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ProfileSupervising Childrenâ€™s Project The candidate will supervise childrenâ€™s project staff, currently nine people working in an office independent of main office. Will also recruit, train, and provide hands-on mentorship to volunteer attorneys and law students assisting unaccompanied children in asylum, U and T visas, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, and other claims for relief as appropriate. Will review the legal work of those she or he supervises, screen cases for representation, match clients with pro bono attorneys, organize CLE trainings for pro bono attorneys, and mentor pro bono attorneys working. Will also be responsible for convening weekly staff meetings, overseeing data collection, reporting to funders, and meeting with staff individually.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Doctoral Degree (JD, PhD). Must have a JD Degree and have been admitted to a Bar; preferably admitted in Texas. EXPERIENCE: Assisting immigrants and asylum seekers in their claims for relief before the immigration court and Department of Homeland Security agencies; experience working with children, preferably with detained immigrant children; and experience working with survivors of abuse or other trauma. Strong public speaking skills, organizational and interpersonal skills, and attention to detail are essential, as well as experience conducting trainings and in mentorship of volunteer attorneys. Excellent client interviewing and cross-cultural communication skills as well as fluency in Spanish are preferred. Commitment to improving access to justice and legal services for immigrants and refugees is intrinsic to this position, as well as experience in outreach and education or advocacy on immigration issues.
American Bar Association (ABA)
301 E. Madison Ave
Harlingen, TX 78550