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Staff Attorney, Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center

Company: Immigratin Advocatres Network
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Job Description:

Las Americas is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in El Paso, Texas providing free and low-cost legal services to immigrants and refugees in West Texas and New Mexico. They have served over 40,000 people from over 77 countries since 1987.Position:
The Detained Deportation Defense Program Staff Attorney will lead the Las Americas Detained Team working to both prepare and represent asylum seekers before immigration court. The Staff Attorney will supervise a legal assistant, paralegals, and interns, and work in close collaboration with other attorneys, and accredited representatives under the direct supervision of the Director of Legal Services.Responsibilities:

  • Provide legal representation in immigration cases, including both affirmative applications and representation of clients in removal proceedings, as well as potential appellate work before the Board of Immigration Appeals.
  • Sign and file petitions for immigration relief and represent clients in immigration court in various cases, including but not limited to Asylum, Cancellation of Removal, U-Visa, T-Visa, VAWA, and DACA.
  • Conduct legal consultations at two regional detention facilities.
  • Support the Las Americas legal team, including DOJ accredited representatives and other assigned staff through regular engagement, case assistance, and mentorship under the supervision of the Director of Legal Services.
  • Supervise and mentor pro-bono attorneys assisting with requests for evidence, briefs, appellate work, and other tasks.
  • Oversee and provide legal orientation, counseling, and education regarding a range of immigration issues and other legal problems faced by members of the low-income immigrant communities that Las Americas serves.
  • Collaborate with legal staff in creating and analyzing legal strategies; personalizing case interventions/actions; and contributing to the best practices of immigration law in the 5th and 10th circuit.
  • Develop materials to train and aid staff, pro-bono attorneys, clients, and pro se respondents as they endeavor to navigate the complex immigration system.Qualifications:
    • Juris Doctorate degree with membership in good standing in the bar of any state and/or the District of Columbia.
    • Bilingual, English and Spanish
    • Highly motivated, efficient, able to work well under pressure, and able to work independently and as part of a team.
    • Excellent written, analytical, oral, organizational, and time management skills.
    • Must maintain professional demeanor and excellent work ethics at all times.
    • Demonstrated passion for social justice for immigrants.
    • Proficiency with computers, common office equipment, Microsoft Office, and Google Workspace.How to Apply:Send resume, cover letter, and references to jobsinfo@las-americas.org by Wednesday, September 15, 2021.

Keywords: Immigratin Advocatres Network, Santa Clara , Staff Attorney, Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center, Legal , Santa Clara, California

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