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ProBAR - Staff Attorney- Adult

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American Bar Association
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Harlingen, TX
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Publicado há 20 dias

Staff Attorneys for ProBAR's Adult Team advocate for and serve adults in ICE custody who are at risk of deportation and face significant barriers to access to counsel. Our Adult Team Staff Attorneys provide a combination of legal orientations, direct representation, and pro se assistance to adults from around the world who seek humanitarian immigration relief. The Staff Attorney will engage in a significant amount of direct representation, handling asylum and cancellation of removal cases, as well as applications for other forms of relief and petitions for release on bond and parole. The team's legal advocacy is complemented by ProBAR's holistic approach that integrates connections to services. 


The Organization:  

ProBAR empowers immigrants through high-quality legal education, representation, and connections to services. ProBAR serves immigrants in the Rio Grande Valley border region with a particular focus on the legal needs of adults and unaccompanied children in federal custody. Founded in 1989 as a project of the American Bar Association, ProBAR’s office is located in Harlingen, TX. For more information about ProBAR, please visit our website: https://ambar.org/probar      

Job Summary/ General Purpose of Job 

Accountable for providing legal services to detained immigrants in the South Texas Region. This position will require regular involvement with individuals' living in difficult circumstances and who may have experienced trauma.


Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities (listed in order of importance and/or time spent)

·  Provides direct representation to detained or locally released immigrants in removal proceedings.

·  Provides group and individual legal orientations and workshops to detained immigrants in immigration removal proceedings.

·  Regularly appears in immigration court. Represents clients seeking immigration relief such as asylum, T Visas, U Visas, cancellation of removal, and other relief as appropriate.

·  Mentors pro bono attorneys, non-attorney staff, and volunteers as needed.

·  Develops and maintains legal competency relating to immigration detention work. Builds and maintains relationships with local stakeholders. Observes ethical practices relating to confidentiality and all other applicable legal ethics standards. Maintains case files, documentation and data integrity using case management systems.

·   Performs other related duties as required.

Required Education, Qualifications, Experience

·   Possession of a Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA-accredited law school and be in good standing.

·   Licensed to practice law in a U.S. state or territory.

·   Fluent in English and Spanish in written and spoken forms.

·    Intermediate proficiency in online research and Microsoft Office products including MSWord, MSExcel, MSOneDrive and MSTeams.

·   Must be familiar with conducting virtual meetings, training, and observations on videoconferencing software such as Zoom, Teams, etc.

·   Must be able to pick up on client verbal and non-verbal cues.

·   Must have reliable internet and phone connection.

·   Have reliable transportation to travel to off-site work locations.

·   This position requires the ability to travel to and enter detention centers.


Preferred Education, Qualifications, Experience

·   Experience practicing immigration law.

·   Prior work experience with clients from Central and South America, including indigenous language- speaking populations.

·   Prior volunteer, community, or work experience regarding refugees, immigration or detention.

·   Prior non-profit experience, particularly involving immigration detention or refugees.

Physical Requirements 

Typical office setting with frequent visits at immigration detention facilities and immigration court. Continuously operates a computer and other office machinery, such as telephone, copy machine, and computer printer.

Travel

As a normal course of business, this job will typically require travel of less than 15% of the time.


In addition to competitive pay and employment benefits, ProBAR takes pride in taking care of its employees. There are abundant development opportunities including onsite, offsite, and online training and workshops. ProBAR has also created its own initiatives like paid time off for self-care, staff-led wellness programs, and counseling. 


By joining ProBAR, you will become an ABA staff member and receive a free ABA membership, giving you access to many benefits including thousands of free CLE programs and webinars. You will also benefit from being part of the ABA Commission on Immigration and the ABA Center for Public Interest Law. As a ProBAR attorney, your work will play a critical role in informing ABA advocacy on immigration issues, and you will have the opportunity to be published in the Commission’s blog:  Generating Justice: Immigration Reflections from the Border and Beyond. Join us and your efforts will make a difference from Texas to Washington, DC and beyond.  


The Location: 

ProBAR is located in the Rio Grande Valley, a thriving region that boasts a rich culture, affordable cost of living, subtropical climate, and beautiful natural areas to enjoy. Recent growth has brought the RGV unprecedented investments in higher education and scientific research. Three local airports connect RGV residents to destinations around the country while Mexico is only a short drive away. The region's delicious food, world-class nature parks, and the beaches of South Padre Island provide ample opportunities to relax and recharge! 


COVID-19 Response: 

ProBAR leadership has responded proactively to support the health and wellbeing of our staff and the individuals we serve. We are currently providing the majority of our legal services remotely while telecommuting. During this period of remote work, we continue to accept applications and interview for open positions. 

 

The Application Process:  

Submit an online application including your cover letter and resume. 


Hiring range based on experience $65,000.00 to $68,450.00.

Staff Attorneys for ProBAR's Adult Team advocate for and serve adults in ICE custody who are at risk of deportation and face significant barriers to access to counsel. Our Adult Team Staff Attorneys provide a combination of legal…

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Salário
Pelo menos USD $72.236
/ ano
Starting hiring salary for this position is based on experience.

Benefícios

 · Medical and prescription insurance

· Dental insurance 

· Vision insurance

· Flexible Spending Account (FSA) 

· Voluntary life insurance    

· Short and long term disability insurance 

· Employee Assistance Program (EAP)   

· Prepaid Legal Plan 

· 401(k)    

· Paid company holidays 

· Personal time off    

· Vacation time off 

· PSLF Participant

· Sign-On Bonus offered to licensed attorneys*

· Additional bonuses offered for continuous service at 2 year, 3 year, & 4 year service anniversaries*

· Relocation stipend offered for in-state and out-of-state relocation*


 *Restrictions Apply 

 · Medical and prescription insurance

· Dental insurance 

· Vision insurance

· Flexible Spending Account (FSA) 

· Voluntary life insurance    

· Short and long term disability insurance…

Nível de Proficiência do Idioma

Fluent in English and Spanish in written and spoken forms.

Fluent in English and Spanish in written and spoken forms.

Localização

Temporariamente Remoto
O trabalho pode ser executado em ou perto de Harlingen, TX
Local Associado
202 S 1st St, Harlingen, TX 78550, USA

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Submit an online application including your cover letter and resume. 

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