Details: Salary will be based on experience.
2220 Broadway St.
Deportation Defense Houston is a project of the Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative, which brings together a cohort of immigration legal service providers (currently YMCA International Services, BakerRipley, Justice For Our Neighbors Houston, and the South Texas College of Law Houston) to take on an innovative and aggressive approach to defending immigrants who are detained while their removal proceedings are pending. Members of the cohort will be meeting regularly, collaboratively placing cases, sharing data, tracking trends, and adjusting strategies as needed.
Primary Responsibilities and Duties:
- Provide consultations and screen immigrants in detention to ascertain immigration relief
- Handle reasonable caseload providing direct representation to individuals in immigration removal proceedings eligible for immigration relief
- Provide representation to individuals in other proceedings, such as federal court and B/A
- Monitor detention conditions and access to counsel issues
- Participate in education and outreach to the immigrant community
- Maintain program statistics, client databases and files, and provide reports as required
- Work collaboratively as part of a cohort
- Monitor a legal fellow
- Engage with stakeholders, including legal community, funders, and public officials
Required Qualifications and Work Experience:
- J.D. from an accredited law school
- Bar Admission in any US state
- Fluent in English and Spanish
- Three years minimum legal experience in immigration law, including representation before the immigration court (representation in detention context and criminal law preferred)
- Personal dedication to furthering immigrant justice and rights
- Excellent communication and writing skills
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
- Reliable transportation, valid Texas Driver's License, and evidence of insurability
Justice For Our Neighbors Houston is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, immigration status, disability or veteran status.
Level of Language Proficiency
Candidate must be fluent in English and Spanish (written, spoken and comprehension).
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org with "DDH Attorney" in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Candidates must have authorization to work in the United States.