Immigration Attorney

Fort Worth, TX
Full Time
07-27-2020
Description:
RAICES is hiring a Staff Attorney to work in our Fort Worth office. The Staff Attorney will provide legal services for unaccompanied immigrant juveniles released from the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) in the DFW metroplex and represent adults and families pursuing benefits or seeking relief under the Immigration and Nationality Act. Core responsibilities will include screening clients for legal relief, direct representation and pro bono attorney outreach, training and mentoring on behalf unaccompanied immigrant children and other immigrant community members. All RAICES staff participates in data input and reporting, stakeholder relationship building and other duties, as required.

RAICES is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency that promotes justice by providing free and low-cost immigration legal services to underserved immigrant children, families and refugees. With legal services, social programs, bond assistance, and an advocacy team focused on changing the narrative around immigration in this country, RAICES is operating on the national front lines of the fight for immigrant rights.

Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Conduct thorough intakes to ascertain immigration relief;
  • Handle large caseload providing direct representation to individuals eligible for immigration relief;
  • Provide representation to individuals in immigration removal proceedings as well as before the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Dallas Immigration Court, or Texas state courts if related to a client’s immigration case;
  • Conduct Know Your Rights presentations and other community outreach, as needed, in Fort Worth, Tarrant County and surrounding counties, which may occur outside of regular business hours;
  • Assume general administrative responsibilities, including detailed case management, supervision of a legal assistant, and timekeeping;

Qualifications:
  • J.D. from an accredited law school;
  • Admission to Texas state bar;
  • Fluent in Spanish;
  • Experience in immigration preferred;
  • Able to travel throughout North Texas. Occasional travel to Houston for asylum interviews may also be required.

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