Job Title: Immigration Attorney
Program: Immigration and Citizenship Legal Services
Reports to: Managing Attorney
The Immigration Attorney is a highly motivated attorney with experience and expertise in immigration and nationality law, and excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. He or she offers legal consultation to clients on immigration and citizenship concerns and will manage existing cases, as well as new cases.
- J.D. or LL.M. degree with admission to the bar of any state;
- Minimum of two years of experience handling immigration and/or citizenship cases;
- Fluency in Spanish, French, Portuguese or Haitian Creole preferred.
- Provide immigration and citizenship advice, assistance, and representation to IIIC clients and potential clients within the guidelines established for the Immigration Legal Services department.
- Zealously advocate on behalf of clients and provide high-quality legal services to all clients.
- Follow department protocols for cases and consultations.
- Oversee and participate in the IIIC’s community clinics in Brighton, Dorchester and South Boston.
- Participate in IIIC legal clinics at the IIIC office.
- Consult with managing attorney and other colleagues on legal and case issues.
- Maintain accurate, up-to-date files, statistics, and records on clients and cases.
- Maintain professional and ethical standards in all legal activities, including interactions with clients, record keeping, and legal filings.
- Provide case examples, statistical and other data for use in advocacy and fundraising activities.
- Help clients access other IIIC services as necessary.
- Participate in departmental and agency-wide meetings, planning activities, trainings, events, etc. as appropriate.
- Support the IIIC mission and the efforts of other IIIC programs.
- Provide reports as required by the Managing Attorney.
- Perform other tasks as required by the Managing Attorney and Executive Director.
Reports to: Managing Attorney
Status: Full-time, 40 hours per week.
About The Irish International Immigrant Center:
The Irish International Immigrant Center was established in 1989 by a group of Irish immigrants to meet the needs of a large Irish immigrant population in Massachusetts and surrounding areas. Over the years, the IIIC developed into a multi-service center and safe place for all immigrants to turn to for advice and support on legal, employment, housing and substance abuse issues. IIIC also runs cross-community, cross-border programs funded by International Fund for Ireland through our partners in Northern Ireland for young unemployed adults. The IIIC is recognized for its work in promoting civic engagement and bridging cultural and other divides. We work toward partnership and solidarity, building an integrated society in which all people are treated with respect and dignity and enjoy equal opportunities and protections. The IIIC strongly maintains its Irish roots and commitment to Irish immigrants and programs.
For more information on the Irish International Immigrant Center please see www.iiicenter.org.
How to Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com with “Immigration Attorney” in the subject line.
Application Deadline: Rolling (we will interview applicants as we receive resumes until the position is filled).
The Irish International Immigrant Center is committed to a policy of providing equal employment opportunities for all and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic or national origin, creed or religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, veteran status, or physical or mental disability. We encourage applications from all those interested and qualified.