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Immigration Attorney

Company name

Catholic Charities of the East Bay

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jul 30,2019

Valid Through

Nov 12,2019

Posted on

Feb 13,2019

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required

Location

Oakland, CA, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Immigration >> Immigration
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Immigration Attorney
The candidate will have a special focus on the provision of legal representation to unaccompanied minors (UUM). Will focus primarily on Asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), and U Visa cases. Supervise the work of paralegals, legal assistants, law clerks, and legal interns. Provide community presentations on immigration law and immigrant rights. Supervision of paralegals, accredited representatives, legal assistants, law clerks, and legal interns and participation in case rounds. Commitment to Mission and Organizational Sustainability: Model commitment to firm mission and planning for sustainable organizational future of service. Work with other agency members to create and continually represent a unified leadership perspective. Ongoing effort toward maintaining a results-oriented, learning organization culture to increase overall impact. Provide direct legal services by meeting with clients, preparing applications for relief, drafting client declarations, and submitting cases to Executive Office of Immigration Review ('EOIR'), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ('USCIS'), and state courts. Represent clients in immigration court hearings and administrative interviews before EOIR and USCIS. Represent clients in hearings in state court to pursue Special Immigrant Juvenile Status findings. Attend trainings and courses to remain updated on immigration law and policy. Maintain accurate and up-to-date client information in database. Assist with recruiting, training, and supervision of legal department support staff and volunteers. Participate in workshops for the public and collaborative partners on basic pathways to citizenship, benefits eligibility, understanding individual rights, and other topics. Collaborate with partner organizations to refer clients to legal and mental health services as appropriate. Assist Director of Immigration Legal Services in working toward overall sustainability of firm. Provide accurate data collection for grant reporting and proposals. Collaborate with community partners, including school districts and non-profit legal services providers to identify UUM students within the East Bay and conduct legal consultations. Represent up to children in applications for legal status and/or removal proceedings. Relief may include Asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), U Visas and T-Visas. Conduct outreach events, including Know-Your-Rights workshops, legal screening events to increase awareness of pathways to relief for Unaccompanied Minors, and enable access to legal resources. Assist on committees for COA accreditation or other committees to enhance the overall quality and sustainability of firm.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have membership and be good standing in the State Bar of California. Must have JD or LL.M. degree from ABA accredited law school. Advanced understanding of immigration and citizenship law and procedure, including family-based immigration, consular processing, waivers of grounds of inadmissibility, U Visa and VAWA, T visa, Adjustment of Status, Asylum, Unaccompanied Minors, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), Naturalization, and DACA essential. Should have 1+ year of direct immigration legal service experience including representing clients in the above subject areas before EOIR and USCIS. Experience supervising and managing paralegals, accredited representatives and/or law student interns, including training and working toward office goals needed. Spanish and English language fluency essential. Professional level skills using Word, Excel, and Acrobat needed.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Catholic Charities of the East Bay
433 Jefferson Street
Oakland, CA 94607

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