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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
ProfileStaff Attorney DUTIES: Screen and provide legal consultations to individuals (detained and non-detained) who are in removal proceedings before the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR). Screen individuals for potential relief through weekly visits to the local detention facilities. Conduct legal presentations and pro se workshops through the Legal Orientation Program at the South Texas Detention Complex and/or the Family Residential Center or through the Immigration Court Help Desk at the San Antonio Immigration Court. Represent eligible immigrants in removal proceedings before EOIR and before USCIS. Mentor pro bono attorneys representing clients in removal proceedings. Participate in community education and outreach activities as needed. Maintain a client database and caseload, as determined by supervisor. Provide monthly statistical reports of caseload and program activities. Assume other legal duties to meet any changing needs of agency.
Qualification and Experience
QUALIFICATIONS: JD Degree from accredited university. Bar Admission in any US state (Texas preferred). PREFERRED: Proficiency in any other language. Immigration clinic experience. Immigration court experience. Dedication to and experience in serving low income populations and a demonstrated commitment to pursuing social justice. 1-2 years of legal experience in immigration law, or in a non-profit organization serving low-income persons. Bilingual in Spanish and English. Excellent communication and writing skills. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
314 East Highland Mall Boulevard
Austin, TX 78752-3733