Job Details

Staff Attorney, Detained Adult Program - Direct Representation

Company name

CAIR Coalition (Capital Area Immigrants Rights Coalition)

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Date Last Verified

Oct 17,2019

Valid Through

Jan 30,2020

Posted on

Jul 25,2018

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required


Washington, DC, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Staff Attorney, Detained Adult Program - Direct Representation
The candidate will be providing know your rights and intake services to adults detained in custody as well as providing direct representation. Represent clients on a range of defenses from asylum, cancellation of removal, voluntary departure, and even deportation. Provides direct representation to detained adult men and women with mental health conditions and/or intellectual disabilities in immigration removal proceedings. Representation in removal proceedings before the Arlington or Baltimore Immigration Courts on requests for custody redetermination (bond) and/or individual merits hearings. Representation may also include appellate proceedings before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) and case-related work involving the services described above before United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Representation may also include pursuing post-conviction relief directly related to the above services. Advocacy and assistance with other holistic services reasonably necessary to prepare a “post-release plan” for release from Department of Homeland Security (DHS) custody (ex., efforts to connect the respondent to community-based mental health care, housing, or other community resources once out of DHS custody). Comply with data and program reporting requirements to keep track of case progress. Must have Juris Doctorate degree. Should have experience working with detained immigrants or other incarcerated populations. Proficiency in Spanish is preferred. Experience and/or interest working with individuals with mental disabilities preferred, our organization will also provide training on working with this population is needed. Strong litigation experience and/or oral advocacy skills are must. Strong legal research and writing skills are needed.

Additional info

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
CAIR Coalition (Capital Area Immigrants Rights Coalition)
1612 K Street, NW
Suite 204
Washington, DC 20006

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