Job Details

Childrens Legal Program Staff Attorney

Company name

Americans for Immigrant Justice

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Mar 19,2019

Valid Through

Jul 02,2019

Posted on

Mar 13,2019

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required

Location

Miami, FL, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Family Law >> Family Law
Immigration >> Immigration
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Children's Legal Program Staff Attorney
The candidate will work with unaccompanied immigrant children. Job responsibilities include: Legal representation in immigration proceedings before the Immigration Court; appellate proceedings before the Board of Immigration Appeals; proceedings before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and proceedings in state family and juvenile courts within the Miami Immigration Court jurisdiction. Represent clients seeking immigration benefits, including asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) status, and/or T or U non-immigrant status, and state court orders necessary to support SIJ applications. Conduct legal screenings of detained and non-detained unaccompanied minors to determine eligibility for legal relief and representation by the firm, provide advice and counsel to unaccompanied minors, and comply with other program reporting.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should preferably have the following: 2+ years' experience in immigration law, including experience with Special Immigrant Juvenile, asylum, VAWA, T and/or U visa cases, experience in family, child welfare and/or juvenile law related matters, experience working with children, domestic violence victims and/or other victims of trauma. Must have experience with immigration and/or child dependency legal clinics in law school. Must be fully bilingual, including reading and writing, in English and Spanish. Should have JD degree. Florida Bar membership is a must.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Americans for Immigrant Justice
3000 Biscayne Blvd,
Suite 400,
Miami, FL 33137

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