The Staff Attorney will work with the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program (HIRC) to conduct outreach in the Harvard community, engage in screening and consultations with community members, and represent members of the Harvard community in their applications for immigration protection. In addition, the Staff Attorney will develop and update Know-Your-Rights materials and answers to Frequently-Asked-Questions for community members to address potential changes to immigration law and policy. The Staff Attorney will also represent members of the Harvard community in bond hearings and removal defense, as needed.
The Staff Attorney will work closely with pro bono attorneys, who will assist in providing representation, as well as with the HIRC paralegal assigned to work on this project and the HIRC social worker.
The position is for a term of one-year, with the possibility of renewal as needed.
Basic Qualifications JD, admission to the MA bar, and 3-5 years of experience in related immigration practice and removal defense required.
Candidates with more than 5 years of experience may be considered for a grade 58 hire.
The Staff Attorney must have experience conducting intake and Know-Your-Rights presentations, representing clients in bond hearings and removal defense, and preparing and filing applications for renewal of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Temporary Protected Status, asylum, U-visas, VAWA, cancellation of removal, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, and adjustment of status, among other forms of immigration protection.
Additional Qualifications Prior experience working in an interdisciplinary team, supervising a paralegal, developing a work plan and system to launch a new initiative preferred, and/or Spanish or other language fluency preferred.
Additional Information This is a term appointment currently expected to extend to January 2018, subject to funding and departmental need.
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