Job Details

Staff Attorney

Company name

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA)

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Date Last Verified

Nov 14,2018

Posted on

Nov 23,2016


Dilley, TX
Practice Area
Immigration >> Immigration
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Staff Attorney–Dilley, Texas Duties: Work with detained families at the Center. Will screen clients for eligibility, provide direct legal services, and collaborate closely with existing pro bono efforts. Develop specialized knowledge of asylum law and expedited removal; Interview detained families and conduct intake; Evaluate eligibility for relief from removal; File motions for custody redetermination; Assist and counsel individuals seeking asylum, including preparing for credible fear interviews and Immigration Judge review of a negative decision by an Asylum Officer; Communicate with stakeholders, including Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services; Collaborate with current community partners and form new partnerships; Participate in community legal education. Prepare educational materials, make public presentations, and participate in TRLA outreach efforts; Supervise and/or work with legal paraprofessionals and volunteers; Maintain accurate and complete client files and administrative records; and Fulfill all requirements necessary to remain in good standing with the State Bar and the Supreme Court of the applicable state, including, compliance with the minimum requirements for Continuing Legal Education.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD Degree from accredited university. Licensed to practice law. If not licensed to practice law in Texas, willing to apply. Bilingual in English and Spanish. Experience coordinating community services, working with community partners, and/or participating in volunteer-based projects desired. Ability to work independently and as a part of a team. Flexibility to work evenings and weekends and accommodate an irregular work schedule. A proven commitment to supporting vulnerable immigrant populations. Preferred: Dedication to and experience in serving low-income populations. Experience working with survivors of trauma.

Company info

Monica Bustamante
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA)
1331 Texas Ave
El Paso, TX 79901