Immigration Attorney, Catholic Charities


  • Follows through with referrals from parishes and general public as well as refugee resettlement staff and other Catholic Charities programs to provide consultation as requested on immigration legal matters
  • Assesses referred cases for appropriate services (or possible referral)
  • Prepares and/or supervises the preparation of family petitions, asylum applications, waivers, VAWA, consular processing, and other applications for immigration relief.
  • Implements program’s revenue increase via attorney assisted services program
  • Ensures strict adherence to budgetary expectations and program requirements
  • Represents clients before USCIS proceedings and EOIR court proceedings;
  • Represent Clients in State Court Dependency, Paternity, Custody, or Guardianship Proceedings for Special Immigration Juvenile Status
  • Assists Program Administrator in the development and expansion of its immigration services and resources
  • Remains current with law, literature and community needs and trends
  • Acts as resource person for staff
  • Completes required written assignments or reports in a timely basis
  • Participates on a CQI team
  • Attends agency meetings and staff development programs as required
  • Attends training session as determined by the needs outlines in annual evaluation


  • Member in good standing of Florida State Bar
  • 3 years of experience in immigration law
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish and/or English/Creole)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Software (especially Word, Outlook and Excel)
  • Will adhere to all Catholic Charities and Diocesan policies and Procedures
  • Exhibits professional telephone manner, interpersonal skills, confidentiality.
  • Ability to work effectively with Diocesan employees, pastors, departments heads, representatives of other agencies and the general public.
  • Ability to multi-task, work independently and make responsible judgment calls.
  • Ability to respect confidentiality and consistently exercise discretion and good business judgment
  • Ability to work irregular hours
  • Knowledge and support of Catholic Church teachings
  • Florida Driver’s License, excellent driving record and access to vehicle

How to Apply:
To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, references, and writing sample to Timothy Keohane, Esq (Program Director) at tkeohane@ccdpb.