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Immigration Attorney in Houston, TX at BakerRipley

Date Posted: 4/3/2018

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Job Description

DIVISION PROFILE

Community Based Initiatives is a division of BakerRipley that builds on the unique economic and social assets of individuals and their neighborhoods, moving them to self-sufficiency and an improved quality of life. Largely supported by private philanthropic investment, our community-based programs engage and connect individuals to the resources that meet their emerging needs and aspirations. We provide a continuum of services including free tax preparation, family health and education, immigration and citizenship services, financial assistance and programs for youth and seniors.

JOB DESCRIPTION

BakerRipley Community Based Initiatives division seeks an Immigration Attorney who will be responsible for managing the organization’s provision of immigration legal services. The Immigration Attorney will report to the Director of Immigration and Economic Opportunity.

CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide consultations and screen immigrants in detention to ascertain immigration relief
  • Handle reasonable caseload providing direct representation to individuals in immigration removal proceedings eligible for immigration relief
  • Provide representation to individuals in other proceedings, such as federal courts and BIA
  • Monitor detention conditions and access to counsel issues
  • Participate in education and outreach to the immigrant community
  • Maintain program statistics, client databases and files, and provide reports as required
  • Work collaboratively as part of a cohort
  • Mentor a legal fellow
  • Engagement with stakeholders, including legal community, funders, and public officials

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS MINIMUM EDUCATION:

  • Law degree from an accredited law school

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:

  • 3 years minimum legal experience in immigration law, including representation before the immigration court (representation in detention context and criminal law preferred)

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

  • License to practice law in the United States

SKILLS:

  • Personal dedication to furthering immigrant justice and rights;
  • Excellent communication and writing skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail;

COMPUTER PROFICIENCY:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Outlook
  • Ability to utilize case management software

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) proficiency required (written, spoken, and comprehension)