Job Postings

Staff Attorney - Immigration

Employer

  • Domestic Violence Legal Clinic

Location

555 West Harrison Street
Suite 1900
Chicago, IL 60607

Website

http://www.dvlcchicago.org/

Description

  • Perform intake functions, interviewing potential clients to evaluate case for representation
  • During initial interview, provide advice and brief services as appropriate
  • Provide high quality representation for survivors of domestic violence seeking domestic violence-related immigration remedies
  • Manage a case load of ongoing U Visa and VAWA cases
  • Deliver services according to principles of trauma-informed care
  • Maintain client files, noting all deadlines, communications and other relevant information
  • Coordinate with agency’s Client Support Coordinator and other colleagues to ensure that client receives seamless, holistic services
  • Supervise volunteers including attorneys, students and interns
  • Participate in agency staff meetings and other required events
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Licensed to practice law in Illinois
  • Highly proficient in Spanish, including ability to interview and represent clients with limited or no-English speaking abilities preferred
  • Must have completed or be willing to complete 40 hour Domestic Violence training
  • Familiarity with principles of trauma-informed care and willingness to complete additional training
  • Immigration law experience preferred
  • Ability to develop and implement short and long-term litigation strategies
  • Strong self-motivation and ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines