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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
Date Last Verified
ProfileBi-Lingual Staff Attorney Duties: Works with clients to provide immigration legal services through direct representation in applications for immigration benefits before USCIS and direct representation for immigrants and their families facing immigration removal proceedings in Immigration Court. Participate in the organization’s Community Outreach Program, providing Know Your Rights presentations and community workshops as needed and in collaboration with community partners. Persons of color, persons with disabilities, and gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer individuals are encouraged to apply. Provide legal representation to clients in immigration matters, coordinate and manage caseload; Supervise assigned volunteers and interns; Conduct individual client interviews and follow-up appointments; Prepare various immigration filings, documents, applications, packets and liaising with government agencies; Prepare all legal documents, including (but not limited to) briefs, petitions, motions, applications and appeals; Participate in community awareness and outreach efforts as needed, including group processing events; Maintain grant reporting data on clients and services; Prepare and submit reports to program funders; Participate in relevant immigration training in order to keep current with immigration laws and regulations; Maintain professional contacts in local and national immigration community, as well as attend immigration taskforce and USCIS meetings; Be responsible for ensuring strict client confidentiality; and Other duties as assigned.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: JD Degree from an accredited ABA institute. Preferred: 2-5 years of general immigration law practice experience – law school clinic work, externships, or other similar training may be counted towards the minimum requirement. Experience with criminal defense, family law, or litigation in combination with a willingness to learn immigration law will also be considered. License to practice law in the United States required as of start date; Missouri license required within 6 months of start date. Experience in a multi-cultural setting or familiarity with multi-ethnic cultures is preferred. Professional proficiency in Spanish and English reading, writing, and speaking required. Excellent verbal skills to effectively present information, respond to questions; High level of interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity; Ability to work in a diverse environment; Capacity to work both independently and as a member of a team in a fast-paced environment; Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines; Strong collaboration and facilitation skills to establish and maintain good relationships with colleagues and partners.
Start Date: March 1, 2018
Deadline: Rolling, but interviews will begin the week of Feb. 19
Send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references.
Migrant and Immigrant Community Action Project (MICA)
1600 South Kingshighway,
Saint Louis, MO 63110