Job Details

Managing Attorney

Company name

UFW Foundation

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jan 08, 2021

Valid Through

Apr 23, 2021

Posted on

Dec 21, 2019

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 70000 to 75000 Annually

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required

Location

Fresno, CA, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Immigration >> Immigration
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Managing Attorney
The candidate will provide oversight of their assigned team (staff attorney, legal assistant, and volunteers). Will provide affirmative immigration relief services. Provide representation of clients in deportation proceedings. Work closely with other Foundation programs to drive an organizing culture which influences systemic change. Be a member of the purpose of the Community Colleges Immigration Services Project whose goal it is to provide students, staff, and faculty free immigration legal services, including education and outreach services, on campus as well as through the Foundation's Teleconsulta services. Provide services to community college students, staff, faculty and their families with affirmative immigration benefits and applications, as well as removal defense cases. Assess immigration relief needs of community college students, staff, faculty and determine eligibility for available immigration benefits, including: naturalization, DACA renewal, employment authorization, family-based petitions, adjustment of status, and renewal of permanent resident card, asylum, and removal defense issues. Attend all triage meetings as scheduled to screen for potential clients. Collaborate with other department leadership and staff members to ensure broadest impact. Conduct Know Your Rights presentations and naturalization/DACA renewal group processing events. Develop community education materials regarding removal defense immigration benefit resources and Know Your Rights. Explain initial and/or appeal processes and timelines. Give clients a clear analysis on their cases, relief options and next steps. Identify trends in Department of Homeland Services practices and community needs that will help inform advocacy efforts. Prepare and submit applications, legal briefs, and supporting documentation for immigration relief, including: naturalization, DACA renewal, employment authorization, family-based petitions, adjustment of status, and renewal of permanent resident card, asylum, and removal defense issues. Prepare and submit reports to program funders as assigned. Provide trainings and technical assistance to Foundation staff, volunteers and partner organizations. Regular travel to necessary court hearings and trainings community college campuses where assigned and to Foundation service center(s). Administer the program in their designated region, which includes the following: implement office policies and procedures, manage grant results as it relates to their designated region, ensure staff attorney and DOJ Accredited Representatives competently handle cases and maintain well-documented files, supervise staff attorneys, support staff, and volunteers, manage independent caseload, engage in community education events as needed on immigration issues, and develop community partnerships. Review criminal dispositions and analyze immigration consequences. Serve as a spokesperson for the Community Colleges Project in respective region. Support Foundation member services department application workshops and other events, when possible. Work closely with Staff and Directing Attorneys to maximize case output. Work diligently to file cases. Support Foundation's fundraising goals. Train, supervise, and manage staff attorneys, support staff members, fellows, and interns. Identify on-going training needs for their region to ensure staff attorneys, service providers, legal assistants, and others maintain competency in immigration law.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have a J.D. degree. Must have 3+ years of affirmative immigration relief services and strong knowledge of immigration remedies with 1-2 years of supervisory experience. Should be a licensed attorney in good standing. Prior experience working with the Latino community is preferred. Strong writing skills are required. Should have ability to: read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations; write legal briefs, reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals; and effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Bilingual Spanish skills are needed. Should have ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends.

Additional info

Requisition ID: 1009. Submit cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample (up to 5 pages). No phone calls.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
UFW Foundation
2409 Merced Street Suite 103
Fresno, CA 93721

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