Job Details

Immigration Staff Attorney

Company name

Latin American Association

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required


Atlanta, GA

Posted on

Feb 18,2018
Practice Area
Immigration >> Immigration
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Attorney, Immigration Duties: Responsible for interviewing and screening non-detained clients in removal proceedings, assessing eligibility for relief from removal, and representing clients before the Executive Office of Immigration Review. Responsible for consultation and representation of clients in general immigration services, such as family based petitions, adjustment of status, DACA, U visas, and Naturalization. Interview and screen non-detained clients in removal proceedings, assess eligibility for relief from removal and conduct follow-up and advise as needed. Interview and screen clients not in removal proceedings, to assess eligibility for affirmative immigration benefits. Research immigration law, statutory and case law. Monitor changes in immigration laws as they affect Project clients. Research country conditions for countries of removal. Draft and file appropriate court pleadings, including motions and briefs. Prepare appropriate immigration applications. Prepare clients and witnesses for hearings. Represent clients in removal proceedings in Immigration Court. Supervise paralegal, administrative staff, law student interns and volunteers. Maintain accurate and orderly records and files. Maintain statistics of applications and pleadings filed, hearings attended, case outcomes. Maintain and protect client confidentiality. Participate in community outreach programs, including conducting presentations to community groups and organizations. Interface with other immigration advocates, attend meetings as assigned and represent the Project as directed. Plan, develop, and expand Project services and resources. Assist in developing funding sources. Create reports as required by grant. Comply with all Project grant and Department policies and procedures. Be sensitive to the needs of low income and culturally diverse clients Perform other related duties and tasks as necessary or as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD Degree from an accredited law school is required. Member in good standing of Bar of U.S. State. Previous supervisory experience. 2+ years of experience in immigration law, with emphasis on family-based immigration. Strong written and oral advocacy skills. Good communication and interpersonal skills. Sensitive to the needs of low-income and culturally diverse clients. Previous experience working in a non-profit or pro bono setting or with a legal services organization. Demonstrated dedication to working in a non-profit setting or pro bono capacity. Fluency in English and Spanish is required.

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Company info

Jessica Daman
Hiring Coordinator
Latin American Association
2750 Buford Hwy.
Atlanta, GA 30324

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