Posted 5 days ago

Bilingual English/Spanish Immigration Legal Services Attorney/Legal Representative

Company: World Relief
Category: Legal

 Carol Stream

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.