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Immigration Attorney in Washington, DC

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Company name

The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Practice Area

Immigration

Years of Experience

2-3 yrs required

Location

Washington, DC

Date Last Verified

Feb 21,2018

Posted on

Jan 18,2018

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Immigrants’ Rights Attorney Duties: Handle a caseload of immigration law matters (U visas, T visas, VAWA petitions, and possibly DACA, SIJS, and TPS matters) and provide advice and representation to members of D.C.’s immigrant communities across a wide range of legal services practice areas, helping to promote family stability through litigation or negotiation of agreements regarding custody and support of children for immigrant parents, as well as handling housing, consumer, and public benefits matters as appropriate. In addition, the staff attorney will engage in community organizing and education, conduct interviews of prospective clients, and work on systemic advocacy efforts related to the protection of immigrants’ rights. Will represent and conduct outreach and training to immigrants regardless of their immigration status. Aid’s immigrants’ rights attorney will primarily work out of Aid’s central office and may also work and conduct initial applicant interviews out of a community office.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must have: 2-3 years of experience in immigration law and/or serving the legal needs of immigrant communities required; Strong litigation, organizational, communication, and leadership skills; The ability to work collaboratively with other staff; A demonstrated commitment to social and economic justice; Experience in other legal services, including family law, housing, consumer, or public benefits strongly preferred; and Bilingual fluency in Spanish required.

Additional info

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia
11th Street NW
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20001-4589