Company: Asian Counseling & Referral Service
Posted on: October 13, 2019
PURPOSE: To provide legal consultation and direct representation to
individuals in removal proceedings at the Northwest Detention
Center, and to non-detained individuals at Seattle Immigration
Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Ninth Circuit Court
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Prepares applications for all types of immigration relief,
including drafting, declarations, legal briefs, motions, and
pleadings; gathering evidence; and conducting country conditions
- Provides direct representation to clients in removal
proceedings in Immigration Court, as well as appellate work before
the Board of Immigration Appeals and Ninth Circuit, and affirmative
applications before the Department of Homeland Security.
- Conducts eligibility screenings and legal
- Works closely with agency staff and/or other mental health
providers to ensure that clients receive comprehensive services
addressing their needs beyond legal representation.
- Develops materials to aid clients and pro se respondents as
they endeavor to navigate the complex immigration system.
- Supervises and mentors pro-bono attorneys and dedicated program
staff, including paralegal/intern/AmeriCorps staff
- Provides legal support to ACRS' Citizenship team, including
DOJ-accredited representatives and other dedicated program staff
through regular meetings, consultation, case assistance, and
- Conducts outreach related to immigration issues faced by
members of the low-income immigrant communities that ACRS serves,
including coordinating ad-hoc legal clinics, participating in the
Legal Orientation Program (LOP), and conducting know-your-rights
- Serves as ACRS' representative within the Seattle-King County
Expanded Legal Defense Network, a role which includes participation
in quarterly meetings, regular phone calls, and corresponding
program development efforts.
- Performs administrative tasks related to grant reporting and
- Maintains a working knowledge of significant policies, laws and
trends in immigration law, particularly as they impact low-income
immigrants and those impacted by the criminal justice system.
--- Juris Doctorate degree with membership in good standing in the
bar of any state and/or the District of Columbia.
--- Minimum of three to five years' experience practicing
immigration law, with a strong preference for three or more years
of experience in removal defense work, including detained and
non-detained cases, criminal/immigration, bond hearings, etc.
--- Experience working with people from diverse backgrounds,
including low-income populations, people who are marginally housed,
immigrants, LGBTQ individuals, people of color and/or persons with
--- Sensitivity working with refugees and other survivors of
--- Must have valid driver's license as position will require some
--- Fluency in an Asian language preferred
This position is eligible for Benefits! Including medical, dental,
Keywords: Asian Counseling & Referral Service, Seattle , Immigration Attorney, Legal , Seattle, Washington
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