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Staff Attorney Duties: Provides pro bono legal services to men and women in ICE custody, working in 4 detention centers. Will work on a team with other staff attorneys and legal assistants, providing group “Know Your Rights” presentations, individual intakes, group and individual court counseling and preparation sessions, and pro se services to immigrants facing removal proceedings before the Immigration Court. On a limited basis, will also fully represent detainees in merits proceedings before the Immigration Court and Board of Immigration Appeals, especially detainees with mental health issues. Will also supervise law student interns and other volunteers, refer cases to the Project’s pro bono and social services program, and participate in related advocacy and outreach projects.
Qualification and Experience
Requirements: Fluency or advanced proficiency in Spanish is required. Must be licensed to practice law in any state or have registered to sit for the next Bar exam. Recent law student graduates are encouraged to apply. A demonstrated commitment to immigration issues and public interest law, who enjoy working in a collaborative, high volume, and energetic work environment, and who are flexible team players. Prior advocacy, practice, or clinical experience in immigration or criminal law and experience working with indigent clients is preferred. Prior advocacy work in immigrant rights, human rights, LGBTQ rights, criminal justice, mental health advocacy, or experience working with trauma survivors is a plus.
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