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Senior Attorney policy

Company name

National Immigrant Justice Center

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Sep 24,2018

Posted on

Aug 01,2018

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Chicago, IL
Practice Area
Government and Government Relations >> Government and Government Relations
Immigration >> Immigration
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Senior Attorney (Policy) Duties: Coordinate with policy and management teams to identify communications/ policy/litigation priorities where targeted representation is critical to advancing goals. Identify and build relationships with key partners in key geographic locations to refer potential cases. Identify through screening and in-take strategic cases for impact – nationally and locally – and assess client’s willingness to share their stories with the media, public, legislators, etc. Manage legal representation of impact cases either through direct representation or placement and mentorship of pro bono partners, including representation in the immigration courts, USCIS, and Board of Immigration Appeals. Develop and implement protocol to ensure that policy and communications goals are pursued at each stage of representation. Develop and pursue advocacy efforts that document human rights abuses witnessed through direct representation cases, including utilizing grievance mechanisms available through international agencies and domestic watchdog agencies. Coordinate closely with communications team to elevate. Maintain a commitment to elevating the voices of persons impacted by harmful immigration detention and enforcement policies through creative approaches to communications and policy work and intensive coordination with communications and policy teams.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD Degree required. 5 years of successful representation of immigrants and refugees and advocacy and communications teams to achieve goals.. Proven experience as an attorney, with a track record of success in legal services leadership. Immigration law experience required, refugee experience a plus.. Experience achieving results within a climate of change, where external forces remain uncertain and where stakeholders may have conflicting objectives. Experience balancing long-term strategic vision with short-term implementation. Experience seeing the big picture and advancing reform while providing individual legal representation. Deep knowledge of immigration law and procedure. Exceptional communicator, ability to work with a diverse, talented group of legal professionals, building trust, collaboration and a culture that welcomes change. Demonstrated strength in managing and resolving conflict. Subscribes to values, advancing due process and human rights protections for immigrants and refugees. Exceptional verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated skill in maintaining the balance between legal representation and advocacy. Excellent analytical skills, proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.

Additional info

Req ID: 5273

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
National Immigrant Justice Center
208 S. La Salle St.
Suite 1818
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: 312-660-1431

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