Bilingual U Visas Pro Bono Program Attorney - English and Spanish


At Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, your knowledge and service in areas such as immigrants and refugees, mental health, social work, employment and adult education, legal and financial services, health care, food assistance, shelter and housing, developmental disabilities and prison outreach can make a profound difference in the lives of many. Through more than 50 programs across the district and five surrounding counties, Catholic Charities is opening doors to help and hope. At CCADW, we continue to build an inclusive culture that celebrates a diverse workforce. We offer so much more than just a job. We offer careers. We take pride in our “promote from within” culture. We offer professional development, a comprehensive benefits package, a hybrid work model with both remote and in-office work, and a passion for building and motivating world class, high performing teams. Explore your career opportunity with Catholic Charities. Join us in Inspiring Hope and Building Futures.

The Attorney assists the Pro Bono Senior Managing Attorney in referring immigration cases for pro bono representation, and recruits, trains, and mentors pro bono attorneys. The Attorney provides legal advice and representation in accord with the best practice of the profession. The position supervises assigned interns and volunteers.

Essential Duties

  • Provide direct representation in immigration legal matters and pro bono mentorship, with a specific focus on U visas for victims of crimes. Screen cases for immigration relief.
  • Refer U visa cases to pro bono attorneys for legal representation.
  • Reach out to attorneys to request representation and then follow up to place cases, obtain signed forms and confirm client contacts. Interview individuals seeking legal assistance and advise the client as to possible options through proper interpretation of current laws; Provide ongoing legal representation to the client in front of USCIS, immigration court and the BIA commencing with the initial intake interview, drafting of documents, correspondence, and client applications/petitions and or motions.
  • Supervise, recruit and train volunteer and pro bono attorneys to represent pro bono clients; Plan, manage, and facilitate trainings on U visas and related topics.
  • Mentor volunteer and pro bono attorneys on immigration and other relevant areas of the law and manage cases/clients to ensure successful outcomes.
  • Engage in outreach with law firms and bar organizations and serve as a liaison between the program and community/government partners.
  • Conduct outreach activities in the community with respect to legal issues.
  • Assist the Pro Bono Senior Managing Attorney in managing Immigration Legal Services’ partnerships with the Family Justice Centers in Prince George’s County and Montgomery County.
  • Maintain and update the program’s virtual library with sample pleadings and other materials.
  • Track case victories.
  • Assist the Pro Bono Senior Managing Attorney with the proper supervision of assigned interns/volunteers.
  • Ensure the timely submission of all external and internal program reports.
  • Complete Continuing Legal Education, in addition to any and all licensing requirements for the Jurisdiction where the attorney is licensed to practice.
  • Assist in fundraising efforts.
  • Perform other job- related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • Law Degree (J.D.).
  • Admission to the practice of law in any state and/or Washington, DC (Maryland Bar Preferred).
  • 1 year experience in immigration law (experience working on asylum, U visa, VAWA, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, and Removal cases strongly preferred

Skills and Competencies

  • Bi-lingual (English and Spanish).
  • Written and verbal communication skills.
  • Public speaking skills in English and Spanish.
  • Skill in the use of computers, preferably in a PC, Windows-based operating environment and experience with spreadsheets and familiarity with online databases.


  • $75,500 to $81, 806


  • Medical, prescriptions, dental and vision insurance
  • Retirement savings plan with company match
  • Company-paid and supplemental life insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Paid vacation, sick and personal leave
  • 11 paid holidays Professional development and training
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Employee referral bonus program
  • Flexible work arrangements

*New staff are required to pass background checks including the Department of Justice’s National Crime Information Center check prior to beginning in the program.

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Employment Type

Affiliate Agency

Employment Level



Full Time




Bilingual U Visas Pro Bono Program Attorney - English and Spanish


Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington

Job Location

Washington, DC
United States