Justice For Our Neighbors (North Central Texas): Staff Attorney

Date Posted: 7/18/2022


Justice For Our Neighbors (North Central Texas), Grapevine, TX

Job Description

Justice For Our Neighbors North Central Texas (JFON NCTx) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that extends hospitality to low-income immigrants by providing free and affordable immigration legal services, providing education to the public, and engaging in advocacy with immigrants. JFON NCTx is a regional affiliate of National Justice For Our Neighbors. 

The JFON NCTx staff attorney provides direct immigration legal services to low-income clients, and trains and supervises support staff and volunteers who assist in providing those services. The attorney’s caseload could include (SIJS), (VAWA), U Visas, T Visas, Adjustment of Status, (TPS), (DACA), and others. The attorney also participates in efforts to raise community awareness, serves as a source of legal education for immigrants, and engages in immigrant rights advocacy. 

Duties

  • Oversee assigned caseload involving the legal needs of immigrant clients
  • Provide legal counsel and advice to clients who attend JFON NCTx intake clinics and assist eligible clients in preparing immigration petitions and applications
  • Provide representation for JFON NCTx clients in Immigration Court and other federal, county and District courts and hearings as necessary
  • Develop a work plan and service priorities for working with JFON NCTx clients
  • Compile and analyze programmatic statistical information for progress reports
  • Contribute to the public education and advocacy efforts carried out by JFON NCTx
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Must have a J.D. and be admitted to a state bar, preferably the state of Texas
  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills 
  • Strong commitment to public interest legal service is required
  • At least 1-2 years of non-profit work experience is preferred
  • General knowledge of immigration and nationality law, and family law is required, work experience in the field is strongly preferred
  • Working proficiency in both English and Spanish
  • Ability to work sensitively with people having diverse personalities, lifestyles, cultures and faiths

Benefits

  • Salary: $25,000 to $40,000 with final offer dependent on experience
  • Pension, vacation, sick leave and other benefits are provided
  • Funding provided for Continuing Legal Education, professional membership fees, travel expenses

Application deadline: Aug. 14. 

How to Apply

Email a resume and cover letter to Executive Director Sid Earnheart at
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone: 817-310-3820


 

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