Provides legal supervision of staff and pro bono attorneys/BIA accredited representatives and their caseloads on immigration matters.
Provide direct representation on complex cases (U Visa, VAWA) as required.
Develops and maintains training standards and materials for all immigration staff.
Ensures that all immigration practice staff maintain competency in immigration law and procedure.
Develops and recruits pro-bono attorneys.
Monitors changes to immigration law, regulations and policy. Prepare for significant changes in immigration law and their impact on program development and client services.
Works with Managing Attorney and Executive Director to develop Immigration Program policies and procedures to ensure contractual and legal compliance as well as establishing program performance standards.
Assist with development and execution of program’s short and long term fundraising plans.
Ensure compliance with ethical rules and all applicable regulations.
Develops and maintains relationships with partner organizations and coalitions.
Represents HPHLAC at community functions, and at other events as requested.
Develop and conduct KYR presentations and Emergency Toolkit (Action Plan) workshops.
Supervise immigration intake at monthly Open Clinics.
Participate in administrative and legislative advocacy at local and national levels to promote human rights and equal justice.
5 years in an immigration practice preferred.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is competitive.
The Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic provides legal assistance to low-income individuals who live or work in Highland Park or Highwood in the areas of Immigration, Domestic Violence and Housing.