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Immigration Attorney in Athens, GA

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Company name

Latin American Association

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Practice Area

Immigration

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required

Location

Athens, GA

Posted on

Jan 13,2018

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Family-based Immigration Staff Attorney Duties: Interview and screen applicants for program eligibility. Collect and organize appropriate and relevant evidence in support of client applications. Review application packets completed by program paralegals. Prepare appropriate forms in a thorough manner. Research immigration law, statutory and case law, as required. Monitor changes in immigration laws as they affect clients. Provide translation services of client documentation, where required. Prepare clients for and provide representation at USCIS interviews. Supervise paralegal, administrative staff, law student interns and volunteers. Maintain accurate and orderly records and files. Maintain and protect client confidentiality. Participate in community outreach programs, conduct presentations to key groups and organizations. Interface with other immigration advocates, attend meetings as assigned and represent the Immigration Legal Services Department as directed. Create reports, as required. Comply with all program, grant and department policies and procedures. Perform other related duties and tasks as necessary or as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD Degree from an accredited law school is required. Fluency in English and Spanish is required. Member in good standing of bar of U.S. State. Previous supervisory experience. 2+ years of experience in immigration law, with emphasis on family-based immigration. Strong written and oral advocacy skills. Good communication and interpersonal skills. Sensitive to the needs of low-income and culturally diverse clients. Previous experience working in a non-profit or pro bono setting or with a legal services organization. Demonstrated dedication to working in a non-profit setting or pro bono capacity.

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Jessica Daman
Latin American Association
2750 Buford Hwy.
Atlanta, GA 30324