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Immigration Staff Attorney

Company name

AYUDA.

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Posted on

Dec 05,2018

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required

Location

Washington, DC
Practice Area
Immigration >> Immigration
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Immigration Staff Attorney
The candidate will be responsible to conduct consultations and provide advice to low-income immigrants seeking information about their immigration options. Provide legal representation to low-income immigrants seeking immigration benefits in the United States, including but not limited to representation in removal proceedings and in applications for immigration benefits filed with USCIS. Represent clients in guardianship petitions in Maryland state courts. Stay current on relevant laws and policies by attending trainings and conferences and reviewing new laws, regulations and court rules. Assist with firms Pro Bono Program through providing mentorship at immigration consultation clinics and mentoring cases (usually for humanitarian relief) placed with pro bono attorneys for long-term representation. Represent firm at local coalition meetings and participate in local and national advocacy initiatives. Conduct outreach presentations to potential clients and partner agencies. Collaborate with firms Social Services staff to ensure the provision of holistic services. Assist with preparation of grant applications and reports and perform other duties as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must have J.D. or LL.M. from accredited law school. Bilingual Spanish skills are required. Must be a member in good standing with the MD bar or recently passed the MD bar and awaiting admission. At least 2 years of immigration law experience is necessary. Strong legal, organizational and time-management skills are needed. Excellent oral and written communication skills are must. Ability to work independently and as part of a diverse, multidisciplinary team is required. Experience working with survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault or other trauma is a plus and demonstrated commitment to social, racial and economic justice is critical.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
AYUDA.
1736 Columbia Road, NW
Washington, DC 20009

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