Immigration Staff Attorney

Job Title: Immigration Staff Attorney

Department: Immigration Services

Reports To: Managing Attorney for Immigration Services

Job Status: Full Time (40 hrs.), Exempt


Memorial Assistance Ministries (MAM) is looking for a passionate attorney who is ready to serve our low-income individuals and families seeking work authorization, legal permanent residency, and citizenship. We help people who come from all social classes while treating them with dignity and respect. In fulfillment of MAMs mission and goals, the attorney helps individuals and families move up on the Stability Pathway by helping them gain permission to work and live in the United States allowing them to become self-sufficient. We do this by providing consultations and direct representation on a variety of immigration matters. We provide in house trainings, paid CLE trainings and membership with American Immigration Legal Association (AILA).


MAM has outstanding benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance, long-term disability, life insurance, paid time off, and retirement paid by our Association upon meeting eligibility requirements. This position may work remotely up to two days a week with supervisor's approval provided it is in an environment which is professional and confidential for a virtual meeting.


Duties/Responsibilities:

·Provide legal screenings, consultations, advice, and counseling to potential clients regarding immigration matters

·Direct representation includes preparing and filing applications before USCIS, the Department of State, and the Board of Immigration Appeals; monitoring pending cases for adjudication; responding to request for evidence, and attending USCIS interviews when needed

·Coordinator and presenter for MAM outreaches in the community including participation in HILSC (coalition) activities.

·Manage a significant caseload, deadlines, and other tasks simultaneously

·Reviews current case law, memorandums, and regulatory changes, consults with clients and staff about such changes

·Consistently follows all record keeping policies, procedures, and standards to ensure that all client information is protected from unauthorized or unintended release

·Practice open and constructive communication with co-workers, supervisors, and clients, and contribute ideas or suggestions to help better the program

·Collaborate with other agencies, stakeholders, and service providers to procure client services and network with like-minded organizations

·Perform all duties as assigned by Managing Attorney


Qualifications:

·Attorney must have a J.D. from an ABA certified law school and be licensed to practice in at least one state in the United States or are awaiting results.

·Experience in immigration law is preferred, but not required. Law school experience will be considered

·Fluency in Spanish and English is required.

·Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal ·Demonstrate the ability to work with people from all levels of society and treat them with dignity and respect, to listen empathetically and provide options for relief. Provide your own reliable transportation with proof of valid driver’s license and Texas minimum requirements of auto insurance.

·Committed to practicing and supporting wellbeing and a work-home life balance.

·Commitment to the MAM mission*


MAM provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


We follow CDC recommendations for masking and safe distancing. Employees who meet with clients or other employees have the availability of workstations and conference rooms that have plastic shields.


To Apply: Please complete our online job application, include a resume, and cover letter.


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