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Bilingual Staff Attorney

Company: Canal Alliance
Location: San Rafael
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

About the OrganizationCanal Alliance exists to break the generational cycle of poverty for Latino immigrants and their families by lifting barriers to their success.Canal Alliance is a nonprofit champion of immigrants who are challenged by a lack of resources and an unfamiliar environment. Every day, we educate, empower, support, and partner with motivated immigrants to best meet all their unique needs-from putting food on the table, to becoming American citizens, to learning English, to graduating from college.Canal Alliance strives for a trauma-informed collaborative and inclusive culture. We invest in high quality services, professional development and work-life balance.Position SummaryThe staff attorney will represent ILS clients in a variety of humanitarian immigration matters with an emphasis on representation of unaccompanied children in removal proceedings.The staff attorney will work in a collaborative and trauma informed environment delivering high quality service. This is a full-time, exempt position with a hybrid work model-some remote and some in-office work-. Must be available to attend hearings in San Francisco as needed. The staff attorney reports to the Supervising Attorney.Essential Functions - Conduct client intake/consultations and evaluate eligibility for immigration benefits - Represent individuals before the Executive Office of Immigration Review (non-detained children) and before USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) in a variety of humanitarian applications - Comply with ILS policies, procedures, and best practices including entering data into our case management software (LawLogix), collecting fees, executing contracts with clients, and filing applications in a timely manner - Compile client data for reporting requirements - Participate in regular peer review meetings, attend immigration legal trainings and behavioral health trainings as needed - Participate in other team and agency meetingsCompensationThis is a full-time, exempt position. We offer a competitive salary with a benefits package that includes:3 weeks paid vacation 12 days of sick leave4 Wellness Days per year (one per quarter)16 paid holidays100% paid employee medical & dental insurance, LTD, and EAP403(b) retirement planFSATelehealth for physical and mental healthProfessional Development / Continuing Education benefitRequired Qualifications - J.D. and a member in good standing of any state bar - Bilingual English and Spanish fluency - Able to sit for an extended period of time and sufficient mobility to work in standard office/courtroom settings - Canal Alliance requires all staff be COVID vaccinated with the exception of those who have medical or religious beliefs exemptionsPreferred Qualifications - Prior experience in immigration law - Excellent attention to detail, organizational, communication, writing and analytical skills - Ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment and excel in working individually/remotely as well as in a team setting - Commitment to serving immigrants and sensitivity to the needs of low-income, vulnerable clients - Experience working with LawLogix or other legal case management software and knowledge in basic PC applications

Keywords: Canal Alliance, San Rafael , Bilingual Staff Attorney, Legal , San Rafael, California

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