The Staff Attorney will conduct outreach in the Harvard community, engage in screening and consultations with community members, and file immigration petitions, including applications for renewal of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Temporary Protected Status, asylum, Uvisas, VAWA, cancellation of removal, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, diversity and H1B visas, as well as adjustment of status.
The Staff Attorney will also represent members of the Harvard community in bond hearings and removal defense, as needed.
The Staff Attorney will work closely with pro bono attorneys, who will assist in providing representation, as well as with the HIRC paralegal assigned to work on this project, the HIRC social worker and the HIRC administrative assistant.
The Staff Attorney will develop and update Know-Your-Rights materials and answers to Frequently-Asked-Questions to address changes in policy and law, as needed.
This is a term position expected to extend two years from start date, contingent upon funding and departmental needs.
All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.
Salary Grade: 058
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
JD, admission to the bar, and 5 or more of experience.
Fluency in a 2nd language preferred.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 51676BR
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