Bilingual Staff Attorney, Catholic Charities (Baton Rouge)

 

Catholic Charities of Baton Rouge traces its history back to the oldest Catholic Charities in the nation. It has existed as an integral part of the Diocese of Baton Rouge since the inception of the Diocese in 1964. Both the Diocese of Baton Rouge and Catholic Charities of Baton Rouge grew out of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, and its Catholic Charities agency was the first in the U.S., established in the 1805. The Baton Rouge agency serves those most in need with an array of comprehensive programs that include direct assistance, disaster recovery, adoption, child-welfare services, and comprehensive supportive services for pregnant women, refugees, families in poverty, and ex-offenders. We are the area’s leading disaster recovery agency.

Catholic Charities Baton Rogue serves people of all faiths in Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupée, St. Helena, St. James, Tangipahoa, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana parishes. We’re a member agency of Capital Area United Way.

Position:
The Immigration Legal Services Division of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge is pleased to announce the creation of an additional Bilingual Staff Attorney position. 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct representation and assistance in applying for immigration benefits before USCIS representation services for immigrants and their families facing removal proceedings at the Oakdale, Jena, and New Orleans Immigration Courts in Louisiana
  • Provide non-representative Legal Orientation Program (LOP) services to immigration detainees in the Pine Prairie ICE Processing Center and the LaSalle ICE Processing Center, both located in rural Louisiana. Travel is anticipated for a minimum of three (3) to six (6) days per month


Qualifications:

  • JJ.D. from an accredited ABA institute
  • 6 months-2 years of immigration law practice experience
  • Experience with criminal defense or litigation and willing to learn immigration law will also be considered
  • Admitted to practice law in any state or the District of Columbia is acceptable (Certification/Licensure in Louisiana is preferred)
  • Spanish reading, writing and speaking fluency required
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office platform
  • Ability to work with diverse population and needs and handle deadlines and other court demands as needed


How to Apply:
To apply, send a cover letter, resume, three references and a writing sample (less than 10 pages) to hr@ccdiobr.org.