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Lead Staff Attorney, Detained Project, Immigration Legal Services Program

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After 30 years and an initial seed capital of $30,000 from area parishes, The Resurrection Project (TRP) has grown to become a powerful and effective social enterprise that seamlessly blends community development, community organizing, and advocacy with human service delivery to create vibrant, healthier, and involved communities. Our efforts have resulted in leveraging over $500 million in community investment.

Department Description:

The Resurrection Project offers high-quality immigration legal services aimed at protecting Illinois residents and reuniting immigrants with their families.

Our attorneys and DOJ accredited representatives consult community members on a variety of services, including: Citizenship, family petitions, adjustment of status, DACA renewals, U-Visa and VAWA for victims of domestic violence, removal defense, bond hearings, and asylum.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Direct Services, Case Management, and Data Collection Responsibilities:

  • Provide expert consultation and representation to clients and potential clients including case preparation and follow-up.
  • Handle removal defense caseload for all detained clients as well as some non-detained clients including, but not limited to, bond hearings and representation in immigration court and before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA).
  • Maintain required job skills and core professional competencies.
  • Keep current on changes in immigration law and procedures through research and trainings.
  • Make appropriate referrals as necessary for immigration legal services beyond the scope of the program.
  • Maintain comprehensive up-to-date notes of client contact, indicating date, subject matter, and resolution in the client file, per TRP’s Immigration Legal Services Program procedures, and notify client of all activity regarding their case in a timely manner.
  • Actively participate in case review and other meetings needed to effectively provide excellent quality service to all clients.
  • Attend and participate in required educational programs and staff meetings.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Knowledge and Skills:

  • Juris Doctorate degree and two or more years practicing immigration law, handling bond, asylum, and removal defense required. Experience handling detained representation strongly preferred.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish required.
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and work effectively with people of diverse social, faith, economic and racial/ethnic backgrounds.
  • Excellent verbal, analytical, writing, and organization skills.
  • Proficient knowledge of MS Office and case management software.
  • Highly motivated and demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Strong attention to detail.

 

Special Working Conditions and Demands:

  • Office hours are Tues-Sat
  • Willingness to work flexible hours as needed.
  • Access to a car, valid driver’s license and insurance, and ability to travel within the metropolitan area and sometimes out of state.
  • Salary Range: $65,000-$70,000 commensurate with experience

 

Position Classification: Full-Time, Exempt

Preparation Date: 10/14/2021

Statement of Equal Opportunity:

The Resurrection Project is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation (including gender identity), military status, disability, language (any language use not related to job duties), or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Application Instructions: Please send resume and cover letter by email.

After 30 years and an initial seed capital of $30,000 from area parishes, The Resurrection Project (TRP) has grown to become a powerful and effective social enterprise that seamlessly blends community development, community organizing, and…

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Salário
USD $65.000 - USD $70.000
/ ano

Benefícios

Benefits: 401(k), 401(k) matching, Dental insurance, Employee assistance program, Flexible schedule, Flexible spending account, Health insurance, Health savings account, Life insurance, Paid time off, Parental leave, Retirement plan, Vision insurance

Benefits: 401(k), 401(k) matching, Dental insurance, Employee assistance program, Flexible schedule, Flexible spending account, Health insurance, Health savings account, Life…

Nível de Proficiência do Idioma

Bilingual in English and Spanish required.


Bilingual in English and Spanish required.


Localização

Presencial
Chicago, IL, USA

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