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Supervising Attorney

Company name

American Bar Association (ABA)

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jun 18,2018

Posted on

May 27,2017

Salary

USD 51500 Annually

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

San Diego, CA
Practice Area
Immigration >> Immigration
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Supervising Attorney Duties: Supervise children's project staff, currently nine people working in an office independent of main office. Will also recruit, train, and provide hands-on mentorship to volunteer attorneys and law students assisting unaccompanied children in asylum, U and T visas, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, and other claims for relief as appropriate. Review the legal work of those she or he supervises, screen cases for representation, match clients with pro bono attorneys, organize CLE trainings for pro bono attorneys, and mentor pro bono attorneys working. Will also be responsible for convening weekly staff meetings, overseeing data collection, reporting to funders, and meeting with staff individually. Will be used to provide direct legal services as needed, determined on a case-by-case basis.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD Degree, PhD., preferably licensed in the state of Texas, with experience assisting immigrants and asylum seekers in their claims for relief before the immigration court and Department of Homeland Security agencies; experience working with children, preferably with detained immigrant children; and experience working with survivors of abuse or other trauma. Necessary experience includes experience assisting immigrants and asylum seekers in their claims for relief before the immigration court and Department of Homeland Security agencies; experience working with children, preferably with detained immigrant children; and experience working with survivors of abuse or other trauma. Strong public speaking skills, organizational and interpersonal skills, and attention to detail are essential, as well as experience conducting trainings and in mentorship of volunteer attorneys. Excellent client interviewing and cross-cultural communication skills as well as fluency in Spanish are preferred. Commitment to improving access to justice and legal services for immigrants and refugees is intrinsic to this position, as well as experience in outreach and education or advocacy on immigration issues.

Additional info

REF- 11918

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
American Bar Association (ABA)
740 Fifteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 312-988-5188

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