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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
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Senior Staff Attorney The candidate will coordinate immigration legal training and presentations (to benefit staff, partners, and the public). Will develop and maintain a pro bono network and coordination protocols (including recruitment, placement, and mentorship). Provide technical assistance on criminal and civil defense needs that overlap with their immigration representation. Develop, implement, and staff/maintain community outreach activities such as legal clinics, orientations, and workshops. Develop and manage relationships with local community partners, government agencies, and funders (including USCIS, EOIR, state/federal judges, public defender offices, law schools, law associations, State Bars, law firms, etc.). Assist with reporting to grant funders. Provide quality legal representation to a caseload of immigrant children and adults, and prepare cases for submission to the USCIS and EOIR, including applications for asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) status, and/or T or U non-immigrant status, family petitions, naturalization applications, cancellation of removal, and other forms of immigration relief. Represent these clients in court when needed. Coordinate all aspects of a client’s case, including client intake, client communication, relevant research, drafting personal statements, preparing immigration forms, writing briefs, drafting court motions and orders, and advocacy with law enforcement and other agencies, and direct representation in court. Assist in the supervision of legal assistants and volunteers. Participate as needed in program-wide and grant-specific data collection. Provide legal orientations/counseling to clients and families. Provide referrals to non-legal resources.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have a J.D. degree with active membership in a State Bar. Louisiana license is preferred. Bilingual skills in Spanish and English (writing and speaking) required. Must have 2+ years of experience practicing immigration law, or 3 years of other relevant experience. Clinical experience will be counted. Experience with immigration and/or child dependency proceedings preferred. Experience working with children and/or survivors of abuse and trauma desired.
Send cover letter, resume, and 3 references with the subject line: Immigration Attorney.
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