Human Trafficking Attorney, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project

 

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks a bilingual attorney to provide direct representation to survivors of human trafficking, primarily, and to individuals pursuing various forms of immigration relief.

Position:
The attorney will provide legal assistance to community members through: (1) direct representation (2) individual consultations; and (3) community education. The attorney will focus on providing representation on cases involving T and U visa petitions, and other forms of humanitarian immigration relief. The attorney will also provide representation in removal proceedings before the Immigration Court. The staff attorney may also be assigned work relating to other immigration matters.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct representation to clients before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of State, Immigration Court, Board of Immigration Appeals, other federal agencies, and federal courts.
  • Conduct case analysis to determine eligibility for immigration relief, and provide direct legal services to immigrant survivors of human trafficking and other related crimes.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of significant policies, laws, and trends in immigration law, particularly as it impacts immigrant survivors of human trafficking.
  • Provide support through technical assistance and training to NWIRP staff on cases dealing with humanitarian protections for survivors of human trafficking.
  • Actively participate in state and local taskforces and initiatives pertaining to human trafficking.
  • Provide direct representation and other forms of legal assistance to individuals in other types of immigration matters.
  • Conduct presentations, workshops, legal clinics and individual consultations in Spanish and English.
  • Perform administrative tasks, such as case tracking and management, as required by supervisory staff.
  • Participate in NWIRP’s outreach, community education and development efforts.
  • Perform other tasks as required and directed by supervisory staff.

Qualifications:

  • Law degree.
  • Admission to the bar of any state in the U.S.
  • Demonstrated commitment to immigrant rights and willingness to support NWIRP’s mission, vision and values.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Commitment to working in a diverse environment.
  • Fluency in English and a second language.
  • Prior experience representing immigrant survivors of trafficking before USCIS, the Department of State, and the Immigration Court strongly preferred.
  • Prior experience working with survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault preferred.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently.
  • Ability to provide trauma-informed and culturally competent legal representation.
  • Ability to take on a substantive caseload of trafficking-related cases.
  • Proficiency in use of web-based software, MS Word and MS Excel

How to Apply:
To apply, please send a Resume and Cover letter describing how your lived or work experience would make you a good fit for this role to TSUtrafficking@nwirp.org.