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What you Deliver:

  • You will conduct group and individual legal orientations and develop legal information and material for legal orientations and assistance. Conduct workshops and individual sessions to provide guidance and instruction; identify needs of clients; conduct legal research to prepare legal information and material to assist sponsors of Unaccompanied Children including information related to USCIS Field and Asylum offices, the Board of Immigration Appeals, Administrative Appeals Office, EOIR and other immigration agencies.

  • You will prepare materials and information to provide workshops to assist groups of sponsors of Unaccompanied Children complete and submit immigration documents on behalf of their sponsored Unaccompanied Children such as changes of address and changes of venue with the EOIR.

  • You will participate in and coordinate outreach campaigns and events to engage sponsors of Unaccompanied Children.  Participate in Charlas by presenting and performing legal consultations to the community and make referrals to pro bono and legal services. You participate in program and agency community legal education and outreach efforts, particularly as they relate to issues of immigration law, providing direct information to prospective clients, attending information sessions on asylum, deportation, and other immigration relief, and conduct legal workshops and engage pro bono counsel in the provision of legal services for sponsors of Unaccompanied Children.

  • You will research immigration legal processes, policies, procedures, and law to prepare information and material for sponsors of Unaccompanied Children. 

  • You will direct Representation provided to immigrant clients before the USCIS, Asylum Office or Immigration Court on a range of immigration matters including removal defense.  Conduct legal intakes and screening; interviewing client and others who can provide information or statement in furtherance of the principle client’s immigration matters; draft, prepare and assemble relevant immigration petitions and case summaries for pro bono recruitment; conduct legal research; write memoranda of law, motions or briefs in support of applications and petitions filed before USCIS, Asylum office, state court, Immigration and Federal Courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals, Administrative Appeals Office, EOIR and other immigration agencies; prepare the client for interviews and court hearings.

  • You will maintain client physical and electronic files for both direct representation clients and all Pro Bono attorney client cases according to program data and documentation requirements, including case notes, correspondence, filings, funder data completion, calendars and dockets.

  • You will identify policy issues and coordinate with other units within Cabrini Center and the immigration bar in advancing advocacy agenda to promote immigrant rights

  • You will develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure that the Cabrini Center provides high quality Pro Bono and direct legal services to clients and provide periodic training to Cabrini staff to maintain quality and standard of service. Work with Cabrini Leadership to evaluate program efficacy and engage in priority setting in line with community needs.

  • You will comply with all contract requirements.  Provide data and statistical information for grant, contract and other reporting purposes.  Provide accurate and timely monthly data, time logs, and reports for internal use, funder use, and other entity use.  Participate in trainings, webinars, meetings, calls, etc. as required by funders. 

  • You will attend and participate in mandatory unit and Cabrini staff meetings, stakeholder meetings, pro bono recruitment opportunities and other agency meetings.  Participate on calls and meetings organized by funders, city-wide advocacy groups, local service providers and national support centers

  • You will perform other duties as assigned, such as assisting and training staff in legal and regulatory changes, participating in coalition activities, participating in staff retreats, United Way activities, agency fairs and speaking engagements, assisting with special organizational projects/events, and any other duties as assigned.

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