Organization: Catholic Charities of the Archdioces of Galveston-Houston Mission: www.catholiccharities.org
Job Title: Bilingual Staff Attorney (Family Visa Program) Salary: TBD
Location: Main Office Posted on:
Expires:
08/06/2017
10/31/2017
Contact: Lidija Zapata Email: hrrecruiting@catholiccharities.org
   
Description: The St. Frances Cabrini Center for Immigrant Legal Assistance at Catholic Charities seeks a Bilingual Staff Attorney for its Family Visa Program. DESCRIPTION: We are looking for an energetic attorney who is committed to advancing justice for immigrants and in particular low-income refugees, asylees and immigrants. The individual that fills this position will be responsible for: · Providing legal assistance to refugees and immigrants seeking employment authorization, family reunification, adjustment of status, and citizenship, · Providing legal assistance to individuals seeking asylum, deferred action and other immigration relief, · Supporting senior attorneys on complicated legal matters, · Supervising caseworkers in the provision of legal assistance to the clients, · Coordinating referral internally across units or externally with other legal services providers, · Performing client intake interviews and follow-up · Conducting community outreach and education on issues affecting immigrants and refugees, · Managing a robust caseload in a fast-paced environment, · Providing regular reports on cases, issue trends and statistics for grant reporting purposes, and · Providing technical assistance to pro bono attorneys.
Skills: REQUIREMENTS: · J.D. from an accredited law school; · Licensed to practice law in Texas and is in good standing, or be eligible to take the next available Texas Bar or be able to be admitted as an out-of-state attorney; · Proficiency in English and Spanish (speak, write, read) is required; · Immigration Law experience required; · Experience working with low-income immigrant community preferred, and · Must have reliable transportation, valid Texas Driver’s License and evidence of insurability Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available here: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to hrrecruiting@catholiccharities.org or call 713-526-4611 ext. 6597 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.
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