Hiring Range: $43,800-$47,400
To give appropriate legal orientation presentations to immigration children at risk of deportation, complete detainee intakes following presentations and prepare and conduct pro se workshops and individual orientations to assist these children. Recruits, trains, and mentors pro bono attorneys, and directly represents children in their cases before the immigration court and/or review boards.
Doctoral Degree (JD, PhD)
The childrens immigration project attorney should have experience working with immigrants as well as a fundamental knowledge of immigration law and immigration court procedures. Must exhibit strong writing skills, excellent communication skills and client interviewing abilities as well as the ability to work under pressure. Must be fluent in Spanish, must have a law degree, and have been admitted to a bar or have taken a bar examination and be waiting for the results by the start date of employment. Must have a law degree, and have been admitted to a bar or have taken a bar examination and be waiting for the results by the start date of employment.
Paralegal – Children’s Project
Commission on Immigration
Hiring range: $33,200 – $36,500
To provide paralegal support for the ABAs Immigration Projects and Attorneys in preparing for and conducting Presentations at courts and detention center, completing detainee intakes following presentations, conducting pro se workshops and individuals orientations, and coordinating referrals of cases to pro bono attorneys. The paralegal will also be responsible for data entry and compilation of data for the funder.
Bachelors Degree from four-year College or University.
The Immigration Projects Paralegal should have a college degree and relevant experience in immigration issues as well as client interviewing and cross-cultural communication skills. Must exhibit excellent organization and interpersonal skills as well as computer fluency and experience working with a database. Strong writing skills in both English and Spanish and fluency in Spanish are preferred. Some knowledge of immigration laws is preferred. College degree or appropriate paralegal certification.
The American Bar Association is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
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