Bilingual Immigration Attorney

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington
Gaithersburg, MD
Aug 17, 2019
Aug 22, 2019
Full Time
COMPANY OVERVIEW: Catholic Charities is the social ministry outreach of the Archdiocese of Washington. We believe in strengthening the lives of all in need by giving help that empowers and hope that lasts. Catholic Charities works to create a world in which every person is cherished, regardless of individual limitations, and strengthened in the use of personal gifts in order to reach his or her full potential as a valued member of the community. We are looking for exceptional people who share our vision and values. Inspiring Hope. Building Futures. JOB SUMMMARY: The Bilingual Immigration Attorney provides legal advice and representation in accord with the best practice of the profession. The position assists the Director of Immigration Legal Services with all internal and external reporting and with the supervision of assigned interns/volunteers. *Bi-lingual required (English and Spanish). ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES: * Interview individuals seeking legal assistance and advise the client as to possible options through proper interpretation of current laws. * Provide ongoing legal representation to the client commencing with the initial intake interview, drafting of documents, correspondence and client applications/petitions. * Conduct outreach activities in the community related to legal issues. * Assist with the supervision of assigned interns/volunteers. * Serve as liaison between the program and community partners. * Assist with development in Southern Maryland. Requirements EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE: * Law Degree (JD) required. * Admission to the practice of law in any state and/or Washington, DC (Maryland Bar Preferred). * 1+ years of experience in immigration law. * This position will require completion of Continuing Legal Education, in addition to all licensing requirements for the jurisdiction, where the attorney is licensed to practice. SKILLS and COMPETENCIES REQUIRED: * Excellent written and verbal communication skills. * Excellent public speaking skills in English and Spanish. * Skill in the use of computers, preferably in a PC, Windows-based operating environment. #CB Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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