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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
Date Last Verified
ProfileDomestic Violence Initiative Staff Attorney The candidate will represent clients in immigration matters with a special focus on domestic and sexual violence-based applications for relief including VAWA, U Visa and others. Will represent individuals before the Department of Homeland Security and the Executive Office for Immigration Review. Meet with clients at HIAS Pennsylvania and make site visits to social service agencies in Chester County. Train the staff of Chester County social service agencies to identify potential clients. Develop and implement screening and referral protocols for newly identified service providers, while maintaining protocols with existing partners. Coordinate with staff of service agencies to schedule appointments, compile evidence, and make necessary referrals. Identify and educate stakeholders in Chester County, including social and legal services providers, law enforcement agencies, and others working with immigrant survivors of interpersonal violence regarding their legal rights. Collaborate with stakeholders in encouraging the development of appropriate policies for immigrant survivors of interpersonal and sexual abuse. Outreach in immigrant communities to provide information on immigration relief for immigrant victims of domestic violence and other forms of interpersonal violence. Maintain records for the Domestic Violence Initiative to facilitate reporting to grantors. Meet deliverables under various funding streams and coordinating with grant partners. Train and supervise law students and volunteers. JD degree and Bar passage required. Immigration legal services experience preferred. Experience working with immigrant survivors of interpersonal violence preferred. Experience through law school clinical programs or public interest law organizations is preferred. Bi-lingual Spanish-English speaker required. Should have excellent verbal and written communications skills. Must have proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, database management and internet. Must be able to drive and possess a valid U.S. driver’s licence.
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HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia
2100 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104