Senior Immigration Attorney

Job Type

Full Time

Published

10/12/2018

Address

12225 Greenville Ave.
Suite 800
Dallas
TX
75243
United States

Description

About Mosaic Family Services  

Mosaic Family Services is a safe haven for survivors of human rights abuses including intimate partner violence and human trafficking.  Mosaic provides shelter, counseling, and comprehensive social services as well as legal representation.

Mosaic’s Multicultural Legal Services Program provides culturally competent civil legal representation to survivors of human trafficking and intimate partner violence.  Our primary practice areas are immigration law, family law, and crime victim rights.


Position Description

Mosaic Family Services seeks a Senior Immigration Attorney to provide representation to survivors of all forms of human trafficking and intimate partner violence before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and in immigration court. The Senior Attorney will supervise Department of Justice accredited representatives, provide mentorship and oversight for legal fellows appearing in immigration court and filing appeals, and collaborate with the Legal Program Director to recruit and train volunteers and pro bono attorneys and provide general outreach on immigration services available.  


Position's Responsibilities:

  • Provide coordination of delivery of immigration legal services to survivors of human trafficking and intimate partner violence;
  • Develop specialized knowledge related to all areas of immigration law affecting survivors of intimate partner violence and human trafficking including removal defense, emerging best practices under new policy changes, interviews before USCIS, and appellate practice in immigration law;
  • Provide direct immigration legal services to foreign national human trafficking and intimate partner violence assault survivors, including filing of T visa, U visa, Violence Against Women Act self-petitions, and related applications, renewals and appeals;
  • Representation in immigration proceedings before the Executive Office for Immigration Review.
  • Supervise accredited representatives and legal assistants as well immigration-related work by fellows, interns and pro-bono attorneys.
  • Develop training materials and provide training to volunteer attorneys, interns and fellows on immigration topics;
  • Collaborate with current community partners and form new partnerships in immigrant advocacy community and immigration bar; and
  • Contribute to programmatic reporting required under grants.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Licensed to practice law in Texas or licensed in another state and eligible to apply to be licensed in Texas;
  • Two or more years practice experience in immigration law;
  • A demonstrated commitment to public interest work and desire to assist survivors of trauma;
  • Strong writing, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills; and
  • An ability to work collaboratively in a variety of contexts with both attorneys and other professionals as well as an ability to work independently to develop new knowledge and skills.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience providing victim-centered, trauma-informed, and culturally competent legal assistance to crime victims/survivors;
  • Specialized experience filing U Visa, T Visa, or Violence Against Women Act self-petitions;
  • Three or more years practice that includes majority immigration clients;
  • Supervision experience of interns/law students, legal assistants, or other attorneys; and
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish is strongly preferred.


The Senior Attorney will report to the Legal Program Director.  Salary is commensurate with experience and degree of preferred qualifications.  

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual in English and Spanish is strongly preferred.


Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

J.D.

How To Apply

alisonm@mosaicservices.org
http://mosaicservices.org/who-we-are/employment/

To apply please email a cover letter and resume to Alison Maher at alisonm@mosaicservices.org.


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