Staff Attorney - ProBAR

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Legal



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Staff Attorney - ProBAR

TX ProBAR, 202 South First Street, Harlingen, Texas, United States of AmericaReq #395
During this current situation with COVID-19, the ABA will continue to accept and process applications for job opportunities. We will conduct our recruitment process via alternative means (virtual interviews) for the time being.

The ABA recruits employees seeking opportunities for challenging and substantive work defending liberty and pursuing justice in the U.S. and around the world. The ABA offers competitive employment benefits which include medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401(k), commuter benefits, and more.

Accountable for facilitating pro bono representation of detained unaccompanied child respondents in immigration removal proceedings, including by providing direct representation as required or permitted by current funding contract(s).

Principal Duties/Job Responsibilities

  • Provides direct representation to detained or locally released immigrants as required or permitted by current funding contract(s).
  • Reviews legal screenings conducted by shelter services departments and reviews and assigns follow-up services, including additional interviewing, referrals to other legal services providers and advocates, or in- house representation.
  • Regularly appears in immigration court to represent clients in removal proceedings and to act as Friend of Court for other detained youth as appropriate.
  • Assists with tracking and developing legal training needs for legal and shelter services department staff.
  • Accesses, processes, and ensures the confidentiality and control of client information.
  • Monitors case activities and maintains the data integrity of case management systems.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

  • Basic Qualifications/Interests

  • Possession of a Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA-accredited law school.
  • Licensed to practice law in a U.S. state or territory or Accreditation, as required in order to appear as representative before immigration court.
  • Fluency in English and Spanish in written and spoken forms.

  • Preferred Qualifications/Interests

  • Licensed to practice law and member in good standing of State Bar of Texas. Prior volunteer, community, or work experience regarding immigration or detention. Prior work experience with children, particularly from Central America and including Mayan language-speaking populations. Prior non-profit experience, particularly involving field work or work in remote locations.

  • The American Bar Association is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with the American Bar Association please call 312-988-5188.

    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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