Supervising Attorney - Access to Justice Initiative, Catholic Charities
Company: Immigratin Advocatres Network
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: September 18, 2022
Supervising Attorney - Access to Justice Initiative, Catholic
Catholic Charities' connection to the immigrant and refugee
community has a long history and today is as extensive as it is
deep, serving 28,000 immigrants and refugees each year through
legal, resettlement, integration, ESL, clinical, family
reunification, and removal defense services. Their legal team
provides legal consultations, representation and assistance to
documented and undocumented newcomers of all nationalities,
ethnicities and religions. They represent clients in
straight-forward and complex immigration cases, and engage in
removal defense. They anchor their work in the communities we
serve, respond holistically to our clients' needs, and endeavor to
provide a strong voice as an advocate for our clients and
This role will carry a caseload consisting of complex immigration
and removal defense cases. Will supervise -junior attorneys and
migration counselors, including DOJ accredited representatives and
will spearhead, train, mentor -and provide representation as part
of the department's Access to Justice initiative to develop
expertise on immigration -consequences of criminal convictions.
- Screening, advising, and representing individuals, detained and
non-detained, facing removal proceedings or other
immigration-related federal litigation matters, including, but not
limited to: cancellation of removal, asylum, bond hearings, SIJ,
BIA appeals (and federal appeals practice under supervision and
upon approval), etc.
- Counseling and representing individuals in more specialized and
complex immigration applications including, but not limited to: SIJ
petitions, VAWA petitions, U and T visa applications, deferred
action, inadmissibility waivers, etc.
- Supervising, advising and mentoring attorneys and migration
counselors, monitoring quality of legal work, ensuring delivery of
legal services, monitoring compliance with reporting requirements,
and providing support as needed in cases including, but not limited
to: family reunification (adjustment of status), visa extension and
change of status, religious worker, naturalization, green card
extension, travel/advance parole, special adjustment relief
(NACARA, HRIFA, Cuban Adjustment Act), etc. Providing
representation for cases arising from work of migration counselors
and accredited representatives. Monitoring the work of supervisees
through LawLogix reminders, site visits, periodic file review, etc.
- Lead Access to Justice initiative:
- Develop and conduct in-house trainings on reading/interpreting
certificates of disposition, the effects of criminal convictions on
immigration status or eligibility for immigration and
naturalization benefits, bond hearings, LPR cancellation, etc.
- Provide mentorship and support to legal staff on issues
involving immigration consequences of criminal convictions by
advising staff on the consequences of convictions; second-seating
at bond hearings and other court hearings; representing ILS clients
with criminal issues at USCIS interviews; drafting and/or reviewing
briefs, RFE responses and cover letters that address immigration
consequences of criminal convictions; advising our clients'
criminal defense counsel on getting the most advantageous plea
deals for our clients, etc.
- Representation, as needed, in cases of migration
- Providing in-house and outreach trainings, presentations and
workshops, as directed.
- Maintaining and updating case files and case management
- Compiling monthly statistics and reports. Qualifications: -
- Juris Doctor.
- Two to three years of post-JD experience in immigration law,
representing clients in affirmative benefits applications to USCIS
or in removal defense, with experience in the area of immigration
consequences of criminal convictions, strongly preferred.
- Supervisory experience.
- Admission to a bar of any state and/or the District of
Columbia; admission to the New York bar strongly preferred.
- Bilingual in English and a 2nd language preferred.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Excellent organizational and computer skills.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
- Ability and experience working with diverse individuals and
communities. How to Apply:
To apply, please submit a resume to -Raluca Oncioiu at
Keywords: Immigratin Advocatres Network, Santa Clara , Supervising Attorney - Access to Justice Initiative, Catholic Charities, Legal , Santa Clara, California
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