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Government and Government Relations Attorney / Immigration Attorney in Silver Spring, MD

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Company name

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Practice Area

Government and Government Relations

Years of Experience

2-3 yrs required


Silver Spring, MD

Date Last Verified

Nov 05,2018

Posted on

Aug 01,2018

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Advocacy Attorney, Policy and Outreach Responsibilities: Research and analyze federal, state and local policy proposals that impact immigrant families. Develop clinic’s position and strategize response in coordination with the advocacy director. Draft letters, briefs, reports, model comments, and other advocacy materials for administrative advocacy work. Develop talking points, educational materials, and other legal and non-legal pieces to support clinic’s media work, affiliate network, and partners. Represent clinic and lead clinic’s work as part of larger working groups and campaigns around family-based immigration, families affected by enforcement actions and detention. Conduct outreach with affiliates and partner organizations to facilitate informed development of advocacy positions and recommendations. Coordinate with members of clinic’s Defending Vulnerable Populations and Communications teams to develop and execute response plans. Assist with grant reporting and other administrative tasks as assigned Complete other projects and initiatives as assigned Willing to understand, respect, and contribute to clinic’s vision, values, and beliefs Fulfill clinic’s expectations that all staff:. Serve with integrity. Develop innovative solutions. Promote learning – for themselves, for their colleagues, and for network. Cultivate constructive relationships. Model stewardship.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD Degree. 2-3 years of immigration law and policy experience with prior direct representation or advocacy work around asylum, family immigration, immigration enforcement and family detention strongly preferred. Member in good standing of the bar of the highest court in any state or the District of Columbia. Conflict resolution skills and the ability to handle complaints or service irregularities that require exercising independent judgment and resourcefulness. Excellent legal research and analytical skills. Experience with low-income immigrants and the issues affecting them. Ability to travel on occasion for trainings and conferences. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Able to make recommendations that affect the Section and sometimes the entire organization. Willingness to travel for trainings and meetings. Strong writing skills.. Strong interpersonal skills necessary to reach out to a wide variety of individuals and groups by letter, email, or in person.. Ability to conduct analyses and interpret results. Ability to build and maintain good relations with diverse groups. Thorough knowledge of policies, objectives, and strategic plans that affect clinic’s relationship with outside organizations. Proficiency in Spanish preferred.. The position is based in Silver Spring, Maryland, requires occasional travel and requires demonstrated knowledge of immigration law, familiarity with family detention standards, and commitment to immigrants’ rights.
Term: 1 year

Additional info

Requisition ID: 1028. Send resume, cover letter, writing sample, and salary requirements.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)
8757 Georgia Avenue
Suite 850
Silver Spring, MD 20912