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Immigration Attorney

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KRM Lexington
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Lexington, KY
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Publicado há 21 dias

Kentucky Refugee Ministries (KRM) Lexington Immigration Legal Services team handles a variety of humanitarian and family-based immigration cases including, but not limited to: family-based immigrant visa petitions, consular processing, citizenship, refugee based adjustment of status cases, Cuban Adjustment Act-based adjustment of status cases, Employment Authorization Documents, marriage-based adjustment of status cases, representation in removal proceedings, affirmative and defensive asylum applications, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status cases, U visas, and VAWA cases.


KRM is one of only four agencies in the Commonwealth of Kentucky that provides low cost immigration legal services to refugees and immigrants. This has resulted in a high demand for services. Each attorney carries a high caseload and is expected to work a variety of cases.


Job Requirements

· All candidates must be (1) licensed to practice law in Kentucky or (2) licensed to practice law in one of the 50 U.S. States and willing to sit for or waive in to the Kentucky Bar within the first year

· Strong oral and written advocacy skills

· Spanish fluency preferred, but not required

· Immigration experience preferred, but not required


Specialized Skills

· Strong interpersonal skills needed to interact with clients and staff

· Ability to work with clients and staff of diverse backgrounds and cultures

· Comfort working with limited-English-proficient clients and utilizing interpreters

· Strong outreach skills; ability to network with other agencies and partners, communities, and pro-bono attorneys

· Patience and strong commitment to client care

Essential Duties

· Represent refugees and immigrants in matters before the Department of Homeland Security and the Executive Office of Immigration Review

· Represent juveniles before family and probate courts for matters ancillary to immigration legal work

· Occasional travel to Louisville, KY, Covington, KY and Chicago, IL

· Comfort with appellate work (BIA, Federal District Court, 6th Circuit Court of Appeals)

· Collaborate with other legal services staff in developing services

· Perform administrative duties and many paralegal functions for the majority of cases (KRM has one legal caseworker/paralegal who provides support, but most duties traditionally performed by paralegals are performed by individual attorneys)

· Train office volunteers and interns concerning administrative duties

· Attend community events and participate in community outreach efforts on behalf of KRM

· Participate in KRM staff development, meetings, and events

Kentucky Refugee Ministries (KRM) Lexington Immigration Legal Services team handles a variety of humanitarian and family-based immigration cases including, but not limited to: family-based immigrant visa petitions, consular…

Resumo dos Detalhes

  • Comprometimento de Tempo
    Carga Horária Integral
  • Data de Início
    4 de janeiro de 2022
  • Prazo para Inscrições
    1 de dezembro de 2021
  • Educação
    Bacharelado em Direito Requerido
  • Nível profissional
    Profissional

Benefícios

Employer-subsidized medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, and paid vacation, holiday, sick, parental, and personal days. 

Employer-subsidized medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, and paid vacation, holiday, sick, parental, and personal days. 

Localização

Temporariamente Remoto
O trabalho pode ser executado em ou perto de Lexington, KY
Local Associado
501 W 6th St, Lexington, KY 40508, USA
Suite 250

Como se inscrever

Please email a resume, letter of interest, and legal writing sample to both:

Mary Cobb                                                    

mcobb@krmlex.org


AND


Emily Jones

ejones@krmlex.org

Please email a resume, letter of interest, and legal writing sample to both:

Mary Cobb                                                    

mcobb@krmlex.org


AND


Emily Jones

ejones@krmlex.org

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