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Immigration Attorney in Baltimore, MD (Remote)

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jun 11, 2021

Posted on

Apr 22, 2021

Years of Experience

2-5 yrs required

Location

Baltimore, MD, United States
Practice Area
Immigration >> Immigration
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Responsibilities: Work collaboratively with interdisciplinary teammates as one client-services team to deliver high quality, holistic services that center the client. Conduct trauma-informed, client-centered, legal screenings and intakes to service seekers who are immigrant survivors of gender-based violence to evaluate and explain possible immigration legal remedies. Provide trauma-informed, client-centered and culturally competent direct legal representation to clients in immigration law before the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigration Courts and Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) pursuant to government grant compliance/metrics. Co-counsel immigration legal cases placed with the Greater pro bono network by providing mentorship and collaborative case management. . Prepare and conduct outreach and education programs on immigration law and domestic violence to stakeholder groups. Represent in coalition meetings; network and build relationships with like-minded organizations. Maintain accurate data entry and record-keeping for grant-funded projects. Occasionally contribute to grant proposals, reports and periodic communications pieces. Supervise paralegal and legal interns when applicable.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: Current Bar membership in good standing in any state in the US or District of Columbia. 2-5 years of experience representing immigrant women and/or girls in asylum, VAWA, T visa, and/or U visa cases before the DHS, Immigration Courts and BIA strongly preferred; candidates with exceptional clinical or internship experience may also be considered. Strong substantive understanding of U.S. immigration law; candidates with family-based immigration law and consular processing practice, are encouraged to apply. Experience working with survivors of domestic violence and trauma. Excellent legal analysis, written and oral advocacy and presentation skills. Responsible, self-initiating, and focused, with proven ability to work independently and also collaboratively in a team-based decision-making environment. Experience designing trainings and presenting to legal and non-legal audiences is a plus. Represent mission and values among stakeholders. Meticulous organizational habits with an ability to manage a complex caseload, establish priorities, and meet deadlines. Strong interpersonal skills and record of cultural competence and cross-cultural communication skills; experience working with clients, staff and interns of diverse backgrounds. Commitment to learning and promoting the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Fluency in Spanish is desired. Commitment to foundational values and mission, and demonstrated commitment to legal services, public interest law, and/or social justice. Understanding of the law firm and pro bono culture a plus.

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