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Staff Attorney

Omaha, NE
Full Time
Position Description: The Immigrant-Focused Medical Legal Partnership (IMLP) Staff Attorney is responsible for providing direct legal services to low-income immigrant patientclients and their family members through ILC’s partnerships with three Omaha-based healthcare providers. Legal service needs consist primarily of humanitarian immigration relief (asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, U-Visa, VAWA, etc.), removal defense, family-based immigration benefits, family and juvenile litigation that may provide access to an immigration option, and advising as to the intersection of immigration and public benefits law. The IMLP Staff Attorney will also prepare and present outreach, education, and advocacy material to IMLP healthcare partners, immigrant communities, and other stakeholders.

Duties And Responsibilities: Provide legal counsel and advice to prospective clients who IMLP partners refer for consultations; provide direct representation of clients before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Omaha Immigration Court and Board of Immigration Appeals, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and Nebraska County, District, and Juvenile courts. Manage assigned caseload under the supervision of the IMLP Supervising Attorney. Provide Know Your Rights and safety planning counseling and resources to patient-clients who are vulnerable to immigration enforcement actions. Advise clients and colleagues on the intersection of immigration and public benefits law and potential immigration consequences of accessing benefits. Conduct outreach with staff at IMLP partner facilities to promote the partnership and educate staff on immigration and public benefits policy. Provide educational presentations to immigrant communities, healthcare professionals, and other stakeholders, as opportunities arise.

Qualifications: Must have a J.D. and be admitted, or willing to be admitted, to practice law in Nebraska Strong commitment to public interest legal services required; immigration law, family law, and/or non-profit sector experience preferred Bilingual fluency in English and Spanish preferred. (Fluency in another language may be considered based on the prevalence of other language within local immigrant communities.) Demonstrated ability to cultivate and maintain relationships with a variety of stakeholders such as community partners, diverse professionals and service providers, and the local community Ability to think critically, work independently, prioritize, take initiative, handle multiple assignments, and meet deadlines Excellent oral and written communications skills Ability to work sensitively with clients and colleagues having diverse personalities, lifestyles, cultures, and faiths

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