Bilingual English/Spanish Immigration Legal Services Attorney/Legal Representative
Company: World Relief
Type: Full Time
World Relief Chicagoland Immigration Legal Services (ILS) department provides low-cost immigration legal counsel and representation to the immigrant community and is looking to expand its legal team. As either a licensed attorney or a Department of Justice (DOJ) Accredited Representative, this position will provide direct legal counsel and representation to immigrants seeking affirmative benefits including family reunification, U/VAWA, refugee/asylee adjustments, DACA, naturalization, and records checks. This position will be based in the Carol Stream office in DuPage County. Bilingual in English/Spanish is required for this position. Role & Responsibilities:
- Immigration Legal Training
- Participate in Immigration law trainings dependent upon experience.
- Case management training on LawLogix as well as the case management protocols of the ILS department of World Relief Chicagoland.
- Actively engage in ongoing immigration legal trainings (occasionally out-of-state), conferences, webinars, roundtables, and research to maintain the necessary knowledge and experience under the oversight of the Legal Supervisor.
- Participate in weekly application case review and case questions meetings.
- Immigration Legal Counsel and Representation
- Screen and advise clients regarding immigration benefits and remedies available under the INA, CFR, and relevant government agency policies.
- Prepare immigration paperwork and write legal briefs, sign G-28s, and follow-up as needed.
- Represent clients in person at USCIS adjudication interviews and infopass appointments as needed.
- Zealously advocate for clients with relevant government actors via telephone and correspondence.
- Comply with WR Chicagoland ILS best practice case management rules, policies and procedures and legal ethics under the oversight of the Managing Attorney.
- Manage a full case load efficiently of both new and pending immigration cases.
- Public speaking as assigned to the immigrant community, churches, and other professionals.
- Specific projects as assigned by the ILS Director, Supervising Attorney or Managing Attorney.
- Occasional Saturdays and evenings may be required.