Tahirih Justice Center – Immigration Attorney Position (temporary)

September 9, 2014

The Falls Church office of the Tahirih Justice Center seeks a Spanish-speaking Immigration Attorney to provide maternity leave coverage on a fulltime, temporary basis beginning in November 2014 and continuing for a minimum of three months, with exact dates to be determined in consultation with the successful applicant. The attorney will represent clients and mentor pro bono attorneys on the full range of Tahirih cases, which includes VAWA self-petitions, T and U nonimmigrant visas, and gender-based asylum claims. The attorney will also be responsible for screening potential clients for eligibility and additional tasks as needed. The ideal candidate will have at least three (3) years of experience practicing immigration law, experience working with survivors of trauma, and a high degree of multi-cultural competency.

Responsibilities of the Immigration Attorney include:

 Represent clients in immigration matters before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Immigration Courts

 Provide case coverage for diverse immigration caseload and assist other immigration attorneys with legal cases as needed

 Mentor and work collaboratively with pro bono attorneys who are cocounseling Tahirih immigration cases

 Screen potential clients for eligibility

 Attend coalition meetings, conduct trainings, and perform additional tasks as needed

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

 A JD and active bar admission

 A minimum of three years’ experience practicing immigration law, preferably seeking remedies available to survivors of gender-based violence

 Fluent or highly proficient in Spanish

 Experience working with female survivors of trauma and those from diverse cultural backgrounds

 Strong written and verbal communication skills

 Ability to multitask and manage stress in a fast-paced environment

 Extremely responsible, self-motivated, and focused

Submissions:

Please email a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and a list of 3 references with “Temporary Immigration Attorney” in the subject line to:

Tahirih Justice Center

Attn: Human Resources

6402 Arlington Blvd, Suite 300

Falls Church, VA 22042

recruiting@tahirih.org

Fax: 571-282-6162

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