Position Summary: Catholic Charities of the East Bay (CCEB) works with youth, children and families to promote self- sufficiency, strengthen families and purse safety and justice. The Immigration Legal Services Department has provided relief for immigrants and refugees for over 35 years. With a full staff of attorneys, Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) accredited representatives, paralegals, law students and support staff in Oakland, Concord, and Richmond, CCEB is one of the largest providers of immigration legal services for low income families in the East Bay.
The Immigration Counselor is responsible for providing direct legal representation to clients in family based immigration, U-Visa and VAWA applications, DACA and naturalization cases. A successful candidate for this position will be a currently licensed immigration attorney experienced in the provision of immigration legal services.
The Immigration Counselor position will also work with other attorneys who have a special focus on the provision of legal representation to unaccompanied children (UAC) and families with young children from Central America currently residing in the East Bay. For these cases the Counselor may work on Asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), U- and T-Visa remedies. In addition, the Counselor will assist the department in preparing for implementation of administrative relief.
The attorney supervises the work of paralegals and accredited representatives in representing clients. The attorney works with the legal program staff to provide guidance and assistance on cases; the attorney also provides community presentations on immigration law and immigrant rights. The attorney position will be based in Oakland. This is a part-time position.
Supervisory Responsibility: Supervision of BIA accredited representatives, paralegals, law students and other support staff and participation in case rounds.
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Benefit Status: There are no benefits included in this position.
Overtime (FLSA) Status: Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Status: Temporary / Part-time
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