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Immigration Staff Attorney

The Latin American Coalition is seeking a Bilingual Immigration Staff Attorney to join the Immigrant Integration Center (IIC)’s Immigration Legal Clinic (ILC). The ILC offers affordable legal services and low-cost representation for Charlotte's low-income immigrant community, regardless of immigration status or nationality. 

 

Qualifications & Skills

· J.D. and membership in good standing in the bar of North Carolina (May 2018 graduates taking the July 2018 bar may apply);

· A passion for the mission and vision of the Latin American Coalition;

· Commitment to collaborative teamwork to achieve common goals;

·  Excellent written and oral communication skills. Fluency speaking, reading and writing in Spanish required;

· Excellent analytical, organizational and project management skills;

· Ability to work with a variety of audiences including immigrant families, pro bono attorneys, nonprofit service providers and others;

· Experience with immigration law preferred, not required.

 

Essential Responsibilities

STAFF ATTORNEY RESPONSIBILITIES

·Conduct client intake;

· Represent clients in matters such as family petitions, applications for U Visa, VAWA, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), green card renewals, and more;

· Represent clients before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR), and the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA);

· Represent clients in custody hearings relating to SIJS cases;

· Participate in Clinic workshops.

 

LATIN AMERICAN COALITION TEAM MEMBER

· Contribute to the organization’s mission and vision;

· Participate in organization-wide activities like the Latin American Festival.

 

Benefits

· Competitive salary commensurate with experience;

· Paid time off (PTO) and retirement benefits;

· Medical, dental, and vision insurance.

 

Apply

Applications Accepted on a Rolling Basis. Position to start early fall 2018.

Please send resume, references, and cover letter to jhparis@mylac.org with Immigration Staff Attorney in the subject line

 

The Latin American Coalition is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, LGBTQ people, immigrants, women, and people who are differently–abled are strongly encouraged to apply. 

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