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Children's Program Staff Attorney The candidate will provide legal services for unaccompanied immigrant juveniles placed in the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) in the Corpus Christi area, and in removal proceedings before the U.S. Executive Office for Immigration Review. Core responsibilities will include screening unaccompanied children for legal relief, direct representation and pro bono attorney outreach, training and mentoring on behalf unaccompanied immigrant children. Handle caseload providing direct representation to unaccompanied immigrant children in immigration and state court proceedings. Supervise a legal assistant team in conducting legal screenings and providing other required legal services to unaccompanied immigrant children placed in shelters by the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). Conduct thorough intakes for clients on various forms of immigration relief including, but not limited to, Asylum and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status. Screen clients for trauma, abuse and trafficking. Make client referrals for additional services, as appropriate. Assume administrative responsibilities including timekeeping, case management and other tasks related to program compliance. Must have Juris Doctorate degree and licensed or pending bar results in the state of Texas. Should be fluent in Spanish (written and verbal). Experience in immigration or family law is required. Experience working with children is a plus.
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