TLS Staff Attorney

Summary Description:

The Staff Attorney has responsibility for conducting trainings (both in-person and online), providing technical support and writing/updating articles and other legal resource materials. The attorney must analyze and apply immigration law principles to complex questions and fact scenarios.

TLS Staff Attorney-located anywhere in the United States

Primary Responsibilities:

Technical Assistance

  • Provide accurate and comprehensive legal advice to affiliates through the Ask the Expert portal
  • Maintain a broad knowledge and understanding of U.S. immigration law and be informed about changes in immigration regulations and policies
  • Exercise independent legal judgment

Training

  • Assist in preparing trainings on substantive immigration law topics
  • Conduct in-person trainings and webinars
  • As assigned, accept opportunities to speak at conferences on immigration law issues

Writing

  • As assigned, write articles and assist in updating CLINIC’s legal reference materials
  • Assist CLINIC’s Advocacy section on select issues including analyzing and drafting comments to proposed regulations, changes in policy guidance and revisions to immigration forms

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Juris Doctor Degree
  • Three years of immigration law practice
  • Preference given to applicants with experience in asylum, relief from removal and/or immigration consequences of criminal conduct
  • Member in good standing of the Bar of the highest court in any State or the District of Columbia
  • Strong legal analytical skills
  • Ability to travel on occasion for trainings and conferences
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Other

  • Demonstrate knowledge of and support agency mission, vision, value statements, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior
  • Willing to understand, respect and contribute to CLINIC’s vision, values, and beliefs
  • Fulfill CLINIC’s expectations that all staff:
    • Serve with integrity
    • Develop innovative solutions
    • Promote learning – for themselves, for their colleagues, and for our network
    • Cultivate constructive relationships
    • Model stewardship

Work Environment:

  • This position may require extended periods of standing and sitting
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the key components and primary responsibilities

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Closing Date

Employment Type

CLINIC

Employment Level

Job

Position

TLS Staff Attorney

Organization

The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.

Job Location

Anywhere, MD
United States