The Attorney provides legal advice and representation in accord with the best practice of the profession. The position assists the Director of Immigration Legal Services with all internal and external reporting and with the supervision of assigned interns/volunteers. The position works collaboratively with social work case managers to ensure clients are referred for holistic services as appropriate.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Interview individuals seeking legal assistance and advise the client as to possible options through proper interpretation of current laws.
- Refer individuals to agency case managers as appropriate and needed for provision of holistic services.
- Provide ongoing legal representation to the client commencing with the initial intake interview, drafting of documents, correspondence and client applications/petitions.
- Conduct outreach activities in the community related to legal issues.
- Assist with the supervision of assigned interns/volunteers.
- Ensure the timely submission of all external and internal program reports.
- Complete Continuing Legal Education, in addition to any and all licensing requirements for the Jurisdiction where the attorney is licensed to practice.
Skills and Competencies
- Bilingual (English and Spanish).
- Verbal and written communication skills.
- Public speaking skills in English and Spanish.
Education and Experience
- Law Degree (J.D.)
- Admission to the practice of law in any state and/or Washington, DC (Maryland Bar Preferred).
- One-year experience in immigration law.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
Silver Spring, MD