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Years of Experience
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ProfileImmigration Attorney The candidate will provide intake, advice and counsel, and direct legal representation to clients in immigration legal matters before EOIR, the BIA, ICE and USCIS, including removal defense representation and assisting clients in filing for U- visas, T- visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)-related applications, among other forms of immigration relief. Coordinate all aspects of a client’s case, including client communication, relevant research, drafting personal statements, preparing immigration forms, writing briefs, drafting court motions and orders, and advocacy with law enforcement and other agencies. Work collaboratively with a team of immigration paralegals within the El Paso TRLA office as well as with other immigration attorneys and paralegals throughout the TRLA service area. Provide immigration law and case-handling mentorship to colleagues. Maintain and establish relationships with community partners and immigration service providers, including to anti-trafficking coalitions. Maintain a working knowledge of significant policies, laws and trends in immigration law, particularly as they impact low-income immigrants. Prepare and conduct relevant community outreach events and presentations including, but not limited to, immigration know-your-rights workshops and direct outreach and education related to identification of trafficking.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have J.D. from accredited university. Must be admitted to and in good standing with a State Bar. Should have fluency in English and Spanish. Must have 2-5 years of direct experience representing vulnerable non-citizens in their applications for relief, including U- visa, VAWA-related, and T- visa applications; removal defense experience strongly preferred. Should have in-depth knowledge of the wide range of immigration remedies available to clients. Must be ,eticulous organizational habits, attention to detail, and ability to manage large amounts of information, establish priorities, and meet deadlines. Should have excellent legal analysis, written and oral advocacy and presentation skills.
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA)
1331 Texas Ave
El Paso, TX 79901