The attorney will lead Legal Orientation Program (LOP) visits to detention centers in the DMV screening applicants for relief. 

  • Conducts Know Your Rights Presentations and Intakes in Spanish and English
  • Conducts workshops for pro se applicants on different forms of relief from removal such as asylum, withholding of removal, protection under the Convention Against Torture, bond/voluntary departure and cancellation of removal;
  • Oversees legal assistants, interns, and volunteers while on jail visits to ensure all jail visit components and goals are met;
  • Participates in monthly LOP conference calls and bi-annual stakeholder meetings with ICE and detention facility personnel to address issues regarding legal access to and representation of detained adults.
  • Assists legal staff to ensure follow-up messages and case updates are completed for all detained immigrants prior to each jail visit including those we are assisting pro se;
  • Use shared databases effectively and communicate with team in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Important:  Currently, each staff attorney leads two to three jail visits a month at facilities located between 1 hour to 3 hours outside of Washington D.C. At least once a month, the staff attorney stays overnight at one of our larger facilities. 
  • Mentoring pro bono cases;
  • Represent detained merits and bond cases. 

 

Qualifications

  1. Juris Doctorate degree required;
  2. A valid driver’s license;
  3. Proficiency in Spanish is preferred, but applications for non-Spanish speakers will be considered;
  4. Experience working with detained immigrants or other incarcerated populations;
  5. Experience and/or interest working with individuals with mental disabilities preferred, our organization will also provide training on working with this population;
  6. Strong litigation experience and/or oral advocacy skills;
  7. Strong legal research and writing skills;
  8. Demonstrated ability and/or willingness to zealously pursue new and untested legal theories; and
  9. Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work under pressure.

Please send resume and cover letter to HR@caircoalition.org with the title “LOP Attorney.”

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