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Staff Attorney, Justice For Our Neighbors

Company: Immigratin Advocatres Network
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: September 17, 2022

Job Description:

Staff Attorney, Justice For Our NeighborsJustice For Our Neighbors North Central Texas (JFON NCTx) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that extends hospitality to low-income immigrants by providing free and affordable immigration legal services, providing education to the public, and engaging in advocacy with immigrants. JFON NCTx is a regional affiliate of National Justice For Our Neighbors.Position:The JFON NCTx staff attorney (part time) provides direct immigration legal services to low-income clients, and trains and supervises support staff and volunteers who assist in providing those services. The attorney's caseload could include (SIJS), (VAWA), U Visas, T Visas, Adjustment of Status, (TPS), (DACA), and others. The attorney also participates in efforts to raise community awareness, serves as a source of legal education for immigrants, and engages in immigrant rights advocacy.Responsibilities:

  • Oversee assigned caseload involving the legal needs of immigrant clients
  • Provide legal counsel and advice to clients who attend JFON NCTx intake clinics and assist eligible clients in preparing immigration petitions and applications
  • Provide representation for JFON NCTx clients in Immigration Court and other federal, county and District courts and hearings as necessary
  • Develop a work plan and service priorities for working with JFON NCTx clients
  • Compile and analyze programmatic statistical information for progress reports
  • Contribute to the public education and advocacy efforts carried out by JFON NCTx
  • Perform other duties as assignedQualifications:
    • Must have a J.D. and be admitted to a state bar, preferably the state of Texas
    • Organized and detail-oriented
    • Excellent oral and written communications skills
    • Strong commitment to public interest legal service is required
    • At least 1-2 years of non-profit work experience is preferred
    • General knowledge of immigration and nationality law, and family law is required, workexperience in the field is strongly preferred
    • Working proficiency in both English and Spanish
    • Ability to work sensitively with people having diverse personalities, lifestyles, cultures and faithsHow to Apply:Send resume by email to Executive Director Sid Earnheart (sid@jfondfw.org). Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Keywords: Immigratin Advocatres Network, Santa Clara , Staff Attorney, Justice For Our Neighbors, Legal , Santa Clara, California

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