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Staff Attorney The candidate will provide immigration legal representation for unaccompanied immigrant children who are survivors of crime and child abuse under the federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) in Atlanta, Georgia. Will report to Managing Attorney. Supervise the work of the Social Services Coordinator with the Managing Attorney and the office’s Equal Justice Works Legal Fellow. Provide appropriate legal orientation presentations to immigrant children at risk of deportation. Complete legal intakes of children referred to office. Undertake direct representation for children in their cases before the immigration court and/or review boards;. Recruit, train, and provide hands-on mentorship to volunteer attorneys representing unaccompanied children in immigration matters. File all relevant paperwork and applications with government agencies, immigration court, and state courts, where applicable. Participate in staff meetings and wide calls. Assist in the supervision of Social Services Coordinator. Assist in the supervision of Equal Justice Works Legal Fellow. Assist in the supervision of law student interns and volunteers. Assist with periodic trainings and presentations. Serve as an ambassador of with local coalitions, courts, and agencies.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have 2+ years of experience working in immigration law and with immigration authorities, or equivalent experience, such as Georgia juvenile dependency or delinquency experience or working with survivors of crime and child abuse. Must be admitted to practice in Georgia. Fluency in Spanish is required. Experience in direct representation of clients in immigration proceedings, including children or adults in Office of Refugee Resettlement custody or post-release and/or immigration detention. Experience working with children, preferably immigrant and refugee children, or experience working with survivors of abuse, human trafficking, domestic violence, sexual assault, or other violent crime is essential. Must have strong record of cultural competence and cross-cultural communication skills.
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