Immigration Attorney

Austin, 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.

 Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Conduct thorough intakes to ascertain immigration relief;
  • Handle diverse caseload providing direct representation to unaccompanied children and families in removal proceedings as well as applicants for affirmative relief before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
  • Provide representation to individuals in Texas state court if related to a client’s immigration case;
  • Conduct Know Your Rights presentations and other community outreach, as needed, which may occur outside of regular business hours;
  • 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 Texas state bar required;
  • Fluent in Spanish;
  • Experience in immigration and family law preferred;
  • Able to travel between San Antonio and Austin and throughout Central Texas. 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.