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Attorney Pro Bono Coordinating

Employer
Catholic Charities Diocese of Arlington
Location
Alexandria, Virginia
Salary
Full-time (Exempt Status) Range: $76k - $80k
Closing date
Jul 3, 2022

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Focus Areas
Human Services
Job Function
Legal
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
JD
Experience Level
Professional
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Attorney Pro Bono Coordinating
Job Status: Full-time (Exempt Status)
Job location: Alexandria, VA Hogar Legal
Salary Range: $76k - $80k


The Pro Bono Coordinating Attorney develops and oversees Hogar’s pro bono legal services, leveraging the interest and skills of volunteer attorneys to provide additional legal representation in family-based and
humanitarian immigration matters such as asylum cases, U or T visas, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, removal defense, naturalization, and others. This includes recruiting pro bono attorney volunteers,assigning appropriate cases to pro bono attorneys, and providing guidance and mentorship to pro bono attorneys throughout the duration of each case.

Additionally, the Pro Bono Coordinating Attorney will:
• Conduct outreach and recruit potential pro bono attorney volunteers
• Design and present training materials for pro bono attorneys with varying levels of prior experience in family-based and
humanitarian immigration law


• Develop and maintain up-to-date sample filings and other materials,
• Maintain pro bono client files.
• Provide technical assistance and mentorship to pro bono attorneys throughout the duration of each case.
• Conduct client consultations, identify cases appropriate for pro bono representation, and maintain a small caseload of clients for direct representation.
• Participate as needed in agency and program-wide data collection, fundraising, training, and strategic planning.
• Coordinate with Hogar’s Naturalization Manager to staff and train pro bono attorney volunteers for naturalization workshops as needed.
• Participate on a regular basis in day-long weekend naturalization workshops.
• Provide referrals to clients for non-legal services as needed.

Prerequisites for the Position:
 Juris Doctor degree and admission to the bar of any state; Virginia bar admission strongly preferred.
• Minimum of two years of experience practicing family-based and/or humanitarian immigration.
law; experience with removal defense preferred.
• Familiarity with private law firm and corporate pro bono culture.

• Proficiency in Spanish and English (writing and speaking) required.
• Ability to both multitask and work independently to manage a substantial workload with deadline pressures.
• Competence in communicating and interacting with others of diverse cultural, geographic, and economic backgrounds in a professional and compassionate manner, including interacting with individuals experiencing substantial levels of emotional, physical, financial, or other hardship.
• Ability to use basic Microsoft Office programs and online case management software.
• Commitment to the mission and goals of Catholic Charities Hogar Immigrant Services - Legal.
 

BENEFITS: Vacation, Sick, 13 Paid Holidays, Medical, Dental, Vision, Pension, Diocesan School Tuition Reimbursement K-12 and mileage reimbursement where applicable, CCDA pays for AILA fees and Bar dues.

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Physical Demands  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus

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