Immigration Attorney

Corpus Christi, Texas, United States Full-time


RAICES, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency that promotes justice by providing free and low-cost immigration legal services and education to underserved immigrant children, families and refugees in Texas seeks to hire a full-time staff attorney who will represent individuals pursuing benefits or seeking relief under the Immigration and Nationality Act. This position is located in Corpus Christi, Texas.

 Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Conduct thorough intakes to ascertain immigration relief;
  • Handle large caseload providing direct representation to individuals eligible for immigration relief;
  • Provide representation to individuals in immigration removal proceedings as well as before the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Corpus Christi Immigration Court, or Texas state courts if related to a client’s immigration case
  • Assume general administrative responsibilities, including detailed case management, supervision of a legal assistant, and timekeeping;

 Qualifications:

  • J.D. from an accredited law school;
  • Admission to a State Bar required and/or Must be Sitting for State Bar Exam Summer of 2019 (Continued employment dependent upon Summer Bar Exam Results);
  • Fluent in Spanish;
  • Experience in immigration and family law preferred but agency willing to train;
  • Committment to social justice evidenced by job and/or volunteer/intern experience;
  • Able to travel in the Corpus Christi area as needed. Occasional travel to Houston for asylum interviews may also be required.

RAICES is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or veteran status.