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Immigration Attorney in San Diego, CA

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Company name

Catholic Charities of The Diocese of San Diego

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Practice Area


Years of Experience

3-5 yrs required


San Diego, CA

Date Last Verified

Feb 16,2018

Posted on

Dec 13,2017

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Immigration Attorney - Removal (Bilingual/ Spanish) Duties: Conduct legal consultations and determine eligibility for immigration benefits. Prepare and file cases for individuals in removal proceedings, both in the detained and non-detained context. Representation will be provided in counties. Represent clients in proceedings before EOIR with the following: custody redetermination hearings, defensive asylum, withholding of removal, Convention Against Torture, non-LPR and LPR cancellation of removal, waivers, complex family-based adjustment of status, and appeals to the BIA. Draft declarations, legal briefs, motions and pleadings. Responsible for developing and conducting legal trainings for staff as needed. Updating the training manual, identifying key training topics, and preparing new staff for accreditation. Maintain case managers and Director informed of changes to immigration law and/or DHS policies that impact the clients that we serve. Respond to and attend meetings, briefings, CBO meetings, and related professional activities, which will assist the Agency in maintaining high standards and an exemplary reputation in the immigration field. Travel as needed and directed to any of the Agency sites, to detention facilities or courts as required. Coordinate with the Department Director on planned levels of case management and case priorities, on travel to the various office sites, on staff training needs and dates, and on upgrades required by the offices to manage clientele numbers. Assist as directed in any of the myriad activities required to balance workload priorities, grant-based goals, in-service training and handling of resources so as to ensure maximum productivity and fiscal solvency for Immigrant Services. Assist department administration in the development and expansion of its immigration services and resources.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD Degree plus 3-5 years related experience in immigration removal defense. License to practice law in State of California. Must be in good standing. 3-5 years’ experience in providing services to low-income, underserved communities. Ability to counsel clients regarding immigration law, procedures, forms, and eligibility. Ability to represent clients before USCIS and Immigration Court. Ability to provide training to staff regarding immigration law, procedures, forms, eligibility. Must have strong legal research and writing skills. Familiarity of local DHS and EOIR offices and procedures preferred. Bilingual English/ Spanish.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Catholic Charities of The Diocese of San Diego
349 Cedar Street
San Diego, CA 92101