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Child & Family Managing Attorney

Immigrant Legal Center Omaha, NE
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POSITION TITLE:      Child & Family Managing Attorney

REPORTS TO:           Senior Managing Attorney

WORKSITE:              Omaha, Nebraska

ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION: The Immigrant Legal Center (ILC) welcomes immigrants into our communities by providing high-quality legal services, education, and advocacy.  ILC is an affiliate of the national Justice For Our Neighbors network.  ILC is an equal opportunity employer. ILC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic background, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: ILC seeks to hire a Managing Attorney to oversee our Child & Family and Immigrant Survivor programs.  These programs provide direct immigration legal services to vulnerable children and to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and other violent crime.  The Managing Attorney will supervise staff attorneys and DOJ-accredited representatives handling diverse caseloads, including removal work; affirmative and defensive asylum claims; U-Visa, T-Visa, and VAWA; and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and related family law matters.  The Managing Attorney will direct ILC’s child representation project and collaborations with partner organizations, and steer community outreach and education initiatives relevant to immigrant children and survivors.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide direct representation in complex cases before the Omaha Immigration Court, Board of Immigration Appeals, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Iowa/Nebraska courts, and federal courts; guide and support staff attorneys and DOJ representatives in working their assigned caseloads.
  • Oversee existing projects and partnerships, including ILC’s unaccompanied child representation project (“Attorney of the Day”) and community partnerships serving immigrant children and their caregivers, and immigrant seniors.
  • Steer outreach and education initiatives to advance and defend the rights of immigrant children, families, and survivors in the Omaha Metro area.
  • Compile and analyze programmatic statistical information for program reports. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have a J.D. and be admitted or be willing to be admitted to practice law in Nebraska.
  • Spanish language proficiency is strongly preferred.
  • Strong commitment to public interest legal services.  Immigration and/or family law experience is strongly preferred.
  • Ability to think critically, work independently, prioritize, take initiative, handle multiple assignments, and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills required.
  • Ability to work sensitively with clients having diverse personalities, lifestyles, cultures, and faiths.

APPLICATION:

  • Salary range: $60,000-$65,000 based upon experience
  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance and 403(b) retirement plan
  • Include in application: resume, cover letter, references, and writing sample
  • Submit application to Anna Deal at anna@immigrantlc.org
  • Position will remain open until filled

Visit our website at https://www.immigrantlc.org/careers/ for updates on our job openings.

Job Details

Date Posted February 12, 2019
Date Closes March 14, 2019
Address 4223 Center Street
Located In Omaha, NE
Job Type Full-time Employee
Experience Level Intermediate (3-7 yrs. experience)
SOC Category 23-1011.00 Lawyers
Zipcode 68105
Name Anna Deal
Address 4223 Center Street
City, State and Zip Omaha
Phone 402-898-1349
FAX 402-502-4604

This job requires the following skills

  • Bilingual
  • Legal - Advocacy
  • Legal - Assistance
  • Public Interest Law

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