Immigration Attorney

$95,000 - $110,000 yearly
  • Latinos En Spokane
  • Spokane, WA, USA
  • Mar 09, 2024
Full time Immigration Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

Position Summary:
The Staff Immigration Attorney will play a vital role in developing a legal center for Latinos En
Spokane, providing low-cost to free legal, criminal, and immigration services. This position
involves representing low-income, primarily Spanish-speaking immigrants, including children,
families, and adults, before USCIS offices in Seattle, Spokane, or Yakima, Washington. The
focus areas include asylum seekers, DACA, U-Visa, T-Visa Permanent residents, citizenship,
removal proceedings, and H2A workers.
Responsibilities:
Provide direct representation to individuals in removal proceedings before the Immigration
Court, on appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals or before federal courts, and before the
Department of Homeland Security.
• Handle complex immigration cases, i.e. parol, asylum, removal/deportation, DACA, residency, and
citizenship
Work closely with the Program Supervisor, DOJ accredited reps and Director of Refugee and
Immigrant programs for program success and structure to meet contractual requirements.

Conduct intakes, by phone and in person, and interview clients to gather or clarify information.
Analyze cases to determine eligibility for immigration protections/status under immigration laws.
Maintain a working knowledge of significant policies, laws, practices, and trends in immigration
law, especially impacting low-income immigrants and those affected by the criminal justice
system.
Establish, organize, and maintain up-to-date files, supervising legal assistants and/or interns.
Perform community-based know your rights sessions, and legal orientation presentations.
Remains current on immigration law, policies and procedures. Remains current on
implications of criminal and civil law as it applies to the representation of immigrants and
refugees.
Develops and maintains professional relationships with the U.S. Citizenship &
Immigration Services (USCIS), government and social service organizations and
community organizations. Interprets immigration and department policies and programs
to the public, including public speaking.
Advocate for immigrant rights.
Qualifications:
Law degree (JD or LLM) from an ABA-accredited U.S. institution and admission to any state bar.
1-3 years of experience providing direct representation in immigration court and/or before
USCIS.
Excellent legal research, writing, analytical, and organizational skills.
Bilingual in English and Spanish or other languages preferred.
Deep commitment to immigrant rights and working with immigrants in need of humanitarian
assistance.
Trauma-informed and sensitive listening and communication skills.
Adaptable and flexible self-starter with the ability to work independently and collaborate with
others.
Ability to work occasional flexible hours, including nights and weekends.
Valid driver’s license required for travel to immigration courts and USCIS offices.

Working Environment:
Standard office environment with the option for hybrid/remote work.
Regular travel for community outreach and legal assistance events.
Evening and weekend work hours may be required.
Training Opportunity:
The CWISP funder provides funding for one out-of-state conference each year, generally held in
Washington D.C.