This position can be located anywhere in the continental United States
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.
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
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
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
Demonstrate knowledge of and support the organizations mission, vision, value statements, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior
Occasional travel may be required to attend CLINIC’s board of directors meetings, and other special events
Fulfill CLINIC’s expectations that all staff abide by the following Organization Behaviors
Serve with integrity
Develop innovative solutions
Promote learning – for themselves, for their colleagues, and for our network
Cultivate constructive relationships
Maintain a positive attitude
Exhibit leadership skills and initiative
Own your work
Teamwork and cooperation with colleagues
Resolve conflicts effectively and make effective decisions
Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Commitment
CLINIC considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, family responsibilities, religion, age, disability, service in the military, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. CLINIC also provides “reasonable accommodations” to qualified individuals with disabilities, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws. All interested individuals, regardless of background, are encouraged to apply.
We embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in race, color, ancestry, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique.
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: Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and salary requirements to email@example.com or Candidates are encouraged to apply on or before October 1, 2020; however, the position will remain open until filled. No phone calls please. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
This position could be located anywhere in the US as a remote position.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About Catholic Legal Immigration Network
The network includes faith-based institutions, farm worker programs, domestic violence shelters, ethnic community-focused organizations, libraries and other entities that serve immigrants. Agencies in the network employ about 2,300 accredited representatives and attorneys who, in turn, serve hundreds of thousands of low-income immigrants each year. CLINIC and its affiliate agencies represent low-income immigrants without regard for their race, religion, gender, ethnic group or other distinguishing characteristics.
As it has throughout its history, CLINIC continues to react adeptly to rapid changes in the world of immigration law and policy. With a robust response to recent threats to vulnerable populations, CLINIC prepares its members to meet growing demands for legal screening, protection from deportation, adjustments of status and naturalization as citizens.
CLINIC’s staff is based in our national office in Silver Spring, Maryland, with another dozen field offices across the United States. CLINIC’s work focuses on five core areas: advocacy, capacity building, national partnerships, religious immigration services, and training and legal support.
As the largest charitable ...legal immigration network in the nation, CLINIC provides substantive legal and program management training and resources, as well as advocacy support at state, local and national levels. We train nearly 10,000 people each year on immigration-related topics. CLINIC also has a team of immigration attorneys who specialize in religious worker immigration law, assisting Catholic archdioceses, dioceses and religious communities to navigate this complex area of law.