Staff Attorney

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Details: Salary is dependent on experience.

Published

09/04/2018

Address

450 North Syndicate St.
Suite 200
St. Paul
MN
55104
United States

Description

The Staff Attorney is responsible for representation in immigration matters; and information, technical assistance, outreach, and training to income-eligible persons of all nationalities.

 

Responsibilities will include:

  • Provide representation to individuals and families in immigration matters, including some or all of the following Tasks: prepare and summit immigration applications to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), respond to request for evidence, keep clients informed about their case status, ensure that clients receive and understand communications from USCIS regarding their pending applications, prepare clients for interviews with USCIS and educate clients about their rights and obligations under immigration law. Case types will include but are not limited to: naturalization, U Visas, VAWA, DACA, and family unity.
  • Additional responsibilities for staff attorneys may include deportation defense in immigration court and immigration administrative and federal appeals.
  • Engage in outreach efforts to immigrant and refugee communities regarding our legal services.
  • Conduct intake consultations with and provide advice to potential clients.
  • Identify and resolve legal issues on behalf of new clients, accept cases, maintain client files.
  • Maintain client data in compliance with organization protocols and in compliance with grants and contracts.
  • Provide information about immigration law to agencies who work with the immigrant and refugee communities, on a one-to-one basis and through presentations.
  • Assist in grant proposal and report preparation as needed.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS: J.D. degree and admission to a state bar. Experience in deportation representation required and experience with other immigration matters strongly preferred. Other Skills/Requirements include:

·        Second language fluency in Spanish, Somali, Hmong, or Karen required;

·        excellent oral, listening, and written communication skills;

·        high level of attention to detail and ability to manage multiple projects concurrently;

·        familiarity with diverse refugee and immigrant communities, community agencies, and resources;

·        demonstrated interest in serving the low-income immigrant and refugee community and experience working with persons of diverse economic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds;

·        ability to work constructively with others, possess good judgment, learn quickly, and work well independently and under pressure as well as in collaboration with other staff and with other organizations; and

·        working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, immigration form program and case database experience a plus.

Benefits

Salary is dependent on experience. Benefits include paid-time-off; health, dental, life, short-term disability, and long-term disability insurance; and retirement plan with employer matching.

Level of Language Proficiency

·        Second language fluency in Spanish, Somali, Hmong or Karen required

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

J.D.

How To Apply

oficinalegal@ilcm.org

Closes: Open Until Filled.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please forward cover letter and resume to oficinalegal@ilcm.org or mail to ILCM Legal, 450 North Syndicate St., Ste. 200, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104. For further information on the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota, please visit www.ilcm.org.


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