DVP Staff Attorney: The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), a nonprofit legal services organization, has an immediate opening for an Attorney for its new Defending Vulnerable Populations project. The attorney will represent Montgomery County, MD residents from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen on immigration-related matters before U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services, the Baltimore Immigration Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the U.S. Court of Appeals. In addition to direct representation, the attorney will undertake the following tasks affecting these communities: analyze new Department of Homeland Security directives, draft practice advisories on legal issues, provide technical assistance to CLINIC affiliates on legal issues, monitor U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services and U.S. State Department adjudication of applications, serve as the BWI point-of-contact for Airport Lawyer and the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP), track Dulles and BWI Customs and Border Protection treatment, identify issues and patterns that warrant the development of impact litigation, conduct outreach in Montgomery County, MD, and develop a report documenting client stories. The attorney will liaise with other CLINIC programs as needed and will report to Defending Vulnerable Populations Project Manager, Michelle Mendez.
- Law Degree (J.D.)
- Admission to practice law in any state and/or the District of Columbia
- 1+ years immigration law practice experience
- Excellent English oral and written communication skills
- Bi-lingual, English/Arabic or English/Farsi (conversational, speaking and writing)
- Willingness to travel frequently to and from Baltimore
- Experience representing clients before U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services, Immigration Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, or the U.S. Courts of Appeals, preferred
This is a regular, full-time position based in CLINIC’s HQ Office in Silver Spring, MD.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance, retirement plan, and generous leave benefits. CLINIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer; women, minorities, immigrants are encouraged to apply.
APPLICATION: Qualified and interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and salary requirements. Submit materials to: CLINIC, Attn: Fanette Jones, 8757 Georgia Avenue, Suite 850, Silver Spring, MD 20910 with “DVP Staff Attorney” in the subject line. No phone calls please. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted directly.