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Immigration Attorney in Washington, DC

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Company name

KIND (Kids In Need of Defense)

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Practice Area

Immigration

Years of Experience

1-3 yrs required

Location

Washington, DC

Date Last Verified

Jan 30,2018

Posted on

Dec 15,2017

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Staff Attorney The candidate will conduct or oversee legal intakes and the provision of know-your-rights information to child clients. Will match child clients with pro bono attorneys. Recruit, train, and provide hands-on mentorship to pro bono attorneys representing unaccompanied children in immigration matters and related family law matters. Develop and maintain updated guidance materials, sample filings, and legal training presentations. Foster and manage firm relationships with law firms and corporate counsel in coordination with the other legal services team members. Represent children in immigration removal proceedings including children eligible for asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), T visas or U visas as needed. Collaborate with firm management in support of firm’s mission. Assist in office operations, including case management, data entry and maintenance, and reports; and participate in conferences, meetings, and trainings as needed.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have a JD degree with 1-3 years of experience working in immigration law which should include representation of clients in humanitarian immigration claims such as asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, U visas and T visas. Admission to practice law in the state of California needed. Fluency in Spanish required. Experience working with children, preferably immigrant and refugee children, or experience working with survivors of abuse, human trafficking, or other trauma essential. Mentoring and training experience needed. Family law experience a plus. Excellent oral and written communication skills essential.

Additional info

Send cover letter, resume, salary requirements and contact information for three professional references.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
KIND (Kids In Need of Defense)
1300 L St. NW
Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20005