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Immigration Attorney

Company: Lutheran Coummunity Services North West
Location: Washington
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

SeaTac , 4040 S. 188th Street, SeaTac, Washington, United States of America Req #1356 Tuesday, May 23, 2023 THE ROLE: This position is situated within the Legal Education and Advocacy Program (LEAP) of Refugee and Immigrant Services. This position will be based in SeaTac WA. The ideal candidate will provide legal education, advocacy and support services to individuals who are seeking relief while in removal proceedings. The candidate will provide consultation to respondents in removal proceedings and other attorneys and DOJ accredited employees on more complex legal and immigration matters. The candidate will also work closely with the Program Supervisor on promise delivery and contractual reporting to funders. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: --- Act as advocate for client's needs with other legal service providers, attorneys, foreign consulates/embassies, and other government offices --- Responsible to design, develop and maintain pro se / self-help workshop materials, KYR, outreach material, etc. in consultation with Program Supervisor. --- Provide group information session (GIS) to respondents in removal proceeding or individual session (IS) who are non-represented. --- Provide Multi-Family Group Orientations at the designated sites to family groups with cases scheduled on EOIR Dedicated Dockets. --- Provide Single-Family Group Orientations to those who do not have legal representations. --- Assist in developing a Pro Bono Referral Plan to promote and facilitate pro bono representation for unrepresented respondents. --- Training pro bono attorneys in program services and best practices. --- Work collaboratively with governmental agencies, and other private non-profit agencies and pro bono attorneys who regularly represent respondents in immigration removal and other proceedings before EOIR. --- Handle complex immigration cases, i.e. asylum, stay of deportation, and represent clients before immigration judge when and if needed. --- Work closely with the Program Supervisor, DOJ accredited reps and Director of Refugee and Immigrant programs for program success and structure to meet contractual requirements. --- Assist clients with correspondence to legal and immigration services and other relevant agencies --- Maintain accurate files and detailed case notes --- Model and encourage direct, professional communication among staff members and facilitate development of a positive staff support network --- Demonstrate awareness and sensitivity in the delivery of client services as it relates to the cultural and socioeconomic characteristics of the population served --- Performed other duties requested and/or as identified in program operation plan (POP). JOB COMPLEXITY: This position handles complex immigration matters and will also require the individual to stay current on immigration laws and assist the agency in developing new policies in order to comply. QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. --- JD degree --- Admission to WA or any State bar in the US, and in good standing --- Demonstrate commitment to advancing and defending immigrant rights --- Strong client communication skills, including an ability to provide survivor-centered, trauma-informed, and culturally competent legal assistance --- Strong writing, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills --- Conversational/Fluency in written and spoken Spanish --- Strong ability to work independently, as well in a team setting --- Excellent time management and attention to deadlines --- Strong ability to multitask and handle a demanding, varied caseload EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Must have a law degree from an accredited law school and have been certified to practice law in the state of Washington which will mean passing a state bar exam.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Must have the ability to write memos and other basic correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from employees, clients, and the general public. Must have excellent communication skills with the ability to read, write, and speak English. Additional language skills is preferred but not required. BENEFITS: We offer a full benefits package with options for medical and dental insurance. Vacation includes up to 2 weeks in the first year, with an increase up to 3 weeks in the second year (based on hours worked). Up to 2 - weeks of Sick leave for you or to take care of your immediate family (based on hours worked). 10 Paid Holidays plus 2 Floating Holidays each year. A 403(b) Retirement plan with a matching program after meeting eligibility requirements. Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is designed to help and support you with free and confidential counseling, financial, and support services. Mileage and expense reimbursement is also provided. LUTHERAN COMMUNITY SERVICES NORTHWEST IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND COMMITTED TO CULTURAL COMPETENCY.

  • SeaTac , 4040 S. 188th Street, SeaTac, Washington, United States of America

Keywords: Lutheran Coummunity Services North West, Washington DC , Immigration Attorney, Legal , Washington, DC

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