Immigration Attorney

Fort Worth, Texas, USA Full-time

RAICES is hiring a Staff Attorney to work in our Fort Worth office. The Staff Attorney will provide legal services for unaccompanied immigrant juveniles released from the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) in the DFW metroplex and represent adults and families pursuing benefits or seeking relief under the Immigration and Nationality Act. Core responsibilities will include screening clients for legal relief, direct representation and pro bono attorney outreach, training and mentoring on behalf unaccompanied immigrant children and other immigrant community members. All RAICES staff participates in data input and reporting, stakeholder relationship building and other duties, as required. 

RAICES is 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.  We actively advocate for these individuals and do whatever it takes to assist the immigrant community.

Founded in 1986, RAICES has grown to be the largest immigration legal services provider in Texas. With offices in Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio, RAICES is a frontline organization in the roiling debate about immigration and immigrants in the world. As an organization that combines expertise developed from the daily practice of immigration law with a deep commitment to advocacy, RAICES is unique among immigration organizations. Our advocacy and commitment to change are driven by the clients and families we serve every day as our attorneys and legal assistants provide legal advocacy and representation in an immigration system that breaks apart families and leaves millions without pathways to legal status.

 

 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 Dallas Immigration Court, or Texas state courts if related to a client’s immigration case;
  • Conduct Know Your Rights presentations and other community outreach, as needed, in Fort Worth, Tarrant County and surrounding counties, 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;
  • Fluent in Spanish;
  • Experience in immigration preferred;
  • Able to travel throughout North 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.