff members include licensed attorneys and accredited U.S. Department of Justice immigration representatives.

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