TTA Staff Attorney
The Staff Attorney has responsibility for conducting trainings (both in-person and online), providing technical support and writing/updating articles and other legal resource materials. The attorney must analyze and apply immigration law principles to complex questions and fact scenarios.
Technical Assistance and Training
- Provide accurate and comprehensive legal advice to affiliates through the Ask the Expert portal
- Maintain a broad knowledge and understanding of U.S. immigration law and be informed about changes in immigration regulations and policies
- Exercise independent legal judgment
- Assist in preparing trainings on substantive immigration law topics
- Conduct in-person trainings and webinars
- As assigned, accept opportunities to speak at conferences on immigration law issues
- As assigned, write articles and assist in updating CLINIC’s legal reference materials
- Assist CLINIC’s Advocacy section on select issues including analyzing and drafting comments to proposed regulations, changes in policy guidance and revisions to immigration forms.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Juris Doctor Degree
- Minimum of three (3) years of immigration law practice
- Preference given to applicants with experience in asylum, relief from removal and/or immigration consequences of criminal conduct
- Member in good standing of the Bar of the highest court in any State or the District of Columbia
- Strong legal analytical skills
- Ability to travel on occasion for trainings and conferences
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Demonstrate knowledge of and support the organizations mission, vision, value statements, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior
- Occasional travel may be required to attend CLINIC’s board of directors meetings, and other special events
- Fulfill CLINIC’s expectations that all staff abide by the following Organization Behaviors
- Serve with integrity
- Develop innovative solutions
- Promote learning – for themselves, for their colleagues, and for our network
- Cultivate constructive relationships
- Model stewardship
- Maintain a positive attitude
- Exhibit leadership skills and initiative
- Communicate effectively
- Own your work
- Teamwork and cooperation with colleagues
- Resolve conflicts effectively and make effective decisions
- The work you will do is covered by a collective employment agreement between Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. "CLINIC" and the Nonprofit Professional Employees' Union "NPEU" Local 70. Please contact your local union representative at email@example.com with any union-related questions.
- Anywhere within the continental United States
Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Commitment
CLINIC considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, family responsibilities, religion, age, disability, service in the military, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. CLINIC also provides “reasonable accommodations” to qualified individuals with disabilities, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws. All interested individuals, regardless of background, are encouraged to apply.
We embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in race, color, ancestry, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique.
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Remote/ Anywhere within the US, MD