Staff Attorney

Company Details

Justice for all Immigrants

Description

Justice for all Immigrants (“JFAI”) is seeking to hire a Staff Attorney to provide legal support and supervision to the Corpus Christi, Texas office’s growing legal team. The Staff Attorney is responsible for the provision of high quality immigration legal services to low income asylum immigrants in the Greater Corpus Christi Region. The Staff Attorney will also work to promote community education and advocacy on behalf of immigrants. The Staff Attorney should be capable of working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment where collaboration is important. The Staff Attorney will report to the Legal Director.

About JFAI

JFAI is a non-profit immigration legal service provider which offers immigration legal services to low-income immigrants and refugees in the greater Houston region. JFAI is an independent non-profit organization which provides legal services to clients of all faiths and backgrounds. JFAI is a member of the National Justice for Our Neighbors network, a national non-profit dedicated to providing quality immigration legal services throughout the nation.

Responsibilities

The Staff Attorney will provide legal counsel and advice to clients who attend JFON immigration legal clinics and outreach events, and may assist them with the preparation of immigration petitions and applications. The primary responsibilities include:

· Conducts consultations and screens immigrants to ascertain immigration relief;

· Prepare applications, and represent clients before USCIS, the Immigration Court, and the Board of Immigration Appeals;

· Provide high quality, client-centered legal representation for low-income immigrants;

· Develop and maintain a reasonable caseload;

· Work with support staff, volunteers, and pro bono counsel;

· Participate in community outreach presentations to immigrant and non-immigrant audiences;

· Engage with stakeholders, including the legal community, funders, and public officials;

· Collaborate with local partners and agencies to conduct outreach events, including naturalization and DACA workshops;

· Participates in case review meetings as necessary with attorneys and supporting staff;

· Reviews current case law and regulatory changes, consult with clients and staff about such changes, and attend immigration-related conferences, meetings, and trainings as needed.

Qualifications

· J.D. from an accredited law school;

· Active bar membership in any U.S. state;

· Strong commitment to public interest legal service and to the enfranchisement and empowerment of immigrant communities;

· At least one year’s experience representing clients in proceedings before the Department of Homeland Security, Executive Office of Immigration Review, and/or the Board of Immigration Appeals;

· Ability to handle reasonable caseload providing direct representation to low-income clients;

· Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail;

· Ability to work with volunteers;

· Excellent legal analysis, written, and oral advocacy skills;

· Strong public speaking skills;

· Ability to work collaboratively in a team-based environment;

· English/Spanish fluency is required (written, spoken, and comprehension);

Salary and Benefits

A competitive salary and benefits will be provided including generous vacation, sick, and holiday leave, professional liability insurance, health insurance coverage, ASISTA membership, and paid bar and AILA dues. JFON is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, immigration status, disability, or veteran status.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $70,000.00 – $80,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift

Education:

  • Doctorate (Required)

Experience:

  • immigration legal: 1 year (Required)

License/Certification:

  • Bar license (Required)

Work Location: One location

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