Hogar Immigrant Services (Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington, VA) — Externship Opportunity

November 19, 2013

Prerequisites for the Position:
•       One year of law school;
•       Commitment to the mission and goals of Hogar Immigrant Services/CCDA — www.hogarimmigrantservices.org

•       Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) preferred;
•       Genuine interest in Immigration Law.

Summary of Major Duties and Responsibilities:
•       Assist immigration attorneys and BIA Accredited Representatives with new client consultations;
•       Conduct legal research into various immigration issues, including: family-based cases, U-Visa and VAWA cases, naturalization, and various forms of relief from removal;
•       Engage in client interviewing and counseling and prepare client applications under attorney/BIA Rep supervision for submission to the USCIS and the Immigration Court;
•       Serve as interpreter for clients at interviews with immigration officers at USCIS;
•       Attend hearings at Immigration Court;
•       Participate in monthly citizenship/naturalization workshops;
•       Attend weekly staff meetings;
•       Participate in meetings with immigration legal service community-based organizations;
•       Participate in public education on immigration to area community groups;
•       Other related duties as assigned.

Supervision:  All legal interns will supervised by immigration attorneys, BIA Accredited Representatives, and the Program Director of Hogar Immigrant Services’ legal department.

If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to Program Director Mary Brittingham at mbrittingham@ccda.net

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