Catholic Charities Atlanta is seeking an attorney to work full time in our Immigration Legal Services program. Candidates must be an active member of the bar of the highest court of any state or territory in the United States, Georgia preferred. Will consider persons who passed the July 2019 bar exam but who are not yet sworn in. Fluency in Spanish is required, as well as prior experience or coursework in immigration law. Must have the ability to work in a fast-paced and collaborative environment.
We seek an attorney to work with our Legal Orientation Program for a period of two years. The attorney fellow will spend three days every other week in Folkston, Georgia providing legal orientation to immigrants detained at Folkston ICE Processing Center. In those weeks, the attorney fellow will spend the night in South Georgia. Monday through Thursday and then return to Atlanta on Thursday evening. While in the office, the attorney fellow will undergo an intensive training in immigration law, leading towards direct representation of a limited number of detainees. We are willing to consider an attorney who will work remotely during the office weeks, based in Florida, Georgia, or elsewhere.
The Legal Orientation Program is a nationwide program funded by the Executive Office for Immigration Review and administered by the Vera Institute of Justice. Through the program, Catholic Charities Atlanta educated detained immigrants about their rights and defenses in removal proceedings, as well as teaching classes to immigrants about how they can work to represent themselves and present their cases in immigration court.
Upon completion of the two year fellowship program, the fellow will be an experienced immigration attorney with market able skills to seek continued employment at Catholic Charities Atlanta or elsewhere in immigration law.
Email a resume, writing sample, and cover letter with “ILS-Staff Attorney” in the subject line to:
Qualified candidates will be selected and contacted for interviews.
Admission to the bar of the highest court of any state or territory of the United States, Georgia preferred
Fluency in Spanish
Prior work experience, internship, or coursework in immigration law
About Catholic Charities Atlanta
Since 1953, Catholic Charities Atlanta (CCA), has been providing help and creating hope for those in need through professional services that eliminate barriers to self-sufficiency, stabilize families and transform lives. We work with individuals and families – without regard to background or religious affiliation – as they strive to achieve an independent and successful life. 95% of our clients are low income and 81% live in poverty.
Our Immigration Legal Services (ILS) Program serves low-income immigrants by offering: assistance with family based applications; asylum based applications; direct court representation in immigration court; Legal Orientation Services for detainees and custodians of unaccompanied children; naturalization services; services for victims of domestic violence, violent crimes, and/or trafficking, and other various services.