Supervising Attorney with Immigration Experience

Trustpoint.One
Published
November 23, 2021
Location
Harlingen, Texas
Category
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Description

Trustpoint One is pleased to partner with a Non-Profit in Harlingen, Texas with its search for a Supervising Immigration Attorney.  The attorney will be accountable for hiring, training, and overseeing the work of Senior Attorneys, Staff Attorneys and Accredited Representatives, Paralegals, and Legal Assistants. Additionally, the Attorney will ensure compliance with current

Job Responsibilities:

- Seeks and develops opportunities for training on relevant issue areas to further work of legal staff.

- Seeks and develops team building and other staff retention measures. Provides coaching, counseling, leadership, performance feedback, and, where appropriate, applies discipline to and through subordinates.

- Routinely reports to Legal Director and other senior leaders regarding issues related to the provision of legal services to detained immigrant adults and/or unaccompanied children. Develops strategies to address challenges.

- Maintains and develops materials and documents for support of the legal staff.

- Has proven experience conducting virtual meetings, training, and observations on software such as Zoom, Teams, etc.

- Performs other related duties as required.

Required Education, Qualifications, Experience

- Possession of a Juris Doctorate or LLM from an ABA-accredited law school and at least two or more years of experience in representing clients in immigration matters.  Experience in removal defense matters is a plus.

- Licensed to practice law in a U.S. state or territory, and currently in good standing. Texas licensure preferred.

- Fluent in English and Spanish in written and spoken forms.

- Intermediate proficiency with Adobe and Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, OneDrive, Teams).

- Must be able to pick up on client verbal and non-verbal cues.

- Must have reliable transportation to travel between office and off-site work locations.

- Must have reliable internet and phone connection.

- This position requires the ability to obtain clearance to enter detention facilities.
- Prior work experience with Central America populations and including Mayan language- speaking populations is preferred.

- Prior non-profit experience, particularly involving immigration detention is preferred.

Interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a resume for immediate consideration.

 

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