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Bilingual Staff Attorney

Company name

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jun 04, 2020

Valid Through

Sep 17, 2020

Posted on

May 14, 2020

Years of Experience

Max 2 yrs required

Location

Houston, TX, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Immigration >> Immigration
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Bilingual Staff Attorney
Duties: Responsible for providing direct legal representation to clients served by Center for Legal Assistance in immigration matters. Legal representation includes entering an appearance as the attorney of record on matters and in proceedings before the USCIS, Asylum Office, State, federal and immigration courts, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, agencies within the Department of Homeland Security, Department of State, as well as appellate agencies such as the Administrative Appeals Office and Board of Immigration Appeals. Provides legal services in the form of community outreach and legal education, legal workshops, legal intake, legal research, individual legal representation as well as supervising caseworkers and/or law student interns. Works under the direct supervision of the Senior Attorney and/or Managing Attorney. Works as a team with the Legal Assistant/Paralegal and other Center staff.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD degree from an ABA-accredited law school is required. 0-2 years of work experience as a licensed attorney in the State of Texas, or a recent graduate from an ABA-accredited law school taking the next available Texas Bar Examination and be admitted to the State Bar of Texas within 12 months of hire, or has an active license from another U.S. jurisdiction and is eligible to waive into the State Bar of Texas within 12 months of hire. Preferred bilingual in Spanish and English (read, write and speak). Detail-oriented and organized, with excellent time management and collaboration skills. legal research and legal writing skills. Excellent verbal and written communication and negotiation skills. Handle a high-volume caseload, multiple deadlines, and other tasks simultaneously. Knowledge and proficiency in basic typing skills and computer applications such as MS Office, Adobe and other databases. Demonstrated multi-cultural skills and sensitivity. Strongly desirable that have experience working with low-income immigrant community. Strong analytical, conceptual, problem-solving and decision-making skills.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston
2900 Louisiana Street
Houston, TX 77006

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