SAFE Staff Attorney, International Rescue Committee



Eligibility Determinations and Direct Legal Representation

·       Represent detained noncitizen Dallas residents in removal proceedings in Dallas Immigration Court, before the Board of Immigration Appeals, and before USCIS where applicable.

·       Represent non-detained clients released from detention.

·       Conduct intakes and frequent follow-up meetings with detained noncitizen Dallas residents at the Prairieland Detention Center. Travel may be required in the early morning or evenings, and weekends.

·       Provide personalized consultations on eligibility for relief from removal and legal case strategy.

Program Management

·       Supervise the DOJ Accredited Representative and Legal Assistant/Social Worker on the IRC Dallas SAFE team.

·       Ensure client and program data is collected consistently, managed appropriately and reported accurately using IRC’s Efforts to Outcomes (ETO) database and other relevant case management systems.

·       Employ creativity in developing and implementing internal policies and procedures to guarantee the best legal representation.

·       Work closely with the HQ Immigration Technical Unit team.

·       Other related duties as assigned.


Law degree (JD or LLM) from an ABA-accredited U.S. institution and admission to any state bar;

·       Experience providing direct legal representation in immigration court (at least 2 years’ experience preferred);

·       Thorough understanding of the intersection of criminal/immigration law;

·       Deep commitment to immigrant rights, criminal justice, and/or social justice;

·       Demonstrated commitment to representing low-income, disadvantaged clients;

·       Ability to work well under time pressure and handle a high volume caseload;

·       Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally in a courtroom setting and in writing

·       Excellent research, writing, analytical, and organizational skills;

·       Trauma-informed communication skills;

·       Fluency in English required, Spanish strongly preferred;

·       Must have a valid driver’s license, access to insured, personal vehicle, and ability to travel frequently in and around the service area to engage with clients and community partners.

How to Apply

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