Job Details

Family Law Attorney in Seattle, WA

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Company name

KIND (Kids In Need of Defense)

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Practice Area

Family Law

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Seattle, WA

Date Last Verified

Jul 25,2018

Posted on

Jul 24,2018

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Supervising Attorney Candidate will supervise an attorney and support staff within the detained program of field office; oversee the Know Your Rights presentations and screening interviews of all children in the State ORR contracted facilities; provide representation to detained unaccompanied immigrant children; and complete legal technical assistance projects. In consultation with the Managing Attorney, lead detained program team of attorney, program coordinator, and program assistant (3 direct reports), including supervising casework, managing caseloads and other responsibilities, conducting employee performance evaluations, and meeting regularly with each supervisee; Assist in the supervision of law student interns and volunteers; Monitor daily arrivals, transfers, and discharges of immigrant children in Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) facilities in Washington State; Oversee the legal orientation presentations and intakes of these children; Review intakes to determine eligibility for immigration relief; Review documents and write eligibility letters for children detained outside of state for long term foster care determinations; Complete program reports as needed; and Maintain ORR stakeholder relations. Undertake direct representation of detained children in immigration removal proceedings and continue representation once children are released or transferred to another ORR or adult facility locally; Work with the Managing Attorney – office to determine in-house and volunteer pro bono case placement; and Provide hands-on mentoring for volunteer attorneys. Provide technical assistance and expertise to KIND staff and community partners; Prepare practice advisories regarding new policies, practices, legislation, and court decisions; Work with community partners to prepare amicus briefs; Assist with trainings and presentations; and Represent at local coalitions, courts, and agencies.

Qualification and Experience

REQUIREMENTS: JD Degree and 5+ years of experience working in humanitarian immigration law. Admission to practice law in the state of Washington; Fluency in Spanish; Experience in direct representation in immigration proceedings of adults in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody and/or children in Office of Refugee Resettlement custody. Experience working with unaccompanied immigrant children, and/or experience working with survivors of abuse, human trafficking, or other trauma; Strong legal research and writing skills; A strong record of cultural sensitivity and cross-cultural communication skills; Ability to work collaboratively, and preferably prior experience working with individual attorneys, law firms, or service providers.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
KIND (Kids In Need of Defense)
1331 G Street NW
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20005