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ProBAR - Staff Attorney

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American Bar Association (ABA)

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Date Last Verified

Nov 12,2019

Valid Through

Feb 25,2020

Posted on

Sep 02,2019


Harlingen, TX, United States

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Practice Area
Family Law >> Family Law
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ProBAR - Staff Attorney
The candidate will: Provides direct representation to detained or locally released immigrants as required or permitted by current funding contract(s). Reviews legal screenings conducted by shelter services departments and reviews and assigns follow-up services, including additional interviewing, referrals to other legal services providers and advocates, or in- house representation. Regularly appears in immigration court to represent clients in removal proceedings and to act as Friend of Court for other detained youth as appropriate. Assists with tracking and developing legal training needs for legal and shelter services department staff. Accesses, processes, and ensures the confidentiality and control of client information. Monitors case activities and maintains the data integrity of case management systems. Performs other related duties as required. Must have a Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA-accredited law school. Licensed to practice law in a U.S. state or territory or Accreditation, as required in order to appear as representative before immigration court. Should have fluency in English and Spanish in written and spoken forms. Licensed to practice law and member in good standing of State Bar of Texas preferred. Prior volunteer, community, or work experience regarding immigration or detention desired. Prior work experience with children, particularly from Central America and including Mayan language-speaking populations preferred. Prior non-profit experience, particularly involving field work or work in remote locations a plus.

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Req #273

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Hiring Coordinator
American Bar Association (ABA)
301 E. Madison Ave
Harlingen, TX 78550