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US - Immigration Staff Attorney

Company: Cwslancaster
Location: Walnut Creek
Posted on: May 22, 2023

Job Description:

If you are unable to complete this application due to a disability, contact this employer to ask for an accommodation or an alternative application process. US - Immigration Staff Attorney Full Time Professional Walnut Creek, CA, US 4 days ago Requisition ID: 1871 Position Title: - Immigration Staff Attorney Reports To: - Office Director Job Location: - Walnut Creek, CA Grade Level: - 8 CWS National Salary Range: $74,000 - $82,000 CWS California -Salary Range: $85,100 - $94,300 FLSA Status: - Exempt Church World Service (CWS) is a faith-based organization transforming communities around the world through just and sustainable responses to hunger, poverty, displacement, and disaster. CWS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation or identity, religion, age, disability, or veteran status in employment or in the provision of services.
Primary Purpose

CWS's staff attorney will provide legal consultations and legal representation to Ukrainians and other immigrant clients in accordance with the terms of CWS contracts with the funding sources. Services include working with - Ukrainians on affirmative applications, such as applications for Temporary Protected Status, asylum, and family-based adjustment of status. - The position is also responsible for case file reviews, court representation, and related service provision. The position will be based out of our Walnut Creek, CA office and is hybrid-flexible.
Essential Duties

  • Conduct intake interviews with clients; prepare clients for court appearances and/or USCIS interviews.
  • Ensure adequate representation for CWS clients at USCIS and EOIR, including but not limited to: Immigration Interviews, Temporary Protected Status and Asylum Hearings, family based petitions, adjustment of status, and removal defense; Master/Individual Calendar Hearings; and submission of briefs to the Board of Immigration Appeals. -
  • Negotiate with USCIS officers and Supervisors at local District Office or Service Centers to rectify problems faced by clients.
  • Draft supplemental statements, rebuttals to Notices of Intent to Deny and Requests for Evidence; prepare and file immigration applications and motions; prepare other ancillary immigration papers, including Freedom of Information Act requests.
  • Properly manage client appointments and professional duties to ensure thorough and professional representation of client interests.
  • Conduct weekly file review to ensure that all case files are maintained appropriately as pertains to professional service delivery.
  • Assist with creating and overseeing legal orientations, Know Your Rights presentations, and Pro Se clinics.
  • Supervise support staff personnel to ensure successful achievement of daily activities as they pertain to Staff Attorney duties. Ensure adequate review of immigration forms completed by the legal staff.
  • Represent CWS/IRP at community-based organization meetings, and various Task Force meetings, related to immigration issues.
  • Respond to requests for information posed by Staff and other legal service providers, as appropriate.
  • Conduct legal research to support filed immigration applications.
  • Provide legal and programmatic information for the development of grant applications and new programs on behalf of IRP legal and immigration services.
  • Promote the CWS legal program through various media including newspaper, radio and television. Coordinate and plan outreach activities to achieve program goals
  • Perform other related duties and special projects, as requested. Qualifications: Education
    -Law degree from an ABA-accredited institution, with specialization in Immigration law. Admission to CA state bar required. -
    • Experience with immigration representation and other areas of Immigration Law, including asylum representation.
    • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally in an adjudicatory setting and in writing.
    • Abilities in legal research, writing, and analysis.
    • Strong time management and organizational skills with a demonstrated ability for meeting deadlines.
    • Ability to work cooperatively with other staff in a fast-paced work environment. - Other Requirements
      • Background check required. CWS offers a competitive benefits package that includes: --- Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance --- Life Insurance and AD&D --- Long Term and Short Term Disability CWS' U.S. COVID-19 Vaccination Policy requires all new staff to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination as soon as reasonable, no longer than 60 days of employment. Any employee who is pregnant, who is nursing, who has a disability, or who has a medical condition that prevents them from safe vaccination, or who rejects vaccination because of sincerely held religious beliefs, may contact the CWS Benefits Administrator to request reasonable accommodation as defined by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Keywords: Cwslancaster, Walnut Creek , US - Immigration Staff Attorney, Legal , Walnut Creek, California

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